I am having a couple of shows in New York this month, and I want to invite you to all of them. Four of my paintings will be on view at One Art Space, in "Behind Narrative+Emerging Artists," TriBeCa. Also featured in this show is the work of Jennifer Young, Nick Gebhart, Thurston Belmer, Bruno Perillo and Marshall Jones. Curated by Diego Ponce and hosted by ONE ART SPACE & Danniel Giella.
Tell Yourselves Why You Were There, is an exhibition of the work of Mila Rochenner and Ryan M Schroeder. The show revolves around relationships, notions of the irrelevant, and the forgotten. Backward looking visions inform much of the works in the form of memory. The title is a play off of a quote from Louis Scutenaire, about the so-called, Période Vache, 1947-48, paintings by Rene Magritte. "We have eyes to see. This time, once in a thousand, we’re not asking ourselves a question. We're asking you. Tell yourselves why you were beaten. We would indeed be honored and even surprised." The Vache paintings created by Magritte challenged the idea of so-called, "bad painting” and taste. The work was an attempt to run contrary to art world norms. The paintings and objects on display seek to reflect reality as a metaphor. A metaphor for having experienced a physical place or emotional state.