The Modbo is honored to present October’s First Friday: “blu” romanodaniel, showcasing dynamic pieces by local artist Daniel Romano.  The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, October 4th. The show runs through Friday, October 25th, with a free artist talk that evening at 5:30 pm. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is open on Friday evenings from 4-7 pm or by appointment.  The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240. 

This collection includes sculpture, sculptural relief on painted panels, and the popular EYEBOX series. Romano has selected part of this collection as a narrative of recent social issues he has felt compelled to respond to with art. The remaining pieces in the collection simply intrigue the senses or are depictions of anatomy, and include  a large, fresh sculpture which Romano has been developing since 2012. The show “blu” romanodaniel is intriguing, thought-provoking, current, and fresh.

Daniel Romano is a self-taught Colorado based artist who works in fabricated metal sculpture, relief, and painting.  Other projects include No 6 Billiard table, landscape installations, and architectural installations including N3 taphouse in Colorado Springs. Born in Colorado 1966, Daniel began studying sculpture at 16 with woodcarving.  He was later drawn to working with metal, a material which can be welded, formed, pigmented. He also enjoys working with concrete and painting. He continues to grow his skill set and explore new mediums. Daniel has work in collections across the U.S., South America, and Asia and recently produced work for Louis Vuitton as well as medallions (FAC Visionaries) for the Fine Art Center.