Scope Miami Beach 2018

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce our participation in the 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach.  SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honored by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, and welcomes 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.

Participating Artists in Roman Fine Art’s booth, number D13, are Ivan Alifan, Ray Caesar, Tim Conlon, Michele Dragonetti, Michael Dweck, Lizzie Gill, Grant Haffner, The Kaplan Twins, Ciara Rafferty, Leah Schrager, SWOON, Dean West & Stephen Wilson.

Get with the Program 2018

Roman Fine Art is pleased to present Get with the Program 2018, the third edition of our annual holiday group exhibition. This exhibit will feature painting, photography and mixed media works by eleven contemporary artists working in a variety of media and genres. The exhibit opens with a public reception for the artists Saturday, November 24, 6 – 8pm.

This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within Contemporary art including street art, figurative, conceptual, sociopolitical and landscape. The eclectic nature of this group show is intended to reflect the diverse program regularly offered at Roman Fine Art. In addition to offering works by Christina Creutz, Tim Conlon, Michael Dweck, Grant Haffner, Lizzie Gill, Ciara Rafferty, SWOON and Dean West, this year’s edition of Get with the Program introduces our clientele to three new talents; Emma Balou, Kelly Franké and Stephen Wilson.

As always, Roman Fine Art is committed to bringing exciting, provocative and relevant new artistic voices to our clientele. Our mission is to create an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to supporting the very best in New Contemporary Art. Among the talented and internationally renowned artists to have exhibited in Roman Fine Art’s exhibitions are Ivan Alifan, Colin Christian, Ron English, EVOL, Shepard Fairey, Mark Jenkins, Steven Klein, Anthony Lister, RETNA, Leah Schrager and Nicola Verlato.

Artists exhibited at Roman Fine Art range from future stars to established forces within the global art community. Many have had their work exhibited in important museums and galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Deitch Projects and the Corcoran Gallery of Art just to name a few. Profiles of these artists and their work have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, TIME, Forbes, Artnews, Juxtapoz, the New York Daily News, The Observer, High Fructose and many more relevant publications.

 

ARTISTS INCLUDED IN GET WITH THE PROGRAM 2018:

 Emma Balou, Christina Creutz, Tim Conlon, Michael Dweck, Kelly Franké, Grant Haffner, Lizzie Gill, Ciara Rafferty, SWOON, Dean West & Stephen Wilson.

 

Texas Contemporary 2018 - Booth 205

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Now going into its seventh edition, Texas Contemporary 2018 will feature 65 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

2018 will see the continuation and expansion of Texas Contemporary’s notable partnerships with the region’s finest institutions and museums. With the support of the Houston community and the city’s galleries and institutions, Texas Contemporary will return to the newly refurbished George R. Brown Convention Center for a compelling and constructive seventh edition.

Art Market Summer Group Show

EXHIBITION: Art Market Summer Group
EXHIBITION DATES:
July 2 – July 30, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 13, 6-8pm.
LOCATION: 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce our new exhibit, Art Market Summer Group. Art Market Summer Group is an annual survey of New Contemporary Art featuring the most provocative new painters, sculptors and photographers working in their respective mediums. Art Market Summer Group opens Monday, July 2nd and the exhibit continues through Monday, July 30th. There will be a cocktail reception for the artists at Roman Fine Art Friday, July 13th, 6-8pm.

Art Market Summer Group embodies Roman Fine Art’s mission to provide an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to recognizing and supporting New Contemporary Art by showcasing the cutting-edge talent newly entering the gallery scene. As always, our Summer Group strives to further advance the dialogue of New Contemporary art movements from around the country with a national roster of relevant new artists. Each year, the eclectic nature and quality of work featured in this special exhibition have made it the “must-see” summer event for savvy Hamptons contemporary art collectors.

