Keith Sirchio, Star Jet Coaster, archival inkjet print, 22 x 22 inches.
Keith Sirchio, Star Jet Coaster, archival inkjet print, 22 x 22 inches.


Opening: Friday, July 12th 7:00 – 9:00pm

Artists Exhibiting in RUIN at The Royal Friday July 12th, 2019:
Paul Brainard | Ryan Frank | Sarah Fuhrman | Jude Griebel | Jen Hitchings | Caitlin McCormack | Seren Morey | Miller Opie | Taisiya Naumovich | Laini Nemett | Anna Ortiz | Hillary Raimo | Lauren Silberman | Keith Sirchio | Jeanne Tremel | Virginia Wagner


noun: ruin
1. the physical destruction or disintegration of something or the state of disintegrating or being destroyed.”a large white house falling into gentle ruin”
• the remains of a building, typically an old one, that has suffered much damage or disintegration.plural noun: ruins “the ruins of the castle”
• the disastrous disintegration of someone’s life.”the ruin and heartbreak wrought by alcohol, divorce, and violence”
• the cause of the disintegration of a person’s life or loss of their assets.”they don’t know how to say no, and that’s been their ruin”
• the complete loss of one’s money and other assets.”the financial cost could mean ruin”

verb: ruin; 3rd person present: ruins; past tense: ruined; past participle: ruined; gerund or present participle: ruining

1. reduce (a building or place) to a state of decay, collapse, or disintegration.”the castle was ruined when dynamite was used to demolish one of the corner towers”

destroy, devastate, lay waste, leave in ruins, wreak havoc on, ravage, leave desolate; raze, demolish, blast, wreck, wipe out, flatten, level, crush; waste “a country that was ruined by decades of civil war”;
derelict, in ruins, gone to rack and ruin, dilapidated, ruinous, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, decrepit, in disrepair, falling to pieces, falling apart, crumbling, decaying, disintegrating; neglected, uncared-for; shambly; shacky; munted; blasted “a fascinating medieval town with a ruined castle”

rebuild, repair, intact, well maintained; cause great and usually irreparable damage or harm to; have a disastrous effect on.”a noisy freeway has ruined village life”

wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, reduce to nothing, damage, spoil, mar, injure, blast, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, make a mess of, mess up; sabotage, poison; louse up, screw up, foul up, put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, queer; scupper, cock up, dish, muller;
euchre, cruel; fuck up; bring to naught “a confrontation now would ruin all my plans”; destroyed, in ruins, in pieces, in ashes, falling down about one’s ears; over, finished, at an end; in tatters, in shreds, on the rocks, done for, toast “he finds his reputation as an art dealer ruined”

restore, save, flourishing
reduce to a state of poverty.”they were ruined by the highest interest rates this century”

bankrupt, make bankrupt, cause to go bankrupt, make insolvent, impoverish, reduce to penury/destitution, bring to ruin, bring someone to their knees, wipe out, break, cripple; pauperize, beggar “the bank’s collapse was believed to have ruined nearly 2,000,000 people”

fall headlong or with a crash.”carriages go ruining over the brink from time to time”

in ruins — in a state of complete disorder or disintegration.
“the economy was in ruins”


Middle English (in the sense ‘collapse of a building’): from Old French ruine, from Latin ruina, from ruere ‘to fall’.

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