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Ingar Krauss: Portraits
Copyright: Marvelli Gallery, 2009
Excerpt: For centuries artists invested children with an almost unbearable symbolic weight. They were invariably seen as Innocence, Purity, Simplicity, Virtue, Renewal, Hope. They weren't just angels, they were saviors. They brought light, peace, and uncomplicated joy to a troubled world. Until, that is, realism eroded the power of symbolism and the world began to concede that its children could be troubled, even brutal.

Minima Moralia: Samuel Beckett, Matias Faldbakken, Glenn Ligon, and
Bruce Nauman

Copyright: Marvelli Gallery, 2010
Excerpt: The exhibition examines four artists who belong to different generations, have different visual strategies and intellectual interests. They share, however, a sobriety in their approach to art-making, and a belief in art as an intellectual inquiry with an ethical value - no matter how oblique and elusive.

Palomar: Experimental Photography
Copyright: Marvelli Gallery, 2009
Excerpt: This photography focuses on experimenting with techniques (often low-tech), sizes, and formats. These artists use ink-jet prints, digital c-prints, re-photographed magazines and newspapers, as well as other means of photomechanical reproduction. The resulting work always feels individually created and never succumbs to the power of technical sophistication. They push the boundaries, limits and modality of photography.
Mariah Roberston: I am Passions
Copyright: Marvelli Gallery, 2009
Excerpt: I am still chewing on things I learned about or became aware of when I first learned photography, which was right during the digital dawn. The struggle with pushing the technical system to its breaking point is very appealing. With digital, if you stress it, it just breaks. I can't massage the optical reader with my thumb and get an interesting unknown outcome.
Juliana Romano: Keep the Dark Out of Your Mind
Copyright: Marvelli Gallery, 2009
Excerpt: Juliana's paintings are not narrative. They explore private moments of reverie and introspection - their heroines suspended in a dreamy atmosphere of longing and loneliness. At times based on characters from movies, novels or old master paintings, Juliana is women are portrayed with great empathy. They reflect the artist's narcissistic ability to project herself into the canvas, as well as a meditation on the power of painting to create a parallel universe to reality.

Juliana Romano: This Place is Safe
Copyright: Marvelli Gallery, 2011
Excerpt: In her most recent body of work, Juliana moves from one subject to another, never giving the viewer access to a concrete narrative or enough information to contextualize the image. The vagueness of the subject matter paired with specific features - a strongly individual face, the wall of a bedroom plastered with photographs - makes the paintings feel familiar and unrecognizable at the same time.