This Room

June 26 - August 1, 2015

Opening Reception : June 26, 2015 6-8 pm

This Room, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2015
David Scanavino, Party Time, 2015 VCT tile, mdf, glue
This Room, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2015
Michelle Lopez, Smoke Cloud V, 2015 tempered architectural glass, ultraviolet light, tin, silver nitrate, varnish, wood 80 x 96 x .25 inches, 203.2 x 243.8 x.6 cm
This Room, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2015
This Room, Installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2015
This Room, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2015
Robert Moskowitz, Flatiron, 1997 oil on canvas 25 x 12.5 inches, 63.5 x 31.8 cm
This Room, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery,
Julia Rommel, 2014 gouache, charcoal, graphite and compressed white charcoal on paper 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm
Julia Rommel, Untitled (Greenpoint Ave 11/1/14), 2014 gouache, charcoal, graphite and compressed white charcoal on paper 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm
Julia Rommel, Untitled (New Hampshire 3/29/15) colored pencil, gouache, and compressed white charcoal on paper 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm
Julia Rommel, Untitled (New Hampshire 3/6/15), 2014 colored pencil, gouache, compressed white charcoal on paper 12 x 9 inches, 30.5 x 22.9 cm
This Room, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2015

Press Release

This Room

Michelle Lopez

Robert Moskowitz

Julia Rommel

David Scanavino

June 26 – August 1, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, June 26, 6-8PM

This Room suggests both a literal enclosed space and a psychologically charged interior. The four artists in the show infuse ideas of architecture and emotional space into the making of their imagery, creating new room in which to examine our own associations with our surroundings.

Michelle Lopez’s Smoke Cloud V consists of two large panels of glass that have been treated with silver nitrate and UV light to capture a cloud-like form imbedded in their surfaces.  The mirrored “explosions” reflect both the architecture of the room surrounding them and the viewer, implicating them in the implied violence of the forms.

Robert Moskowitz employs the silhouetted image of the iconic Flatiron Building as a singular dark compositional element, locating the presence of the skyscraper in the immediacy of the painting.

Julia Rommel’s suite of drawings create compositionally rigorous structures onto which she charts an emotional interior through color and mark-making.

David Scanavino’s Party Time is constructed of mdf and linoleum floor-tiling, a material that recalls institutional environments like schools, hospitals and the DMV.  The multi-colored tiles are cut in shapes and assembled to convey a dissonance of depth and perspective, creating a visual experience far from their commonplace usage.