Artists Petra Varl with her work

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Elisa Bollazzi, director of Museo Microcollection

Sračok & Pöhlmann present
For Real

April 1–16, 2017
Opening: Friday, March 31, 6:30pm

Petra Varl will be presenting her new body of work, an installation of bold ink drawings on paper of trees and their shadows. Curated by Herzog Dellafiore
Microcollection will exhibit twenty art fragments, visible under a microscope, from the collection, selected by con-artist Daniel Devlin who chose ten artists he knew personally (circled in red) and ten only by reputation (circled in green).

Through Shim at ArtHelix Gallery
289 Meserole Streeet
Brooklyn, NY 11206
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Julian Schnabel: New Plate Painting, Through March 25, Pace 510 West 25th St. New York NY 10001

Willem DaFoe visiting Julian Schnabel's exhibition at Pace

Albert Oehlen "Elevator Paintings: Trees" Gagosian, 522 West 21st St, New York, NY 10011

Albert Oehlen

R.B. Kitaj: The Exile at Home (1932-2007), Through April 08, Marlborough Contemporary, 545 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001

R.B. Kitaj (detail)

Nicolás Guagnini

Nicolás Guagnini

Al Taylor: Early Paintings, Through April 15, Zwirner, 537 West 20th St. New York, NY

Al Taylor

all photographs by Vincent Romaniello

Artist's Talk with
John Wellington
Friday, March 10, 7pm

Temple Tomb Fortress Ruin
extended through March 12

The Lodge Gallery
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

The Intricacies of Love

March 16 - April 15

Julia Brown, Glenn Ligon, John Waters

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16, 5-8pm
followed by dinner at La Grata 8:30pm

The Gathering & Open Mic
Saturday, March 25, 6pm at the Annex

LeAp presents Women's Suffrage Youth Forum
Thursday, March 30, 4-6pm at the Annex

Parent & Child Attachment Styles by Mosammat Akter
Saturday, April 1, 2pm at the Annex

Curated by Phyllis Rosenzweig

305 E 140th Street 1A
Bronx, NY 10454

Temporary Annex
2422 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454

Nadja Verena Marcin

Franklin Furnace Grant

From the press release
Nadja Verena Marcin’s OPHELIA will be an architectural performance both presented live and as video sculpture evoking questions of anthropocentric attitudes and actions that are resulting in human destruction of the biosphere. The artist will be reenacting Ophelia’s final moments inside a saltwater water tank—wearing an Ophelia-like dress, and a transparent breathing mask, the artist will appear dreamlike but deprived, attempting to quote text from Daniil Kharms’ The Werld about human subjective perception. The final video-sculpture, an aquarium-like transparent sarcophagus, with video screens on its longer sides, will display footage of the live performance. The iconic artwork and text that have inspired and will inform this performance includes Ophelia (Millais, 1852) and Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Koons, 1985) and text from The Werld (Kharms, 1939).The image of Ophelia inside an advanced, constructed reality, kept alive through a mask and encircled by technology, will be a metaphor for the Anthropocene: “The human imprint on the planet has now become so large that it rivals some of the great forces of nature.”

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"Activist Artists Today" at The Galerie St. Etienne, January 18, 2017. Left to right: Dread Scott, commentator Amei Wallach, Mel Chin and Sue Coe. click on photo to enlarge

Commentator Amei Wallach (left), and artist Mel Chin

Work from current exhibition "You Say You Want a Revolution American Artists and the Communist Party" through February 11, 2017

George Grosz, A Little Child Shall Lead Them Circa 1935. Ink with later watercolor additions on cream laid paper. 18x23 in (45.7x58.4 cm).

Artist Sue Coe, above. Below, her work, Healthcare Not Warfare, 1991. Graphite, gouache and ink on white Strathmore Bristol board. 29x23 1/8 in (73.9 x 58.8 cm). Illustration for The Nation.

Artist and activist Dread Scott

Louis LozowickStrike Scene, 1934. Lithograph on heavy cream wove paper. 11x 9 in (27.9 x 22.9 cm). From an edition of 10 impressions. Flint 121.
William Gropper, The Debater 1949. Oil on canvas board. 10x8 in (25.4 x 20.3 cm).

Philip Evergood, Renunciation 1946. Oil on canvas. 50x 36 in (127 x 91.4 cm). Private collection.

Taking questions from the audience above and below.
Above, left to right: Dread Scott, Amei Wallach, Mel Chin and Sue Coe

You Say You Want a Revolution
American Artists and the Communist Party
October 18, 2016 through February 11, 2017

Activist Artists Today
January 18, 2017
Artists Dread Scott, Mel Chin and Sue Coe, commentator Amei Wallach

The Galerie St. Etienne
24 West 57th Street
New York, NY
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am–5pm

all photographs by Vincent Romaniello
See you in 2017 

Thank you to all of the artists, galleries and institutions who have shown their appreciation for the photographs of your work and posts on ROMANBLOG II and social media, all meant to help get the word out about your projects. I appreciate your support for those efforts and for my personal work by way of attending my shows and participation here.

Happy holidays and best to you in 2017.


October 27th to November 6

Curated by Sebastien Pesot
Participating artists: Michael David, Martha Wilson, Paul D'Agostino, Mina Pam Dick, Andrew Hussey, Todd Bienvenu, Claudia Eve Beauchesne, Richard Garet, Aaron Cometbus, Sébastien Pesot, Mandy Lyn Ford, Philippe Nassif, Rafael Fuchs, Sylvain Bouthillette, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Jacinthe Loranger, Annie Baillargeon, Jacob Wren, Anouk Pennel, David Clerson, Mathieu Valade, Julie Andrée T. and Ted Riederer

The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Top, "Malcolm McLaren_1995” by Rafael Fuchs
Archival inkjet print 20x24”
Edition : 3/15
Above, "David Johansen (Buster Poindexter)" 1998 by Rafael Fuchs
Archival inkjet print 20x24”
Edition : 3/15
I'm very glad to be included in this exhibition. Please come by and see the work!

Henry Bermudez

"Influenced by Latin American and African mythology and folk art, in this exhibit Henry Bermudez creates wall-sized cut paper collages combined with giant cut-out photos featuring Kelicia Pitts, a fine art model and local curator. The installation also represents the latest art collaboration of Ms. Pitts’ ongoing The Kandy Project, in which she acts as the primary model/subject for a visual artist’s body of work."

The University Ricardo Palma’s Visual Art Gallery
Lima, Peru