AT THE RIVERFRONT LIBRARY
September 6 - October 15, 2014
Artist talk: Thursday, October 9, 5:30pm
Librado "Lee" Romero, former chief photographer of The New York Times, travels around the country by train, drawing and painting what he sees in the passing landscape. Through his art, he reveals a world of passionate journeys, through public and private pathways. Both playful and powerful, his vision of the world blends personal experience with a fantastic imagination.
This survey of Lee’s studio work from his late career period in his Yonkers studio includes many large paintings on canvas, works on paper, some assemblage sculpture, and a very large, long-running and ongoing installation of vignettes of personal found objects within a large stack of wine boxes. Lee approaches each canvas with an open mind, unimpaired by opinion or expectation. He applies colors, marks, and even scratches with abandon, producing subconscious landscapes from within the mind, where fables magically appear.
Since his retirement from The New York Times in 2013, he is painting full time in his YOHO Artist complex studio in the historic Alexander Smith Carpet Mills in Yonkers. His work has been widely collected by corporations and private collectors. He has exhibited throughout the U.S, and is currently represented by Jadite Galleries in New York City.
"Journey" by Librado Romero is organized by Adam Shultz as guest curator for the Riverfront YPL Gallery.
EXHIBIT in ATRIUM:
City Employee Art Exhibit”
September 6-25, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4th at 6pm
The Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.
The Riverfront Yonkers Public Library in downtown Yonkers is long the cultural center for the arts in Yonkers. The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities, as well as arts programming related to current exhibits. Exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the Gallery Curator.
For more information or to arrange for interviews,
the gallery can be contacted at:
Haifa Bint-Kadi, Curator of the Riverfront YPL Gallery