Eating Fruit Loops in color order is, to me, the only way to eat them ... perhaps that's one of the reasons why I was drawn to an art show called Mixed Metaphors and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior.
Rosenthal Gallery, a fabulous space located on the 300 block of Valencia, was drenched, wall-to-wall, in fresh paintings created by
independent Bay Area artists.
“The best art is that which complicates things for you by exposing impossible contradictions, which makes you question your assumptions about the world so that you walk away with more questions than answers,” explained curator Mona Hatoum.
The Mixed Metaphors and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior exhibit was explained as a mission to let chance and circumstance present themselves. To an art neophyte, it was like a trip to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory for the eyes. Subtle messages
dipped in bright colors, sprinkled with literal jabs and abstract ideas ... it was all just very cool and inviting.
Michael Rosenthal opened the doors of his gallery less than a year ago and has created quite a buzz in that short time.
This is definitely a venue to keep on the radar.