Inspiration : Nephesland

If you are in the vicinity of Southern California, try to stop by for friend Marshall Roemen's show at Biola University.  The opening reception is on Tuesday, October 25th from 7-9pm. The exhibition will occupy Biola Gallery's two adjoining spaces, featuring small "perishable" sculptures, large-scale paintings, and graphite drawings.  It will also include a re-configured installation of "Oratorio at the End of A Black Rainbow", a large pseudo-tapestry painting recently installed at LAX International Airport.

From Marshall: Nepheshland draws together many ideas within my work from the past several years.  For me it refers to a place neither real nor imagined, paralleling my day-to-day experiences in Los Angeles with an ever-present, distant realm partly illuminated by the Hebrew concept of "nephesh".  In the creation story from Genesis, it is said that "God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living nephesh".  More than one's soul or state of being, the term refers collectively to living, breathing creatures and the seat of their appetites and essential desires.

Recent work by Marshall Roemen

Biola University Art Gallery
October 19th - November 11th, 2011

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 25, 7 - 9 pm

Gallery Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, California 90639