November 18 ? December 18, 2005
Opening reception: Friday, November 18, 7- 10 pm

Roebling Hall is extremely pleased to present the New York premiere of the sculptural works of Wyatt Nash.

Cranking up the visual volume on quotidian objects, Nash creates humorous and sculpturally dynamic works from otherwise ordinary objects. Hand crafted and cast in resin, Nash?s sculptures posses a sweetly cartoonish quality, as if they were three-dimensional static animations. Frozen at the very moment of heightened hilarity and in the most dynamic positions possible, Nash?s sculptures trade on innocent wit and a certain formal looseness that make them ?pop? in visually unsuspecting ways.

In Encore for One, Nash creates a rock totem of a broken baby blue Stratocaster jutting skyward from a tipped amp. The looping of the cord from guitar to wah wah pedal to amp and the zigzag chaos of the broken strings create a wacky yet elegant linear system between all the elements in the sculpture. In another work, titled This is how it ended three seconds before beginning, Nash toys with the concept of the frozen moment by making a sculpture of a film projector and its projection. The absurdity of making a static sculpture of the idea of a projector, whose very essence, of course, is based on the moving image, is further enhanced by the fact that the film is over before it even begins, as Nash paints into the sculpted screen the film countdown frozen between frames.

Full of humor and sculptural verve, Nash?s subjects echo the early handmade pop of Claes Oldenburg?s ?Store? sculptures, while juggling the conceits of contemporary culture. To paraphrase George Orwell, a joke is like a mental rebellion. Wyatt Nash?s sculptures share in this spirit of rebellion while making a joke of the good sense built into the familiar expectations we have of the most quotidian objects.

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Anne Deleporte

September 23 ? November 7, 2005
Reception Friday, September 23, 7-10 PM
Hours: Friday ? Monday 12-6 PM


Roebling Hall is very pleased to present © an exhibition by French artist Anne Deleporte.

Through photography, painting, video and installation, Anne Deleporte creates mixed media visual micro-situations. Her collections of images emphasize the enigmatic quality of vision, while undoing photographic certitudes.

Beginning with pages of newsprint affixed to the wall, Deleporte creates Photo-frescoes by painting out a majority of the information, leaving a celestial blue ground dotted with images. These silhouettes, once detached from their context, level the hierarchy inherent to different types of representations, such as calligraphy, geometric shapes, objects and historical reproductions. The floating images hang like constellations in a blue sky, pregnant with meaning but devoid of context.

Deleporte will also present Whistling, a video made with sunlight and wind, appropriating the soundtrack of Fritz Lang's movie M. In the installation as well as with the video, Deleporte tampers with the notion of copyright. The main mural has been filmed in the making and will be filmed again while being erased, generating a video, which uses the exhibition as a framework.

Deleporte has exhibited in, amongst other venues: Musee d?Art Moderne, Paris; The Drawing Center, New York; The New Museum, New York; Museo del Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro; Galerie Xippas, Paris; Hales Gallery, London. Her work was recently included in the exhibition Paris a Shanghai: Fifty Years of French Photography at the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China. The Santa Monica Museum will feature her work in their upcoming exhibition Dark Places.

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Erik Benson - Jane Benson - Davide Cantoni - Adam Cvjianovic - Christoph Draeger - Justin Faunce - Dan Ford - Cadence Giersbach - Yun-Fei Ji - Justine Kurland - Hans Op de Beeck - David Opdyke - David Thorpe

Reception Friday, June 3, 7-10 PM
June 3 ? August 1, 2005
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 12-6 PM


Erik Benson - Jane Benson - Davide Cantoni - Adam Cvjianovic - Christoph Draeger - Justin Faunce - Dan Ford - Cadence Giersbach - Yun-Fei Ji - Justine Kurland - Hans Op de Beeck - David Opdyke - David Thorpe

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust"
T. S. Eliot The Waste Land

Roebling Hall is proud to present Wasteland: 21st Century Landscape, a group exhibition featuring new landscape work illustrating current trends towards the fantastic, the dystopic and the political. The show features examples in all media by 13 artists.

