synthetic zero



Inside is Not The Opposite of Outside
Synthetic Zero and Emily Roberts-Negron
Openings June 6, 6-9pm, June 9, 7-10pm
(Gallery also open Thurs - Sat 2-7pm, June 7 - 16)
Photos of the show

The next Synthetic Zero show at BronxArtSpace, "Inside is Not the Opposite of Outside" is co-curated by Emily Roberts-Negron and Mitsu Hadeishi.

Define extrovert. Introvert.

These two words have been interpreted and reinterpreted to conform to a general understanding of disposition. But perhaps these varying definitions illustrate a much more complex idea, that they aren't really in opposition of one another. Perhaps the two exist on their own; individual spectrums which echo one another like the rise and fall of an ocean's tide.

How does one describe an array of emotion, taking account of every nuance and change? This show is an exploration of the behavior/idiosyncrasies/characterstics of introversion both as an emotional mode and a space of introspection and creative incubation, not as the polar opposite of extroversion, but overlapping with it, undulating together with it, in waves. We are showing works across the full gradation of emotion and expression. They are romantic, pessimistic, hairy, toothsome, frustrated, proud, intellectual, courteous, hungry, lonely, horny, cautious, congenial, meditative... together they form a collective depiction of this singular paradoxical relation.

still work

Rosemary Taylor - "Secrets and Instructions" - paintings - Brooklyn, NY
Nora Herting - "Free Sitting" - photography - Brooklyn, NY
Grace Kim - "Constellations" - collages - New York, NY
Gary Duehr - "Interior View" - photography - Cambridge, MA
James Zeske - installaton - Philadelphia, PA
James Luckett - photographic fragment - Springfield, OH

experimental film

Filipe Afonso - "Atracados/Moored" - Lisbon, Portugal
Heather Warren-Crow - "Listen 2 me work" - Milwaukee, WI
Matteo Pasin - "Risonanza Orbitale" (Orbital Resonance) - Berlin, Germany
Simone Bailey - "Evidence of Things Unseen" - San Francisco, CA
Marianna O'Reilly - "Meta Morph" - London, UK

video installation

Hector Rodriguez - "Gestus" - Hong Kong, China
Robert Ladislas Derr - "I don't give a shit about the masses" - Columbus, OH
Wonbin Yang - "Species series" - Nyack, NY


shooting star experiment of lights - performance - New York, NY

If you would like to submit work for a future show, email us at events@syntheticzero.com with information about your submission; links, images, etc. If you'd like to send something in the mail, please mail it to:

Synthetic Zero
305 E 140th St #1A
Bronx, NY 10454
718 772-4961

Preferred formats for video are links to videos posted on Vimeo, YouTube, or a file sharing service.


The art space is at 305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454.

We're about 20 minutes from Union Square. From Manhattan, 4-5 train to 125th, transfer to 6, one stop to 3rd Ave/138th St, it's 2 blocks from there. Note there are two exits at 3rd Ave/138th, one at Alexander Ave and one at 3rd Ave. Ring 3A or 1B if 1A does not answer.