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Review: Awful Vile Gross Rotten
by Dan Grossman | Nuvo, October 17, 2011

SpaceCamp MicroGallery; through Oct. 30.

In this show, Philadelphia-based artist Vincent Romaniello takes small things that we see each day, like potato chip bags and drinking straws, and makes outsized 3D replicas inspired by them. But pay just as much attention to the 2D works on display here.

Another blow-up painting, this time inspired by commercial art found on packaging material, is painted with the logo "Sunny." You also see, in this acrylic on paper work sheathed in clear plastic, wholesome portraits of a smiling mom with her son holding a beach ball. (Romaniello's a damn-good portrait artist, by the way.) But this happy beach scene is undercut by the plethora of extra symbols — x's, o's, and triangles that suggest dire warnings.

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