Practice? Practice? Practice.

Everything is real in due time. 

There is no end to attempted living.

Some cities are black and white. Some rooms are off-grey.

Plastic wrap the concrete days we drift through and make an imprint on the surroundings.

Burned again. Lesson learned.

Repetition is comforting. But comfort is unnerving. How about we break something?

Now I walk around with glass granules in my shoes. I thought I’d be further along at this point.

Cellular service is always the worst downtown. You always call me when I’m downtown.

Words congeal and melt; the waxy remnants stick to lips like tar on a backside.

Do you remember that summer we spent pouring beverages on hot pavement, guided by voices, diving slowly into bodies of water, and talking shit on anything other than our favorite rappers? These days, we wonder why people are so cold.

God. Sitting in a weathered Oldsmobile in a Wawa parking lot, wearing nothing but a brother’s parka, drinking neglected coffee. I guess things could be worse.

Oh, but isolation is not an option. Come back to me. Now.

Gotta get up. Gotta get out. Gotta get home before the morning comes.

Left shoe, right shoe. Right name, wrong show.


Keith J. Varadi
August 2014
Los Angeles, CA

This solo exhibition exists in two-parts and in two locations, beginning in Brussels, "boosting the afternoons," and overlapping and extending into Los Angeles, "short-timing the dawn."

"boosting the afternoons"
09.13 & 14.2014 (Brussels Art Days)
Levy Delval / Brussels, Belgium
rue Fourmoisstraat, 9

"short-timing the dawn"
Levy Delval / Los Angeles, California
4619 W. Washington Blvd


JOHN ROEBAS (b. 1985, Tegucigalpa, Honduras) lives and works between New York City, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he graduated from Temple University (Tyler School of Art) in 2009. Roebas recently exhibited a solo presentation at MiArt 2014 with Elaine Levy Project (Brussels). In addition to his solo exhibition, Bunk Edition is publishing a limited-run collaborative artist book with artist, writer, and curator Keith J. Varadi, which will be released for Brussels Art Days 2014. This is his first solo exhibition with LEVY DELVAL.

  John Roebas, Keith J. Varadi, Levy Delval,Brussels, Los Angeles