Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of watching D. Dominick
Lombardi's work being installed for his show over at Blue Star
Post Apocalyptic Tattoo: A ten year survey.
It was as if I walked into a comic book.
Lombardi is an artist,
writer, and curator who has a knack for capturing abstract characters.
The show starts in 1998 with the tagline, "The birth of a universe
"The Elite Eight," a series of eight characters with poems displayed
underneath each piece reminds viewers of Ed Wilcox's show late last
year at Salon Mjangos with Lombardi's caption, "They're special
because they're the friends of the tattoo artist." The entire
collection of Lombardi's work is comprised of various
characters — from
sketches to fully illustrated, bold in color characters.
Shrunken heads, tattoo sketches, and more fill the main gallery walls.
The period from 2002-2004 ("The era of faces in the crowd") has a
series of some of Lombardi's 1,088 India ink drawings. His creations
are done using ink, markers, and crayons. They are created on scraps of
paper or even the back of an envelope.
Is it too bold of me to state that this show will probably be one of
the best to hit the local gallery circuit this year? Oh well, I'm
already putting it on my Best of '08 list.
Sadly, today there was no official schedule of
Luminaria events, this following message is posted
on their website:
"The event schedule is in development and will be made available here
within the next two weeks. An announcement will be made when it is
available." Boo! I will anxiously wait and keep you loyal readers