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NOCTEM DIABOLI Stephen Romano Gallery's ALL HALLOWS EVE Special + Oct 30, 7 - 12pm

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Tine Kindermann + Ken Weaver + Zach Brown + Barry William Hale + Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos + Lori Field + Shannon Taggart + Inge Vandormael + Josh Stebbins + Matthew Dutton + Alexis Palmer Karl + Terry Tapp + Caitlin Karolczak + Daniel Jefferson + Ra Friedman + Mario Mercier + Tiffany Hsang + Nyahzul C Blanco + Jullian Baker + Vivien Masters + Daniel Gonçalves + Colin Christian + Ray Robinson + Samuel D Gliner + Gigi Spratley + Jack Waltrip + Shiri Mordechay + Kim Bo Yung + Deming King Harriman + Sichong Xie + Jaya Suberg + Erna Kd + Lena Viddo + William Mortensen + Wolfgang Grasse + Darcilio Lima + William Blayney + A Fiorello + Albrecht Dürer + Anonymous / unknown makers

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Stephen Romano Gallery presents "NOCTEM DIABOLI" (Devil's Night), a one night exhibition event at The Living Gallery Outpost at 246 East 4th Street NYC October 30 from 7pm to midnight.

The exhibition will be a curated installation which blends works by established and emerging contemporary artists, historical and vernacular images, folk art painting and sculpture, acclaimed visionary and outsider artists, vintage photography and works by anonymous or unknown artists all addressing themes of animism, witchcraft, shamanism, voodoo, magic and demonology, celebrating the themes of the evening preceding ALL HALLOW'S EVE .

The vernacular works in the exhibition are culled from a collection in Brooklyn New York which has also shared selections in the past year with the esteemed Reina Sophia Museum in Madrid, The MET Museum in New York, The American Folk Art Museum in New York and Gagosian Gallery. The collection is known as one of the most engaging for the works of esoterica, the art which is generally understood as embracing themes of the paranormal, magic and witchcraft.

for further information or visuals, please contact Stephen Romano at romanostephen@gmail.com or 6467094725

left to right: Emily Anderson "Enter Three Witches" 1940's, Spirit photograph 1890 - 1900, Kim Bo Yung, Shannon Taggart, Anonymous studio photograph 1920, RA Friedman, Anonymous german watercolor 1939, Caitlin Karolczak, Barry William Hale, Inge Vandormael, Lori Field, Durer Knight Death Devil, Les Diableries 1823, Darcilio Lima 1972.
with Deming King Harriman, Vivian Masters, Tiffany Hsaing, Daniel Gonçalves, Faust Grimoire "Magia Naturalis" 1849..
left to right: Anonymous 1940's, Wolfgang Grasse 1960 ink on paper, William Mortensen, Middle eastern manuscript page circa 1800's, Tine Kindermann "Self as Malefecent" ..
Top: Lena Viddo, bottom: Josh Stebbins.
left to right: Emily Anderson "Enter Three Witches" 1940's, Spirit photograph 1890 - 1900, Kim Bo Yung, Shannon Taggart, Anonymous studio photograph 1920, RA Friedman, Anonymous german watercolor 1939, Caitlin Karolczak, Barry William Hale, Inge Vandormael, Lori Field, Durer Knight Death Devil, Les Diableries 1823, Darcilio Lima 1972.
left to right: Shannon Taggart, Anonymous photograph 1920, RA Friedman, Unknown German artist 1939 watercolor, Caitlin Karolczak,Barry William Hale, "Onibaba" Mexican lobby card 1962, Inge Vandormael, Lori Field..
Left to right: Jaya Su Su, Erna Kd, unknown photographer 9110, Lena Viddo, Josh Stebbins, Nyahzul C Blanco, Grimoire page 1700, Dante's Inferno watercolor unknown artist 1950 c
Left to right: Emily Anderson "Enter Three Witches" 1940's, Spirit photograph 1890 - 1900, Kim Bo Yung, Shannon Taggart, Anonymous studio photograph 1920, RA Friedman, Anonymous german watercolor 1939
left to right - Lori Field, Inge Vandormael, Les DIableries 1823, Durer Knight Death and Devil, Darcilio Lima.
top: Original lobby card for the 1923 film "HAXAN: Witchcraft Through the Ages" bottom: Jack Waltrip and Gigi Spratley 3D images.
NOCTEM DIABOLI – Halloween Art exhibition NYC Curated by Stephen Romano at The Living Gallery Outpost one night only exhibition October 30. Thanks to all who came out!!
Left to right: Barry William Hale, Caitlin Karolczak, Inge Vandormael, Lori Field, Les Diableries 1823, Albrech Durer Knight Death and Devil, Darcilio Lima 1972, opposit wall, Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos, on shelf Samuel D Gliner, Jacques Callot 1623, Shiri Mordechay ..
Tine Kindermann "Self as Maleficent" 2018 15.5 x 25.5"
Josh Stebbins "Tragedy - DEVIL - for William Mortensen" 2017 pencil
Lori Field 2018
Caitlin Karolczak "The Intimacy of Bones" 2018
Shamanic Prayer Object, circa 1975, from ceremonial altar Iximche, Guatemala.
Shamanic Prayer Object, circa 1975, from ceremonial altar Iximche, Guatemala.
Gigi Spratley + Jack Waltrip
Sichong Xie Still from video "Water Album"
Tiffany Hsang
Daniel Gonçalves #148 ink on paper 2017
Unknown Artist "9th Circle Treachery" circa 1950 watercolor
Shannon Taggart
Deming Harriman "Sea Witches" 2014
Unknown photographer circa 1920's
Odd Fellows Lodge Funerary Photograph circa 1875 North Dekota
Daniel Jefferson
Kim Bo Yung "Surge Wetly" 2018
Erna Kd
Ken Weaver "Spirit Photograph" 2018
Terry Tapp - Hillbilly-Devil Lament (Lungfish Giant), 44" x30," charcoal and pastel on paper, 2017.
Nyahzul C Blanco ink on paper
curator stephen romano
Gabriel Max "Veil of Veronica" Chromolithograph 1920 edition of 30
Barry William Hale - Ritual Floor Drawing 2018
Vivien Masters
William Mortensen ISIS circa 1924
Zach Brown "MOMMY DEATH" 2018
Jaya Suberg
Colin Christian "HAXAN" 2014
Alexis Karl "I unravel the bindings of centuries past, I unbind and kiss your eternal mouth” 2018
A Fiorello (dates Unknown) circa 1960 Painted Plaster.
RA Friedman 2018
Inge Vandormael "Offering" 2018
Darcilio Lima (1944 - 1991) The Prince circa 1972
Unknown Artist, circa 1940, found in Maine.
Matthew Dutton "Infernal Companions" 2015
Shiri Mordechay
Eugène LE POITEVIN, Les Diables de Lithographies 1832
Magia Naturali and UnNaturalis the maggic of FAUST 1849
Mario Mercier Production still from "La Pappesse" 1975
Jullian Baker, circa 1960, Knight Death Devil oil on panel
Grimoire page, ink on linen, possibly made by the same hand that produced the famous "Clavis Inferni" of 1757
LUCIANA LUPE VASCONCELOS Elixir 2018 25 x 18 1/4 inches
Unknown Maker, Bronze Cerberus or Winged Pazuzu, date unknown circa 1700's, cast bronze.
Unknown Artist (H. Freitag) Untitled 1939
Wolfgang Grasse (1930 - 2008) "South Asian Garden" 1998 This painting depicts Jiutian Xuannü, the chineese goddess of war, sex, and longevity.
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Stephen Romano Biography.

