by Julia Couzens
But Rosenthal’s melancholy tone — the exploration of the sooty blackness of the dense strata of charcoal lines traveling across his surfaces, paint the color of oak galls — imbues the work with a 21st Century incantation of Casper Friedrich loneliness. This is the stuff of distant train whistles, Cormac McCarthy, and silent odysseys on the road.
About the Author:
Julia Couzensis a Sacramento-based artist and writer whose work has been widely shown, most recently at the di Rosa Preserve. Her drawings and hybrid objects are in museum and public collections throughout the U.S. These include the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts; Berkeley Art Museum; Oakland Museum; Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina; and Yale University. She lives and works on Merritt Island in the Sacramento River delta.