September 7-8, 2019

Charles Dellschau's Aero's soar to unimaginable new heights !

Stephen Romano Gallery is thrilled to announce that the art of Charles A.A. Dellschau is included in the exhibition "Out of This World: Artists Explore Space", curated by Larry Gagosian for the 2018 Seattle Art Fair's Gagosian Gallery booth, courtesy of Stephen Romano Gallery. "Gagosian is pleased to present Out of This World: Artists Explore Space, curated by Larry Gagosian for the 2018 Seattle Art Fair. The booth presentation gathers works involving artistic and scientific explorations of the cosmos, flight, and the unknown.

Human fascination with outer space is enduring, as evidenced by the worldwide media spectacle sparked by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s historic moon landing in 1969. Gagosian juxtaposes the materials and technologies of astronomical and aeronautical research—including early celestial maps, meteorites, and space telescopes—with the many artistic fantasies and interpretations that they have inspired."

Other artists in the exhibition include Richard Avedon, Andisheh Avini, Chris Burden, Alexander Calder, Jean-Dominique Cassini IV, Vija Celmins, Nicolaus Copernicus, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Johannes Honter, Neil Jenney, Mike Kelley, Yves Klein, Vera Lutter, Brice Marden, Marc Newson, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, John Senex, Taryn Simon, Joel Sternfeld, Yves Tanguy, Mark Tansey, Gaston Tissandier, and Andy Warhol, among others."

Charles Dellschau 1830 - 1923 with text by Stephen Romano, Thomas McEvilley, Roger Cardinal, James Brett, Thomas D. Crouch, Barbara Safarova, Randall Morris, Tracy Baker-White.

Dreamer, optimist and visionary, Charles Dellschau (1830-1923) is one of the earliest documented self taught artists known in America. What began as an illustrated manuscript recounting his experiences in the California Gold Rush became an obsessive project resulting in twelve large, hand-bound books with more than 2500 drawings related to airships and the development of flight.

This first monograph on Dellschau includes an essay by esteamed art writer Thomas McEvilley, a biographical overview by Tracy Baker-White, and texts by Roger Cardinal of the University of Kent, James Brett of the Museum of Everything in London, Tom Crouch of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Air and Space, president of the ABCD Art Brut collection in Paris Barbara Safarova and writer and New York gallerist Randall Morris.

Charles Dellschau at artbook