Keith Sirchio
Untitled, Cuba 2002
Black and white silver gelatin print
11″ x 14″


Robert Moy
Nailed Balloon, 2021
Resin on inflated balloon & steel nail
12″ x 9″ x 9″


Genevieve Lowe
Castle Rock Fire, 2020
Gum transfer, graphite, charcoal, hydrocal, molding paste, ink, wood
30″ x 44″ x 4″


James Esber
Untitled (St. Sebastian), 2018
Graphite on paper
17″ x 14″


Jane Fine
Love, Love, Yes
Ink on paper
12″ x 9″


Ionescu Luciana Cristina
The woman in the red shoes, 2022
40″ x 40″ “


Chris Lucius
I’m tired to death of all this misfortune, 2020
Graphite and carbon on paper
40″ x 60″


Stéphanie Barbetta
Ballerinas in the woods, 2020
30 cm x 30 cm


Fleur Coevoet


William Graef
Ice Queens, 2002
16″ x 20″


Colleen Blackard
Dark Pool, 2017
Monotype on paper
10″ x 8″


Christopher Michael Hefner
Hospital Scene (Levitation), 2021
Gouache on paper
6 1/5″ x 9″


Mercedes Aquí
Luz Negra (Black Light), 2015


Loretta Lomanto
Attikos II, 2019
Digital photography (Archival ink on hahnemuhle)
16″ X 20″


Josipa Slaviček
Middle Earth, 2021.
Digital photography
44cm x 66cm


Thomas Stempka
The Philadelphia Story, 2019
Digital collage
11″ x 14″


Nathanael Flink
Ultrasound Blackjack, 2018
Acrylic on black gesso canvas
18″ x 24″


Barbara Ringer
Still Life, 2021
13″ x 19″ x 3″


Perrin Marie
Shape Maker 1, 2022
Digital photograph


Gabriel J. Shuldiner
vSSL-1, 2020
Mixed media
15.2″ x 14.4″ x 9.6″


John Cox
2016.01, 2016
Acrylic on yupo
10″ x 13″


Stacy Seiler
I Must Get Rid Of One Damaging Piece Of Evidence, 2022
Mixed media photo collage
4 1/4″ x 6 1/5″


February 11th – March 13th, 2022

Curated by Jason Clay Lewis and Amelia Biewald

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present NOIR, a group exhibition curated by Jason Clay Lewis and Amelia Biewald featuring artists Keith Sirchio, Jane Fine, James Esber, Robert Moy, Genevieve Lowe, Ionescu Luciana Cristina, Chris Lucius, William Graef, Colleen Blackard, Christopher Michael Hefner, Loretta Lomanto, Josipa Slaviček, Thomas Stempka, Nathanael Flink, Barbara Ringer, Stacy Seiler, John Cox, Gabriel J. Shuldiner, Perrin Marie, Mercedes Aquí, Fleur Coevoet, and Stéphanie Barbetta.

Noir is a genre of crime film or fiction characterized by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity. Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and motivations. The 1940s and 1950s are generally regarded as the “classic period” of American film noir. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key, black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression.