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May 19 Solo Show "Afterglow" at Front Room Gallery in new Lower East Side location

Opening Friday, May 19, 6-9pm
Front Room Gallery
48 Hester Street (at Ludlow)
New York, New York 10002

The Front Room is proud to present Emily Roz’s “Afterglow,” her 4th solo exhibition with the gallery. Roz is known for her (sometimes lurid) hyper-detailed oil paintings and drawings depicting scenes from nature. Her macroscopic paintings referencing the seed-pods from the Southern Magnolia fruit pods titillate and tantalize. In her new paintings, Emily Roz embraces the perverse. Biomorphic forms push up against each other, spill over and attempt to penetrate, taking an equal opportunity approach to inexact body parts.

Beginning with observational drawing, Roz uses addition and omission to morph segmented botanical shapes into incongruous bodily juxtapositions. In browns, pinks and orange, the sexualized forms hover on a white gessoed background of negative space. Roz’s compositions exist in a void. The permutations are fluid and re-embodied to infer figuration. Loaded up with bulbous volume and lush texture, the incongruous shapes resemble flesh and muscle and bones. The intentionally charged ambiguity leaves the innuendo open to uninhibited interpretation. 

Spring Break Art Show and "CAN'T TOUCH THIS" at Mulherin New York opening March 10

Spring/Break Art Show, American/Woman with Katharine Mulherin
4 Times Square, Room 2239
February 28 - March 6

CAN'T TOUCH THIS at Mulherin New York
March 10 - March 26
124 Forsyth Street, New York, New York
opening reception March 10, 2017, 6-8pm

with Coady Brown, Nika Fontaine, Heather Goodchild, Tal Gilboa, Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg, Ness Lee, Tau Lewis, Danielle Orchard, Rebecca Fin Simonetti,
Betty Tompkins, Emily Roz

(above: Gwen and Judy, PBSNewsHour, oil on paper, 12 x 16 inches each)

Holiday Show at Front Room Gallery, opening Dec 16, 7-9pm

Amanda Alic, Sasha Bezzubov, Thomas Broadbent, Phillip Buehler, Peter Fox, Jessica Hargreaves, Amy Hill, Jesse Lambert, Karen Marston, Mark Masyga, Stephen Mallon, Melissa Pokorny, Ross Racine, Paul Raphaelson, Emily Roz, Patricia Smith, Miho Suzuki, Joanne Ungar and Kathleen Vance.

A-Z Wagon Station Encampment, October 2016

In October, I will be attending the Fall 2016 Open Season Session of A-Z Wagon Station Encampment at A-Z West in the California High Desert next to Joshua Tree National Forest in California!!

The Ballot Show at Front Room Gallery

(Gwen and Judy: PBSNewsHour, oil on paper, 12 x 16 inches each)

The Front Room Presents:
The 4rd Quadrennial: The Ballot Show
Opening: Friday Oct 14th 7-9 
October 14th-23th, 2016 
Fri-Sun 1-6 & by appointment

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present the Fourth quadrennial "Ballot Show", which focuses on the American electoral system, and the overall notion of voting with a ballot. "The Ballot Show," held every 4 years since 2004, is inspired by the American election, and contemplates our antiquated electoral-college voting process.

The impetus for the first “Ballot Show” was disillusionment with the shoddy way the 2000 election had been handled—hanging chads, votes not counted, people not allowed into the polls, the Supreme Court decision. Many artist’s works in the following two versions of the exhibition (in 2008 and in 2012) dealt with the archaic nature of our electoral process, but also with the feeling that we as a people aren’t happy with the choices that we are offered. This year we are faced with an election with the two least popular candidates ever, and it seems both side’s votes are driven by hatred of the other sides contender. This election is a turbocharged reality show fueled by accusations and innuendo live on 24 hour social media. It’s possible the only actual fact we will see in this whole campaign is that one person will be elected in November.

Featuring works by: Daniel Aycock, Julia Whitney Barnes, Guy Ben-Ari, Thomas Broadbent, Phil Buehler, Ken Butler, Dave Cole, Ethan Crenson, Linda Ganjian, Peter Fox, Enrico Gomez, Sean Hemmerle, Kim Holleman, David Kramer, Jesse Lambert, Lisa Levy, Stephen Mallon, Sascha Mallon, Karen Marston, Mark Masyga, Ross Racine, Marshall Reese/Nora Ligorano, Daniel Rosenbaum, Emily Roz, Sante Scardillo, Philip Simmons, Jeremy Slater, Mark Stilwell, Rodger Stevens, Miho Suzuki, Jim Torok, Kathleen Vance, Cibele Vieira, Monika Wuhrer, Ahron Weiner, and more..
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