Hot orb fantasy
When you look at a certain one of Rondall Reynoso’s “Things Eternal” at the Artisan Gallery, 1901 Del Paso Boulevard, there’s a faint recollection of something warm and familiar. This piece, pastel and acrylic on canvas, figures into a series of brilliantly colored work in Reynoso’s rather minimalist one-man show, Whatsoever. Finally you remember what it evokes, a throwback to a time before these gloomy, gray days—the sun! The series’ round shapes shimmer like the corona of that hot orb, and you can pretend to feel the heat. Reynoso’s “Roundels” on portrait-shaped canvases are fun, with amoebic shapes flowing in the tightly confined, richly hued spaces.
And maybe it’s the recent season full of sugar that makes this connection, but his “Knowledge Series” floor installation of acrylic and wood boxes could fit into Wayne Thiebaud’s dreams: oversized, square, chocolate-topped candies or cakes, all lined up in an almost infinite row. Through January 7; call (916) 648-0260 for more information.