Dystopia is an undercurrent in most of the work on view, but it becomes manifest in the chilly yet beautiful paintings of contemporary urban spaces by Erik Benson, Adam Cvjianovic?s exquisite depictions of barren lands, and Christoph Draeger?s photographic puzzles depicting devastating natural and man-made disasters. Similarly, war impinges in Yun-Fei Ji?s take on traditional Chinese landscapes, and disappointment in 60s style countercultural communes is implied in the pseudo-documentary photographs of Justine Kurland.

The more obvert political side of the exhibition features such works as Jane Benson?s humorous take on the globalization of popular culture, Davide Cantoni?s beautiful drawings of a land in turmoil literally burned onto the paper, Dan Ford?s ironic update of 19th Century landscape painting in which Romantic idealism confronts contemporary issues, and David Opdyke?s mordant mapping of America?s landscape as it is transformed by capitalism.

A more fantastic strain is represented by Justin Faunce?s over-the-top Pop mandalas, Cadence Giersbach?s hallucinogenic vistas of industrialization in the midst of nature, Hans Op de Beeck?s records of the cyclical transformations of nature, and David Thorpe?s intricate illustrations of his fantasy world.

For more information or images please contact the gallery at the numbers above, or visit roeblinghall.com.

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Kysa Johnson
January 7? February 14, 2005
Kysa Johnson

January 7? February 14, 2005
Opening Reception: Friday, January7, 7-10 pm
Hours: Tuesday ? Saturday 10-6 PM

Roebling Hall is extremely pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition of the paintings and drawings of Kysa Johnson.

Drawing from scientific sources and theories, such as string theory and the mapping of the subatomic decay of particles, Kysa Johnson creates explosive abstract tableaux, dense with intricate mark making. The various forms and marks that Johnson creates correspond to either microscopic representations of subatomic decay patterns and the known forms of diseases, or they depict macroscopic renderings of the mapping of the known universe.

Johnson?s paintings engage in the many forms of the very essence of life, ranging from the elemental bits of matter that form the world around us to the conceptual ideas that we form about our universe. Effectively, her work addresses both the smallest and largest possible representations of reality. She also seeks out the beauty and complexity found in the most brutal and infectious diseases such as whooping cough and tuberculosis. Johnson?s visual explorations into the realm of science and theory reveal the depth of complexity, beauty and interconnectedness of our natural world.

In a new series, Johnson combines art historical references to paintings of the Immaculate Conception with the drawn forms of bacteria and other life forms that reproduce asexually. In one example, Blow Up #43 (the asexual reproduction of yeast after Juan de Valdes Leal), Johnson references the painting The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, with Two Donors (c. 1661) by Valdes Leal from the National Gallery in London, by appropriating Leal?s composition for her drawing of the asexual reproduction of yeast. By fusing these two seemingly discordant subjects, Johnson humorously plays with the underpinnings of both religion and life while linking them to a long history of artistic representation.

In the fall of 2004, Kysa Johnson had a solo exhibition with the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. In 2000 she was commissioned to create a permanent installation of six paintings for the concourse level in The Empire State Building. She has exhibited in, amongst other venues, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA, DUMBO Art Center, Brooklyn, NY.








Adriana Arenas - Erik Benson - Jane Benson - Sebastiaan Bremer - Paul Campbell - Christoph Draeger

Nancy Drew - Richard Galpin -Dan Ford- Cadence Giersbach - Deborah Grant - Kevin Francis Gray
Kysa Johnson - Nelson Leirner - Bjørn Melhus - Christoph Morlinghaus - Ivan Navárro -David Opdyke
Reynold Reynolds & Patrick Jolley - Guy Richards Smit - Courtney Smith - Spessi - Eve Sussman

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