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© Image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
Amycasey
4 X 5 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
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4 X 4 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
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4 X 4 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
Nicholas_bohac
4 X 4 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
Tara_foley
4 X 4 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
Kathryn_gritt-neil
2009 © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
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4 X 4 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
Veronica_de_jesus
4 X 4 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
Casey_webwebbing
Webbing, 2008 Acrylic on Paper 26 X 34 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
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Hills Lumps and Cascades, 2008 Acrylic and Graphite on Panel 24 X 24 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
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Brittle Blue in Faultless Fastness, 2009 Oil and Acrylic on Panel 24 X 24 Inches © image courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco
Mixed Metaphors and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior

345 Village Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95030
April 18th, 2009 - May 14th, 2009
Opening: April 18th, 2009 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ARTISTS

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.rosenthalgallery.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
michael@rosenthalgallery.com
PHONE:  
415-552-1010
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Sun12-6 or by appointment 415-275-1278
TAGS:  
mixed-media, abstract, figurative, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Opening reception: Saturday April 18, 4 to 9 pm

Michael Rosenthal

365 Valencia Street, San Francisco, Ca
415-552-1010, michael@rosenthalgallery.com,  www.rosenthalgallery.com

Contact: Susan Chen

April 18 to May 14, 2009

The show title and work created for this exhibit run together.  The artist curator Mona Hatoum expressed it best when she declared: “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 question than answers.”

The exhibition at Michael Rosenthal sets out to explore Hautoum’s statement by presenting an array of work in different forms, conceived by a divergent group of artists that explores the idea or random relationships and mixed metaphors.

The compulsive side of the exhibition sets out to let chance and circumstance present itself in the form of a 4” x 4” painting as multiplied by 101 artists working independently to create the whole of the installation. The installation will present hundreds of 4 x 4 paintings without attribution. The artist’s name will be revealed after the purchase ($50) of a painting. The works will be incorporated into a wall painting by Terry Hoff.

Large works by: