D. Dominick Lombardi: Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious
September 10 - September 29, 2017
Reception: Sunday, September 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lombardi’s mixed media works attempt to reveal the sources, signs and suppositions of human behavior. In the studio he is guided by the collective unconscious; the entity that Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell talk about as being the source of shared myths and symbols.
The works in this series attempt to reveal, at least in part, the sources, signs and suppositions of human behavior. The paths we take, the lives we lead and the decisions we make are born of many foundations both learned and innate. We see the tenets and intricacies of morality presented through familial teaching, the hard and fast laws of the land and the traditions of our various religions, yet in the end, we must decide for ourselves what is right and wrong for us. The wild card is the collective unconscious. This is the entity that Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell talk about as being the source of shared myths and symbols. I like to think I have two basic opportunities to make decisions in my life. One is within a social platform and the other is in the studio. Publically, there lies a set of set norms and ethics that guides my behavior. Privately, in my studio, I prefer to delve into my unconscious with the hopes of finding a connection to an endless stream of ideas, dreams, emotions and realizations that knows no boundary of time. This is my personal freedom.
D. Dominick Lombardi is an artist, writer and curator. He is represented by Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY. Feature articles and reviews of his exhibitions have appeared in Sculpture, WHITEHOT (Canada), ARTES magazine, ARTnews, The New York Times, artscope, O2magazine (China), Creative Loafing, Post Road Magazine (issue 19), Post Road Magazine (issue 20), nyartbeat, The Advocate & Greenwich Time, The M magazin e, Time Out New York, Skin & Ink, The Record Review, Art New England, San Antonio Express, San Antonio Current, Riverdale Press, Art in Culture (S.Korea), ZING magazin e, THE NEW YORK GAHO (cover and feature-Japan), Poetry and Thought (Japan), ANIMALmagazine and ANIMALNEWYORK.com, artnet, NYARTS magazine, d'ART, culturecatch.com, NY Arts Journal, and BLURRED VISION (cover art issue #1 and interior pages issues #1-3). A video interview in Lombardi's studio can be found on Gorky's Granddaughter.
Lombardi has written features and art criticisms that have been published in ARTES, The Huffington Post, ARTslant, Art Experience NYC, Public Art and Ecology Magazine (China), The New York Times, Sculpture, Sculpture Review, d'ART (U.S. Editor), Art in Asia (S.Korea), Art Papers, Art Lies, ARTnews, & magazine, Juxtapoz, New Art Examiner, Art New England, NYARTS magazine, culturecatch.com and others.
As a curator, Lombardi has worked with numerous artists on such shows as SPORTSVERGNÜGEN , Facie: Self Portraiture Interpreted by 25 Artists , Raid Envy, Exquisite Porch , Through the Veil of the Soul , Shaky Ground , HEAD (Hampden Gallery/UMASS Amherst) , reVision , A Tangled Web , HEAD ( Bosi Contemporary, NY, New York ), Eye on the Storm , In Their Own World , Kerosene Garden , Monkey Spoon , Anonymous , Suspect Reason , Nature Calls , The Intelligent Design Project , Bóm: How art can disrupt, reorient or destroy , Art Noir, Fear is a Four Letter Word, Speaking in Strings: Ken Butler & Kurt Coble , Scapes , Critics Select I & II, The Reality Show, East Vs West, Over the Top - Under the Rug, FUNKADELICIDE, The Impact of War, The Waking Dream , Obsession (Food) , Lights - Sound - Action!, The Tradition of Icons , and Champions of Modernism: Non- Objective Art of the1930s & 40s and Its Legacy .
Catalogs and Books: The Right to be Human , SPORTSVERGNÜGEN , Facie: Self-Portraiture Interpreted by 25 Artists, Raid Envy, Tattooed Tokyo: a Combination of Factors... , Exquisite Porch , Through the Veil of the Soul , Shaky Ground , reVision , HEAD (Hampden Gallery/UMASS Amherst , A Tangled Web , HEAD , Eye on the Storm , Hidden Worlds , Post Apocalyptic Tattoo comic book , Under the Influence , Post Road/Issue #19 , Apocalyptic Pop , Sigularity in the Communal Tide , Characters: Scene I and II , Contemporary Korean Artists in New York , Accelerating on the Curves/The Artist's Roadmap to Success,
Videos: WINTERFELL , Relief , Particle Physical , Tell Me a Story , Exquisite Porch , Five Windows , Recontextualizing the Found , Monkey Spoon , Gorky's Granddaughter