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Tony Romano
Clint Roenisch Gallery
190 Saint Helen's Avenue, Toronto, ON M6H 4A2, Canada
October 24, 2012 - December 15, 2012

Watchlist Artist: Tony Romano

Clint Roenisch is very pleased to announce 'By Any Other Name', an exhibition of new sculpture and a short film by Tony Romano, on view till 8 Dec. 2012.

For his first exhibition with the gallery Romano turns his interest to the traditions of figurative representation and Modernism within the history of art as well as the paradox of representation. The new works focus on metaphor in the representation of the figure through abstraction and the representation of the subject through poetry and language. Working within a family tradition of carpentry and iron work Romano uses these sculptures to explore the vernacular of his everyday materials and to examine the disparate worlds of daily working class labour with the more rarified world of the high art object. While these sculptures mark a departure for Romano in terms of materials, they continue his ongoing exploration of identity and portraiture, philosophy and language.

(text source: Clint Roenisch Gallery)

Tony Romano, O Little Tree, What Misery You Will See, 2012, painted and welded metal on wood base, 44 x 45 x 41"; Courtesy of Clint Roenisch Gallery.


Tony Romano (lives in Toronto, Canada)

Tony Romano is a Toronto-based artist whose practice includes sculpture, film and video, installation, music and text, in addition to his partnership with Tyler Brett as T&T.

Romano received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Sweden, Austria, Vancouver, Oakville, Montreal and Toronto. Recent solo shows include: The Last Act at Articule in Montreal, Onward Future at Oakville Galleries, and Notary Moon at the MacLaren Art Gallery in Barrie. Recent group shows include: The Way I Are, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; You Don’t Really Care for Music, Do You?, Red Bull Projects, Toronto; Everything will be OK, No. 9 Projects, Toronto; and Air Conditioned Jungle, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.

(text source: Clint Roenisch Gallery)

Education:  B.F.A. (Major in Intermedia) Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's website) (Gallery)

(Image on top: Tony Romano, Installation view, 2012; Courtesy of Clint Roenisch Gallery.)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/26/12 | tags: video-art installation mixed-media sculpture

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