Stephen Romano has been in the Gallery world since 1989 when he began working for the late legendary Canadian art dealer Walter Moos in Toronto. Shortly afterwards, Stephen Romano was hired as assistant director of the 49th Parallel Gallery in New York City, then followed a series of engagements with prominent galleries such as Marlyn Pearl Gallery, Miriam Shiell Gallery, The Ricco Maresco Gallery in New York, where Stephen served as Gallery Manager for 8 years. For the next ten years from 2004 through 2014, Stephen dealt privately and played a pivotal role in building some of the most significant collections of Self Taught and Outsider Art, particularly sourcing masterworks by Henry Darger, Charles Dellschau, Adolph Wolfli, Martin Ramirez and many others.

In 2013, Stephen Romano produced the first ever book on Charles Dellschau which included the final published essay by Thomas McEvilley. The book was awarded vast critical acclaim as being of the highest standard, and established Dellschau as an outsider artist in the same parthenon as Henry Darger, Adolph Wolfli and Martin Ramirez.

In July 2015 Stephen Romano curated "Opus Hypnagogia" at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, which received a 12 paragraph review in the New York Times.

In 2014, Stephen Romano opened an eponymous gallery in Dumbo Brooklyn where important exhibitions were mounted of the art of William Mortensen, Colin Christian, Darcilio Lima, as well as extravagantly themed group exhibitions. The Gallery moved to Bushwick in 2015 and continued presenting museum quality exhibitions, including the highly acclaimed "Magica Sexualis" and "Saint Bowie". Stephen Romano Gallery published a series of catalogs complimentary to it's exhibition program on artists such as William Mortensen, Darcilio Lima, Colin Christian, Rithika Merchant, Jel Ena, and included essays by such luminaries as David Ebony, Robert Morgan, Pamela Grossman, Alison Meyer, Samuel Gliner of Between Mirrors and Decadence Darling.

Since the temporary closure of the gallery in Brooklyn, Stephen Romano Gallery has collaborated with major cultural institutions such as the MET Breuer and Reina Sophia Museum Madrid in presenting the works of Brazilian artist Darcilio Lima, as well as participated in art fairs including SCOPE and The Outsider Art Fair. Stephen Romano Gallery presented a one person exhibition of William Mortensen's art curated by Barry William Hale at the Dark MOFO festival in 2018, as well as assisted in producing a major presentation of the art of Charles Dellschau at the American Folk Art Museum. Most recently the art of Charles Dellschau was presented by Larry Gagosian at the Gagosian Gallery's booth at the Seattle Art Fair in a group exhibition entitled "Out of This World" courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery. Stephen Romano continues to collaborate with The Morbid Anatomy Museum with it's exhibition program at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Stephen Romano is presently preparing a major retrospective of the art of William Mortensen for a California cultural institution and is in the formative stages of co-producing a new book of primarily previously unseen works by the artist which is planned for release in September 2019.

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