Chelsea, NYC : September, 2018

I don't publish here much but if you follow my facebook link there are posts with the header ROMANBLOG II which include the images you see here with info and captions.


uptown: nasty women/bad hombres

Through November 5, 2017

El Museo Del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

Above, The Shooter's Bible by Stephanie A. Lindquist

Summer Patterns
Keith Breitfeller, Sarah Haenn and Robert McNellis

Opening: June 3, 2017, 5-7pm

Jed Williams Gallery

615 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA

Image: works by Sarah Haenn, silkscreen on cotton fabric, (left) gallery director Jed Williams, (right) Keith Breitfeller and Robert McNellis. photograph courtesy of Jed Williams Gallery

I know I've been very lack about publishing lately. I've been busy, what can I say.

The project you see here is an idea for the board game as well as an exhibition. On the smallest scale I will let people download the game board for free. It can be a fun home or school project with the board as a starting space. New 3D game pieces (mine are the Milagros) and game cards can be created using their own ideas.

In one of the images you see a table set up ready to play on. This can be used for small group exhibitions. More tables can be used for larger shows.

The large solo exhibition will include a fenced-in detention center, silver emergency blankets, human scale 3D Milagros that will be moved by audience members, and video screens with dice rolls, card text, sound effects, etc.

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
more info

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