By Albert Frankenstein -
San Francisco Chronicle Thursday, Nov. 6, 1969

Jack Kamesar, whose sculpture is at the Arleigh Gallery, 824 Mongomery Street, takes us back to the ancient, eternal themes of noble tragedy and high dedication. His work is made of steel strips and rods, forged and welded, rough edged, dark in color, enormously dynamic in thrust and build. Two kinds of classicism run as continuous, sometimes interlinked threads through the Kamesar show. One is the classicism of the antique and the other is the classicism of cubism. Several of his groups reminds one of Marcel Duchamp's "King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes," not because of any specific reminiscence but because of the artist's total mastery of his materials and his theme.

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