Aunia Kahn "Casting Shadows" 2014

"Abundantia Cornu Copiae"

December 4 - February 28 2015

reception January 3, 6 - 9 pm.

Featuring works by:

Featuring works by: Shawn Thornton, Cecilia Avendaño, Hannah Faith Yata, Rene Pierre Allain, Martin Wittfooth, El Gato Chimney, Lu Ke, Sas Christian, Aunia Kahn, Hunter Stabler, Huston Ripley, Paul Campbell, Lori Field, Judith Scott, Erna Kd, Darcilio Lima, Joseph McVetty, C.T. McClusky, Lu Zhang, Pulu Zhao, Teiji Hayama, Adam Miller, Charles Dellschau, Rithika Merchant, Hermon Finney, Jacob Böhme, Romeyn de Hooghe, Ray Robinson, Eric Van Straaten, Kalyana Thiru, Michael Anderson, Martin Ramirez, Joel Lorand, Dan Barry, Morton Bartlett, Robert Bowen, Nicholas Syracuse, Amy Friend, Masae Shimoichi, Ben Hotchkiss, Peca, Nyahzul Art, Tine Kindermann, Gigi Chen, Eric Richardson, William A. Blayney, Steven Bradshaw, James Castle, Emile Josome Hodinos.




El Gato Chimney (Milan) Untitled 2014

Shawn Thornton (USA) "Motherbrain Decoding the Psyconautical Device"

2002/2004 - 07

Lori Field (USA) "Chick Magnet", 2008
A. Fiorello (USA) "The Right to Arm is the RIght to Kill" c. 1970
C. A. A. Dellschau (1830 - 1923) Sky Lubrication 1920
Teiji Hayama (Japan) Maris Stella 2013


November 31 2014, Brooklyn NY - Stephen Romano Gallery is pleased to present "Abundantia Cornu Copiae"

The exhibiton is a horn of plenty in itself, celebrating the enrichment that is brought to us through culture.

The cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae) or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with food.


Judith Scott Untitled c. 1980's yarn and unknown objects
Joseph McVetty "The Long Journey on The Arm Of Death" 2014

Joe Lorand "Personnages Floricoles" 2013
Steven Bradshaw "The Denial of Death" 2014
Ben Hotchkiss "Garden of Eden" 2005
Martin Wittfoot (USA) "Smoke SIgnals" 2013


Mythology offers multiple explanations of the origin of the cornucopia. One of the best-known involves the birth and nurturance of the infant Zeus, who had to be hidden from his devouring father Cronus. In a cave on Mount Ida on the island of Crete, baby Zeus was cared for and protected by a number of divine attendants, including the goat Amalthea ("Nourishing Goddess"), who fed him with her milk. The suckling future king of the gods had unusual abilities and strength, and in playing with his nursemaid accidentally broke off one of her horns, which then had the divine power to provide unending nourishment, as the foster mother had to the God.


Cecilia Avendaño (Chile) "Respiración 17" 2012


Jacob Böhme, (Poland) "Theosophische Wercke", , 1682.

William Blayney (USA) "The Whore of Babylon" 1972

Gigi Chen "Viviane" 2014
Morton Bartlett (USA) Untitled c. 1940's
Pulu Zhao (China) " Regression"回归 ,2014
Anonymous (signed Leonard Fornalik), untitled, c. 1973
Sas Christian "Peephole #2" 2014
Eric Richardson "Poseidon" 2014

The cornucopia became the attribute of several Greek and Roman deities, particularly those associated with the harvest, prosperity, or spiritual abundance, such as personifications of Earth (Gaia or Terra); the child Plutus, god of riches and son of the grain goddess Demeter; the nymph Maia; and Fortuna, the goddess of luck, who had the power to grant prosperity. In Roman Imperial cult, abstract Roman deities who fostered peace (pax Romana) and prosperity were also depicted with a cornucopia, including Abundantia, "Abundance" personified, and Annona, goddess of the grain supply to the city of Rome.Pluto, the classical ruler of the underworld in the mystery religions, was a giver of agricultural, mineral and spiritual wealth, and in art often holds a cornucopia to distinguish him from the gloomier Hades, who holds a drinking horn instead..



Erna Kd (Jakarta, Indonesia) ..
"Sorceress Woman From the South Earth" 2014
Rithika Merchant (India) "Visha Kanya", 2014
Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch 1645-1708) untitled c. 1700
Unknown photographer (Japan)
Jana Brike (Latvia) "Altered Memory" 2013
Masae Shimoichi (Japan) "Botanical Specimen" 2013


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About Stephen Romano Gallery

Stephen Romano Gallery is a new addition to the Brooklyn art gallery community, having opened its doors in April of 2014. Prior to opening the current gallery, Stephen Romano was a private art dealer for 15 years specializing in masters of self-taught and visionary artists such as Henry Darger, Martin Ramirez, Charles Dellschau, Bill Traylor, Darcilio Lima, and many others. The Gallery's most recent exhibition "Mysterium Cosmographicum" was well received and reviewed.

Stephen Romano has been a participant in many including PULSE and The Metro Show.

In 2013, Stephen Romano produced a seminal 330-page monograph on visionary artist designed by Marquand Books and distributed by DAP. The book generated several positive reviews from a wide variety of publications such as Bookforum, Raw Vision Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Antiques and the arts and Design Observer among many others. With an introduction by Stephen Romano, the book features the final published essay by renowned art writer Thomas McEvilley, as well as contributions from the founder of The Museum of Everything, James Brett, and the curator of Smithsonian Museum of Aerospace, Thomas Croutch. In the same year, Romano also published the first ever post-mortem retrospective catalog of works by and most recently a catalogue of a previously unknown photographic series from 1925 by "A Pictorial Compendium of Witchcraft," with an introduction by A.D. Coleman. Most recently, Stephen Romano Gallery had the honor of publishing a catalog of works by artist Pavel Kraus with an essay by David Ebony, as well as a catalog for Chinese artist Lu Zhang with essay by Robert C. Morgan.

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