ERRATIC

David D’Agostino

Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to present ERRATIC, a solo show featuring artworks by David D’Agostino

January 18, 2019 - February 11, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 18th, 6 - ?pm


Spurred by his curiosity toward the ephemeral nature of geological patterns, David D’Agostino experiments with the land’s numinous voice and its material formation. Although he calls himself a painter, he relies heavily on mixing archival modeling paste and iridescent fluid inks and acrylics to ‘carve’ remote landscapes that reveal the tension between nature's silence and velocity.   

D’Agostino believes in a phenomenological approach to the experience of an artwork, maintaining that a painting’s space functions as zazen, or “meditative deep space,” in which one has a personal reaction to the indefiniteness of physical matter.   It is in the clash between the unfathomable immensity of the world and the desire to somehow ground our self in it, that we gain a peripheral glimpse of cosmic structure and formlessness.

D’Agostino does not offer a view of the idealized landscape (often defined in New Mexico by overly saturated colors and bucolic scenery), but attempts to convey terrains in their extreme where hostility, beauty, and fear merge.  His paintings and photos accept the rupture: eerie, barren, stressed, monstrous places cut open by the acceleration of extreme of weather and human-inspired exploitation. Landscapes where heat and ice collapse our flimsy identities.

BIO

Studio: Albuquerque, New Mexico

David D’Agostino, has a diverse art career exhibiting in private and public venues, including the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (studio artist); Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; National Gallery of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; Townhouse Gallery (studio artist) , Cairo, Egypt; Bucharest City Museum, Romania; Poem (88) Gallery, Atlanta; Art Aqua, Miami;

FX Fowle Gallery, New York; Lane Meyer Projects, Denver; Redline Gallery, Denver; and Selby Fleetwood Contemporary, Santa Fe.

He is the first American to have a studio and representation with Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt--a prominent contemporary art space in North Africa, and is a member of the Bulgarian avant garde collective ‘XXL’ (recent 2017-18 retrospective exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Sofia).  He has organized local exhibits in the US, including ‘Bloodlines’ at the MCA Denver which featured a number of leading Southeastern European and Russian artists. In 2017, he taught a course ‘Trends in Contemporary American Landscape Painting’ at the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art.