THIS TIME FOR REAL....................................................Kevin Romaniuk, September 2004

Kevin Romaniuk


Opening September 11, 2004
Curated by Colleen Heslin



"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than memory, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.  It will make or break a company, a church...a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes."  By Charles Swindoll (from Kevin's mom's fridge)

Opening September 10, 2004
Until September, 20,2004

The Crying Room is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Kevin Romaniuk, a recent graduate in photography at Emily Carr Institute. Romaniuk exhibits a photo-based exploration of male identity with the re-occurring theme of male sexuality.  Through images of various personae and iconic cultural characters Romaniuk props himself up as a type of 'calendar boy' situated within a suburban white middle-class family setting.  His work combines sincerity, satire and wit, producing images that are often humorous and engaging.  The large quantity of images within this ongoing body of work attests to his thorough investigation of disguise.  It becomes difficult to recognize authenticity and simulation within his stylized amateur productions.
Colleen Heslin.

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