The West Australian

“At the Gadfly Gallery, Nedlands is Floating World, an exhibition of Ralph Stanton’s brightly-coloured, breezy abstract paintings, many of which are evidence of his proficient paint handling.

These I can understand. They’re the sort of paintings that (the late) broodingly heroic, American painter Mark Rothko might have done if he had lightened up, taken holidays on the Gold coast and spent his evenings drinking strawberry daiquiri with Ken Done, rather than worrying about “the void” and all that heavy stuff.

Floating World drifts on until August 22.”

Robert Cook in The West Australian
Arts today________________________Wednesday 11 August 1999