new works by David D'Augostino
October 6th, 2017
Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to annouce the solo show of new works by David D'Augostino.
Based on treks to the summits of desolate mountain peaks and desert lowlands in New Mexico, David D'Agostino's new painting series Ozone Love captures nature's ambivalent beauty and ever-present destruction.
Unlike many New Mexican painters, D'Agostino does not attempt to idealize the landscape with overly saturated colors and rarefied, unblemished horizons. He accepts the rupture: eerie, barren, stressed places cut open by the velocity of weather and human inspired exploitation. His work cradles ominous terrains where excessive desert heat and mountain ice collapse our flimsy identities. Lifting our gaze toward form and emptiness, hovering between presence and absence--where blinding storms and dug out pits propel an irreversible slip of bone and muscle.