The Connect Series is a visiting arts program curated by ONE Arts Collective and ArtsRiot. The series is designed to continue to include Vermont artists in the national arts dialog by bringing established artists into the community and sending Vermont artists to New York City and beyond. The series’ success comes from its multi-event approach: we host an artist talk, commission a mural or an exhibit, organize studio visits and create workshops. Through this program we hope to generate connections between Vermont artists, galleries and patrons.
Sunday, December 7 at 6:00pm in EST
Arts Riot Inc in Burlington, Vermont
$10 at the door, $8 for ONE Arts members or in advance (email email@example.com). Includes one drink.
Talk by Aubrey Roemer:
Moving away from the ‘NYC Chelsea Gallery Artist Success Model’ – conversations about shifting the paradigm towards a grassroots and DIY approach to art-making, art-showing, and art-networking. Join us at ArtsRiot for an evening of cocktails and contemplation about the contemporary art scene and how social media has disassembled the need for one singular art world epicenter and opened up the global art world – a place where you can virtually go anywhere and live and create virtually anywhere. Artist Aubrey Roemer will lead the discussion, pointing to her last project ‘Leviathan: The Montauk Portrait Project’ as an example of how leaving NYC actually advanced her career.
Stay for cocktail hour after the lecture.
To schedule a Studio Visit email ONEArtsCollective@gmail.com
Aubrey Roemer is a visual artist, whose work incorporates painting, photography, printmaking, installation, and performance. There is a strong focus on materials within the work, often using found and repurposed items – such as linens, bedsheets, dinner napkins, and old candles. The raw materials are tailored to each project, using a given object’s context to reinforce the conceptual nature of the artwork.
Her work centers around portraiture and the representational, but touches into abstraction in it’s execution. The artist often uses community as a platform for creation – depicting the employees of a strip club, painting the people of an entire town, photographing houses along one road, etc. In this regard, there are facets of journalism, anthropology, and socioeconomics found within the work.
Aubrey Roemer was born in Rochester, NY. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute. She has had residencies in Europe and Indonesia, and exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Currently, she is on residency in Montauk working on Leviathan: The Montauk Portrait Project, where she hopes to paint ten percent of the local fishing town’s population.