Paul Romano presents a new series of melancholic paintings for his solo show, "Boundless," opening at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia on May 1. The works in "Boundless" examine the turns that life can take and celebrate the beauty that can emerge from dark times. "'Boundless' does have a leaning in the melancholy, contemplating ideas of oneself through tribulation and loss and then, what remains," writes Romano. "What is left is hopeful, the vastness of oneself, not defined by outside perceptions, or objects, or a place, or a relationship." His highly symbolic paintings draw from personal experiences, fantasy, and mythology alike, emerging with narratives that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.