Bill Arning, from his catalogue essay for "In Full Effect", White Columns, 1991
Rick Klauber’s paintings are on a small, intimate scale. He mixes harmonious and discordant color combinations, creating jewel-like effects. The surfaces are highly worked and seductive. One is drawn in literally and figuratively by the scale and surface. One detects multiple systems at work in these paintings both in the unusual palette and grid structures. He works in series, not in a conspicuously rigorous systematic way. By changing only one or two variables between sequential paintings, he works through several possible combinations of each premise.
excerpt from his catalogue essay for "In Full Effect", White Columns, 1991