John Goodrich reviews the exhibition Deborah Rosenthal: Journeys and Topologies at Bowery Gallery, New York, on view through February 25, 2012.
Goodrich writes: "Deborah Rosenthal continues to infuse a highly personal approach with intimations of the mythic. Stylistically, the artist's abstracted paintings have always recalled for me Robert Delaunay in their melodic, organic overlapping of planes of vivid color... But her goals seem quite different, closer in spirit to Kandinsky or Rouault in their transcendental longings. Her latest showing of nearly 20 paintings, depicting wayfarers and abstracted landscapes, not only depict but personify journeys of the soul."