As with last year’s edition, Art Market Summer Group expands beyond the gallery walls and into Market Art & Design fair, celebrating its 8th year. This continued partnership with the premier Hamptons art fair allows Roman Fine Art to expand the scope and depth of its program. Market Art & Design opens Thursday, July 5th at 6pm at the Bridgehampton Historical Society in Bridgehampton, NY and continues through Sunday, July 8th.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Ray Caesar is an English artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Describing his work as “digital surreal”, Caesar merges elements of the decorative and architectural, Art Deco and Victorian visual codes. His portraits of childlike creatures portray elements of the grotesque, however are offset by their fairytale surroundings. His painterly haunting imagery is digitally created using 3D modelling software.

Tim Conlon an American artist lives and works between Los Angeles and Washington. Conlon is best known for large- scale murals, graffiti, particularly freight train graffiti. Conlon takes inspiration from the logos, typography, and color schemes of old freight trains.

Michael Dweck is a photographer from Long Island, New York. Known for his photographs of the body situated in the local environments of the Hamptons area, his is an American version of the Arcadian vision. Blending nostalgia, fantasy, and documentation the photographs present a compelling portrait of a place in time and a way of life at once fading and being reinvented with each new season.

The Kaplan Twins Identical twin artists who work as a collaborative team. Celebrated for their nude depictions of personalities like Kim Kardashian West, Emily Ratajkowski and Amber Rose, The Kaplan Twins’ latest paintings continue to utilize the quirky, ridiculous and engrossing culture of internet fame while exploring new modes of communication, and the resulting evolution of language and symbolism.

Reisha Perlmutter is a Brooklyn-based painter interested in how water and light blur the separation between body and nature in her imagery. Drawn to the organic nature of oil paint, Perlmutter explores the way it bleeds, glows, moves, and transforms over time.

Dalton Portella is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and surfer. Portella cage dives with sharks in Montauk to capture his source photographs for his stunning watercolor paintings of the deadly creatures.

Dean West is an Australian Photographer who lives in New York. His complex imagery blends several ideas seamlessly into one image, often leaving the viewer with an unsettling feeling. He is best known for his intricate and highly staged photographs that take everyday occurrences beyond the realm of natural reality.

Stephen Wilson is a conceptual artist whose background in fashion and home design honed his embroidery-digitizing mastery and creative expertise. In his fine arts practice, Stephen is deeply interested in the intersection of traditional craft and contemporary culture. His work reflects high fashion influences, traditional craft and quilting techniques, and a pop-culture aesthetic.

Market Art + Design 2018

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce our participation in Market Art + Design 2018, now celebrating it’s 8th year.

The booth embodies Roman Fine Art’s mission to provide an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to recognizing and supporting New Contemporary Art by showcasing the cutting-edge talent newly entering the gallery scene. As always, we strive to further advance the dialogue of New Contemporary art movements from around the country with a national roster of relevant new artists. Each year, the eclectic nature and quality of work featured in this special exhibition have made it the “must-see” summer event for savvy Hamptons contemporary art collectors.

Market Art & Design opens Thursday, July 5th at 6 PM at the Bridgehampton Historical Society in Bridgehampton, NY and continues through Sunday, July 8th.
VIP Opening reception will take place on Thursday, July 5th from 6-10 PM.

Pastime/Time Passed: Lizzie Gill and Ciara Rafferty

(East Hampton, NY, April, 2018) – Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce Pastime/Time Passed, a selection of new work from Brooklyn-based artists, Lizzie Gill and Ciara Rafferty. Please join the artists for drinks and nibbles in the gallery on Saturday, May 26, 6pm – 8pm at 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY.

Color-splashed retro imagery, glamorized nostalgia and leisure studies of bygone eras comprise Gill and Rafferty’s hyper-stylized representations of wholesome values and pleasures of “The Good Old Days”. Gone is the time of The Great American Road Trip, with its novelty of futuristic hotels and motels that brought families together with blithe poolside lounging and Atomic Age idols. Gill and Rafferty draw inspiration from the 1950s and 60s, a time that for many Americans represented hope, postwar prosperity and freedom. With imagery of the American dream portrayed through old fashioned values and Hollywood romance, Gill and Rafferty explore the richly nostalgic context of the people, places and icons of days long passed that now exist in a liminal space. These images of carefree summer fun and untroubled leisure occupy the dreams and desires of our modern sensibilities as the contemporary world flies by in hyper speed.

