"Dear Knights and Dark Horses"*
photogravures and book launch by photographer, inventor and professor
Thomas Roma - Photogravures and Book Launch
The exhibition and will from
September 29 through December 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Gallery hours: Noon - 5:00 pm
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Call 718.833.9100 for events and schedule updates.
TABLA RASA GALLERY
224 48 Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
* About Thomas Roma’s book of his photogravure series "Dear Knights and Dark Horses"
“This small, powerful book of photographs pairs children's fantasies of bravery, freedom, and power with the harsh realities of vulnerable, posturing soldiers at the edge of a terrible future. Dear Knights and Dark Horses is a call to consciousness about the realities of war and, like a short, sharp poem, a lament for lost dreams.”
Susan Kismaric, Curator,
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
About Tabla Rasa Gallery
Tabla Rasa Gallery is located in the burgeoning art destination of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The fiercely independent outlier gallery is known for their consistently stunning exhibitions. Within the 4000 square foot turn of the century carriage house, the gallery exhibits primary and secondary market artwork by emerging, mid-career, and established artists, in all media, including painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, print media, digital, film and video.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public. It is recommended to call 718.833.9100 for events and schedule updates.
Directions to Tabla Rasa Gallery
Subway: From Manhattan, take D or N to the Brooklyn 36th St. station plus one R stop to 45th St.
Driving: Tabla Rasa is on 48th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves, Brooklyn.
Ample street parking is available.
ABOUT THOMAS ROMA
Twice the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships, Thomas Roma's work has appeared in one-person and group exhibitions internationally, including one-person shows with accompanying books at the Museum of Modern Art NY and the International Center of Photography.
His work is in numerous collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal. He is also a founding contributing photographer to DoubleTake Magazine.
Mr. Roma's books include: Come Sunday (Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), Found in Brooklyn (Introduction by Dr. Robert Coles.), Old and On Their Own (with Dr. Robert Coles), Sunset Park (Interview by Richard B. Woodward), Higher Ground (Introduction by Ian Frazier), Enduring Justice (Foreword by Norman Mailer, Introduction by Robert Coles), Show & Tell (Text by Giancarlo T. Roma ), Sanctuary (Introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), Sicilian Passage, House Calls with William Carlos Williams, MD (Robert Coles), On Three Pillars,Torah, Worship, and the Practice of Loving Kindness, (Commentary by Phillip Lopate), and In Prison Air (Foreword by John Szarkowski).
He has taught photography since 1983 at Yale, Fordham, Cooper Union, and The School of Visual Arts and in 1996 became the Director of Photography at Columbia University School of the Arts.
Mr. Roma lives in Brooklyn with his wife Anna and their son Giancarlo.