Thursday, June 17, 2010

Studio visit-Vincent Romaniello

Last week, I met up with Vincent Romaniello at his studio. It had been a long time since I'd last visited and there was a lot of new works completed and in the making, which was exciting to see. My main experience of Romaniello's work has been through painting, which always had an edge of materiality about them. One show that comes to mind was one he had at the Philadelphia Art Alliance maybe three years ago, where he showed large, mixed-media works whose surfaces read more like Japanese rock gardens with furrows of sand, gesso and other materials activating the painting surfaces.

Since then, Vince's studio practice has grown to include assemblage projects where he makes use of building materials like insulation foam and everyday objects, while expanding his painting practice to include poured paintings like those in his 'Tectonic' series.

Vince's work can be seen in two upcoming shows:

Campfire Art
Presented by Winkel & Balktick
June 19, 2010
Brooklyn, NY

Philadelphia Painters
Curated by Matthew Farina
July 6-August 17, 2010

Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 8, 6-8pm

547 West 27th Street
New York, NY

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