Gill’s work presents retro American figures and activities in undefined spaces and times, floating in ether, surrounded and interrupted by shapes and color. Magazine friendly bodies and faces are cut out of their time capsules and transposed into an undefined context that prompts an unexpected exploration of innocence in pastimes and times passed. Her paintings and collages put a face to this nostalgia, connecting past, present and future.

Rafferty indulges the spaces left behind by an evolving and increasingly preoccupied society, where innovative design and accessible indulgence have been cast away over time in favor of lavish international expense. These public spaces, particularly the hotels and motels of the 1950s and 60s in Palm Springs, Hollywood and Miami, were designed to evoke a hopeful future by the architects who designed them for the American tourists who visited them. A shadow of the picture-postcard, fun filled heydays that they once were, they awaken a desire to immerse oneself in the pleasure that they were created to give, but remain sad and often empty, stuck in time.

About The Artists:

Lizzie Gill (American, b. 1989, New York, NY) is a mixed media artist whose work explores themes of retro Americana in contemporary context. Through a variety of mediums she illustrates a time warp, composed of everyday life, human agency and “post feminist” contemporary society. Gill received a BS in Fine Art from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She also studied art at the Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy. Gill’s work has been featured in a number of gallery exhibitions and art fairs in New York, CA and in London, England. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Allure, Wired and Glamour, Spain. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Ciara Rafferty (San Diego, California b. 1986) uses public architectural spaces to explore the psychology of perception, elevating a deceptively innocuous subject matter into something worthy of more thoughtful consideration. She received her BFA in Visual Arts and Art History from the University of San Diego in 2008 and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2016. Ciara has attended residencies at the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France and the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Recent exhibitions have included WATER|BODIES, Southampton Arts Center, New York, Bombay Sapphire Gin’s: 10 Years, 10 Cocktails Retrospective Gallery, Agora Gallery, New York, Art Miami New York Pier 94, New York and Take Home A Nude at Sotheby’s, New York. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.    

Get With the Program 2017

Roman Fine Art is pleased to present Get with the Program 2017, the second edition of our annual holiday group exhibition.  This exhibit will feature painting, photography and mixed media works by nine contemporary artists working in a variety of media and genres.  The exhibit opens with a public reception for the artists Saturday, November 11, 6 – 8pm.

This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within Contemporary art including street art, figural, conceptual, geometric abstraction, sociopolitical and landscape.  The eclectic nature of this group show is intended to reflect the diverse program regularly offered at Roman Fine Art.  In addition to offering works by Maya Hayuk, Elektra KB, Reisha Perlmutter, Leah Schrager, Sarah Slappey and SWOON, this year’s edition of Get with the Program introduces our clientele to three fresh, new faces; Christina Creutz, Lizzie Gill and Ciara Rafferty.

As always, Roman Fine Art is committed to bringing exciting, provocative and relevant new artistic voices to our clientele.  Our mission is to create an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to supporting the very best in New Contemporary Art.  Among the talented and internationally renowned artists to have exhibited in Roman Fine Art’s exhibitions are Ivan Alifan, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Michael Dweck, Ron English, EVOL, Shepard Fairey, Mark Jenkins, Steven Klein, Anthony Lister, RETNA, Swoon and Nicola Verlato.

Artists exhibited at Roman Fine Art range from future stars to established forces within the global art community.  Many have had their work exhibited in important museums and galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Deitch Projects and the Corcoran Gallery of Art just to name a few.  Profiles of these artists and their work have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Artnews, Juxtapoz, the New York Daily News, The Observer, High Fructose and many more relevant publications.

 

ARTISTS INCLUDED IN GET WITH THE PROGRAM 2017:

 

Christina Creutz, Lizzie Gill, Maya Hayuk, Elektra KB, Reisha Perlmutter, Ciara Rafferty, Leah Schrager, Sarah Slappey and SWOON