Opening reception June 2 2016, from 5 – 9 pm “D E S T I N E S I A” curated by DH Dowling
June 2 – July 29 2016
featuring the works of:
Adam Carnes, Stephen Cefalo, Jeanette Marie Clough, Robert Steven Connett, Marsha De La O, Julie Dermansky, Joseba Eskubi, David Fullarton, Ian Gamache, Karto Gimeno, Mark Gleason, Gregory Jacobsen, Lee Jeffries, Clay Lipsky, Sarah Maclay, Holaday Mason, Tom McKee, P54, Carol Prusa, Victor Rodriguez, Brooke Shaden, Alessandro Sicioldr, Linnea Strid, Fred Stonehouse, Jaya Su Su, A.W. Sommers, Alexandra Urban, CW Wells, Heather Wilcoxon, Dan Witz, Sandra Yagi, Santiago Ydáñez, Sarah Zar.
Stephen Romano Gallery is very pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition curated by DH Dowling entitled “DESTINESIA” opening Thursday June 2 from 5 – 9 pm. This exhibition marks the final chapter in the Stephen Romano Gallery’s Bushwick location. The gallery will be closing permanently in Brooklyn after this exhibition.
DH Dowling is an award-winning producer, writer and director. His work has garnered Telly awards, a Mobius award, a Mercury Award, New York Festival Awards, Monitor Awards, ITVA awards, and Society of Technical Communicators Awards of Distinction. Doug also teaches independent livings skills to individuals with traumatic brain injury, specializing in brain injured artists, of which he is more proud than any of the above. Doug is the editor-in-chief of Mental Shoes magazine.www.mentalshoes.com He is a freelance photographer and is polishing his debut novel.
Gallery owner Stephen Romano said “The theme of “D E S T I N E S I A” perfectly suits where the gallery has ended up, and America as a whole, Douglas Dowling has done a superb job of curating this exhibition. The imminent shutting down of the L train between Bushwick and Manhattan, and the timing of the lease renewal have just made it impossible to commit to further programming in this location, I’m very concerned about how friends and clients would access the gallery. We had a good run in Bushwick, had some great exhibitions and openings that were all well covered in the press. I was happy to give artists such as Rithika Merchant, Jel Ena, Matthew Dutton and Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman their first New York exhibitions, as well the first solo exhibition of the works of America’s earliest outsider artist Charles Dellschau in 15 years and some smash hit group exhibitions such as “Lexicon Infernali“, “Magica Sexualis” and “Saint Bowie“. We have great neighbors with Falansai restaurant, My Sweet and Cotton Candy Machine. But given the commitment the artists have to make to create a mature body of work ready for exhibition over the course of a year or two, our location in Bushwick just didn’t seem to offer the kinds of opportunities for artists that a more centralized location in Manhattan may have. Having said that, during the course of our year long stay in Bushwick we managed to place works with several museums and collectors and continue to perpetuate the gallery and the artists in the press.”
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