28 June to 28 July 2007

Tony Romano
New Work

Diaz Contemporary is pleased to present Toronto-based artist Tony Romano’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring new films, sculpture, installation and photography. Romano’s exhibition, New Work, reflects his ongoing interests in narrative, popular culture and philosophy and his practice involves reinventing the formal strategies of cinema in works that explore concepts of love, city and identity. New Work adapts these strategies and ideas focusing on the writing of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, the scientific experiments of Dorothy Retallack as well as ideas from the mid-19th century American Transcendental movement.

Tony Romano received his B.F.A. from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. His last solo show at Diaz Contemporary, Three Tales, was in the winter of 2006. Romano has also shown at Mercer Union and internationally at Kulturhust in Stockholm, Sweden. Select group shows include Weathervane at Oakville Galleries (2005), Republic of Love (2004), curated by Xandra Eden, Dedicated to You, But You Weren’t Listening (2005) by Reid Shier at Toronto’s Power Plant, and the Charles C. Scott Gallery in Vancouver (2006).