ADAA'S THE ART SHOW
Park Avenue Armory
New York, NY 10065
November 3-7, 2021
The artistic legacy of Gino De Dominicis (1947 – 1998) is cloaked in mystery. An artist who made no distinction between his personal life and his artistic practice, De Dominicis’ paintings, sculptures, installations, performances, and filmic work, remain unanimously implicated in rumours and stories about their creator and his actions.
Much of De Dominicis’ output is characterised by the artist’s interest in the principle of alchemy and metamorphosis; impossible transformations that express immortality and enable things to exist even after death is pronounced. His paintings, for example, manifest a remarkable disinterest in the iconography of his recent predecessors and his contemporaries from the 1970s to the 1990s. Instead, De Dominicis laid claim to a new family of images influenced by ancient civilizations such as those of the Sumerian culture, and by characters such as the mythical demigod Gilgamesh, and the nymph Urvasi.