Monday, May 10, 2010

Marc Roman: Veritas Obscura

Marc Roman: Veritas Obscura
May 14 – June 19, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 14, 6 – 8 pm

Flashpoint Gallery presents Marc Roman’s Veritas Obscura, an exhibition of text and found images layered to form a timeline depicting the century of the electron. Veritas Obscura will feature Roman’s signature process: mounting photography, drawing and painting with resin to give sculptural form to traditionally two-dimensional techniques. Successive layers of text and images enhance – or cancel – former creations, adding physical depth while creating a multi-layered narrative.

Spanning the entire parameter of the gallery, the works reflect scientific discoveries such as x-ray technology and the theory of relativity. Conspiracy theories are entertained alongside hard science, giving equal weight to ideas that are born out of amateur speculation and formal, peer-reviewed ideology. The timeline culminates with an examination of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator built to facilitate the study of the fundamental building blocks of our universe.

Roman says, “The images and text are derived from years of scouring books, magazines, internet and radio sources. They include ancient petroglyphs and art, alchemical and periodic symbology, mad scientists and more than a few unidentifiables floating suspended in phosphorescent layers of resin.”

Veritas Obscura is Roman’s first solo exhibition in Washington DC.

Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6 pm or by appointment
 For more information: Call 202.315.1310 or visit

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