ART EXHIBIT: High + Low: 45-Retrospective, D. Dominick Lombardi

Clara M. Eagle Gallery

6th Floor Doyle Fine Arts
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-3318
United States

The Murray State University Galleries and the Department of Art & Design present High + Low: A Forty-Five Year Retrospective by D. Dominick Lombardi, on view from August 20 through September 22, 2019, in the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery and the adjacent Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery.  The exhibit is curated by T. Michael Martin, Director of University Galleries.

High + Low, a 45-year retrospective, features 20 distinct chapters of the art career of D. Dominick Lombardi. The common thread throughout his work is his interest in blending together qualities of highbrow and lowbrow art, as well as his experimentation with various media. His lifelong journey began with his exposure to modern art when he first saw a reproduction of Picasso’s Guernica (1939) at the age of 3 or 4, and continued with his introduction to the seductive world of Zap comix in 1968.  

The exhibition begins with the Cyborgs, a science fiction based series depicting half human/half machine beings. It continues through his East Village days, his earliest forays into sculpture and kinetic art, and the repurposing of a multitude of found materials. A pivotal point in his art career was the Post Apocalyptic Tattoo series, which was prompted by his concerns for the environment and how it would impact our future. After the downturn in the economy in 2008, he began the Street Urchin series that focused on the marginalized victims of that era. Most recently he has explored the social issues of our time referencing the roots of human morality, which later moved him to the inner city street sticker craze as his stimulus. 

A gallery talk by Lombardi is planned for Tuesday, September 17 at 5 pm in the Clara M. Eagle Main gallery, followed by a reception.

Admission to Hi + Low is free and open to the public. A catalogue is available for this exhibition.

University Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, 26 August, 2019

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