Ross Racine, "North of Piney Acres" Opens Friday April 29th

Join us next Friday, April 29th from 7-9pm for the Opening of Ross Racine's Solo Exhibition, "North of Piney Acres"

Ross Racine

“North of Piney Acres”

April 29th—May 29th, 2011
Reception Friday April 29th 7-9,

Front Room Gallery is proud to present “North of Piney Acres,” a solo exhibition of works on paper by Ross Racine. In this series, Racine depicts realistic aerial views of fictional suburban communities, which amplify an awareness of modern choices in building and living styles. Racine employs common structural archetypes in his compositions, with an expanded view that exaggerates the rational utility of these imagined infrastructures.

Ross Racine creates these visions of hyper-real suburban landscapes and structures with a uniquely developed digital drawing method. These works on paper present structural layouts of invented subdivisions, which illustrate the insulated conditions common in these types of developments. Using an omniscient viewpoint from above, Racine creates intricate layouts of communities that are filled with nuanced detail. The aerial atmosphere of each work presents a particular mood that matches its character. In certain works looming clouds shadow the buildings below, while others have light airy clouds drifting above, creating a feeling of omniscient subjectivity.

In Racine’s piece “Elmwood and Oaklawn,” endless rows of streets run parallel to each other with only a small slip of undeveloped land separating the compact areas of development. There is an intense believability in this work; the structures and layouts are so plausible in their realism that it is not until further investigation that you realize that the streets do not connect and each row is isolated from its neighbors just one block over.

Ross masters this play between the tangible reality of suburbia and the illusionary realm, concisely depicting the disconnection between desire and its actualization, questioning the feasibility and logic in fulfilling dreams of more space, the luxury of easy access to stores and goods, a neighborly atmosphere, and the overarching attraction to “more.”

WAGMAG Benefit Preview 
On view through Sunday 

Tickets are currently $175 until Sunday the 10th. After that tickets are $225.

Raffle tickets can be purchased here:


A selection of Artworks for this years benefit are now online at:

BENEFIT EVENING Tuesday April 12th, 7-9pm: 
Reception and Raffle of work
Causey Contemporary 
92 Wythe Avenue 
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

Artists include:
On Megumi Akiyoshi, Amanda Alic, Gabriela Alva Cal y Mayor, Ruby Amanze, Audrey Anastasi, Cecilia Biagini, John Boone, Tom Broadbent, Ana Busto, Ken Butler, Ethan Crenson, Gregory Curry, Peggy Cyphers, Irina Danilova, Hans de Castellane, Johannes de Young, Tom Delaney, Matthew Deleget, Lisa DiLillo, Peter Dobill, Elinor Evelyn, Allison Edge, Robert Egert, Mark Esper, Peter Feigenbaum, Gail Flanery, Peter Fox, Linda Ganjian, Eric Heist, Hellbent, Kory Hellebust, Sean Hemmerle, Ed Herman, Amy Hill, Richard Humann, Ryan Humphrey, James Isherwood, David Kesting, Scott Kiernan, Fran Kornfeld, Jesse Lambert, Yuliya Lanina, Brian Larossa, Greg Lindquist, Nancy Lunsford, Stephen Maine, Stephen Mallon, Katerina Marcelja, Eliot Markell, Karen Marston, Rossana Martínez, Mark Masyga, Patrick May, Xanda McCagg, Anne Arden McDonald, Chris McGee, Loren Munk, Ruben Negron, Raul de Nieves, Rob de Oude, Russel Parish, Daniel Permanetter, Pufferela, Ross Racine, Ali Rex, Jason Reyen, Richter Ron, David Victor Rose, Todd Rosenbaum, Tom Rosenthal, Emily Roz, Kris Scheifele, Junko Shimizu, Philip Simmons, Gwendolyn Charlene Skaggs, Jeremy Slater, Patricia Smith, Allison Somers, Philip Stearns, Rodger Stephens, Miho Suzuki, Richard Timperio, Jeanne Tremel, Chris Twomey, Joanne Ungar, Kathleen Vance, Cibele Viere, Don Voisine, Robert Walden, Michael Waugh, Daniel Zeller and many more... 

Galleries include:
440 Gallery, Art 101, C.C.C.P, Camel Arts, Causey Contemporary, de Castellane Gallery, Devotion, English Kills, Eyelevel BQE, Factory Fresh, Figureworks, Front Room Gallery, Grace Exhibition Space, Graphite, Hogar Collection, ISCP, Janet Kurnatowski, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Leo Kesting, Like the Space, Live with Animals, Microscope, Mighty Tanaka, Minus Space, MoCADA, Momenta Art, NUTUREarts, Open Source, Parker's Box, Pierogi, RHV Fine Art, Secret Project Robot, Set Gallery, Sideshow, Skink Ink Editions, Sugar, Tabla Rasa, The Invisible Dog, Ventana244 and many more... 

Benefit Committee:
Daniel Aycock, Tracy Causey-Jeffrey, Ethan Crenson, Nasa Hadizadeh, Randall Harris, Eric Heist, Erik Hokanson, Barry Hoggard, Mandy Kalajian, Jill McDermid, Ranjitsinh Mahida, Patrick May, Stephen Mallon, Karen Marston, Loren Munk, David Gibson, Marisa Sage, Helen Toomer Labzda, Kathleen Vance, James Wagner, Jennifer Walty, Susie Watkins and Alun Williams 

Admission ——to the benefit event at Causey Contemporary, April 12th——is $20 (for non-ticket holders); tickets for the artwork drawing are $175 till April 10th, after which they will be $225. Tickets are available on-site, during the advanced viewing and online at: