NADA House
Joseph Hart

Governors Island - Colonels Row, New York, NY
House 404, 2nd Floor
Exhibition Dates: May 2 - August 4, 2019

Romer Young Gallery is pleased to present a series of new paintings and drawings by New York-based artist Joseph Hart at NADA House—an exhibition featuring work by 45 artists from NADA Member galleries and non-profits, installed in three historic houses on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor. The public exhibition will be on view every weekend, Friday through Sunday, 11am-5pm, May 2 through August 4, 2019.

Hart’s work incorporates gestural drawing, layers of paint, and mixed-media assemblage to create off-kilter abstractions that clunk, fuzz and slice through the picture plane. For his NADA House project, Hart has created a series of paintings and drawings in response to the haunting atmosphere, wonderfully decrepit patina, and unique contours of the exhibition space (a former kitchen and dining room).

“The long history and charming location of Governor’s Island completely receded after seeing how time and neglect have been slowly eating away at these houses”, Hart reflected after visiting the site. “This place feels like the set of a predictable horror movie—eerily vacant and ghostly, complete with odd rooms and dank passageways. It’s forlorn, but also incredibly beautiful and calming. This paradox of contrasting sensations is something that I aim to breath into my paintings.”

Concurrently, Hart will be recording on location for Deep Color—his oral history project and podcast featuring artists and arts professionals discussing their work, ideas and lives. Listeners will be able to access the forthcoming conversations through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or by visiting

Joseph Hart (b. 1976) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Hart’s work has recently been exhibited at The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in Colorado, Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, Susan Inglett Gallery, Journal Gallery and Halsey Mckay Gallery in New York. His work can be found in the public collections of the RISD Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Davis Museum at Wellesley College and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hart founded Deep Color in 2016 as a social, educational and new media extension of his studio practice.

For additional information, please contact the gallery at 415.550.7483 or email