Vincent Romaniello features a work by painter Ralph Coburn. Coburn's work was the subject of a recent exhibition Ralph Coburn - France, Works on Paper 1949–1956 at David Hall Fine Art in Wellesley, Massachusetts. A contemporary of painter Ellsworth Kelly, Coburn accompanied Kelly to France during the early 1950's. This peroid was formative for both artists. The David Hall gallery website notes that in France "[Coburn] and Kelly discussed, explored and collaborated on numerous concepts hoping to resolve them into a visual language."
Coburn continued to paint throughout his career as a graphic designer at MIT. The gallery quotes painter Bernard Chaet, another friend of Coburn as saying: "Becoming a successful artist simply didn’t matter to Ralph. It was always about the exploration and execution of ideas, nothing more." A full length essay on Coburn's work by Rachael Arauz accompanies the recent exhibition.