Dominick Di Meo Limp Voyeur in a Humid Landscape (Thomas Dane Gallery, London)

Feb. 27, 2013 - April 28, 2013

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Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Dominick Di Meo


Floating Figures
1973
charcoal and synthetic polymer on canvas
74 x 60 inches

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Dominick Di Meo

Limp Voyeur in a Humid Landscape
1965
synthetic polymer on canvas
50 x 60 inches

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Dominick Di Meo

Hello Max! Tick-Tock
1966
acrylic and synthetic polymer on canvas
22 x 30 inches

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Dominick Di Meo

Study for a Used Deck of Cards (Queen of Clubs)
1974
acrylic, synthetic polymer and cord on canvas
28 x 20 inches

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Dominick Di Meo

Untitled
1968
acrylic, plastic and synthetic polymer on wood panel
18 x 12 inches

Installation view Thomas Dane Gallery, London





Press Release

Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to announce Limp Voyeur in a Humid Landscape , the first solo exhibition of Dominick Di Meo’s work in London and the fourth collaborative effort between CvsD and Thomas Dane Gallery.
Featuring a range of works from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s, the exhibition spotlights Di Meo’s dark sense of humor, his bristling creativity, and his penchant for novel and unusual material.  A group of monochromatic reliefs fabricated in Florence, Italy, while he was there from 1961-1963 is contrasted with a selection of his extremely nuanced drawings from the same period, some featuring graphite rubbings taken from the reliefs.  A surreal psychological dimension emerges more prominently in Di Meo’s transfer paintings, made from the mid ’60s onward; these incorporate appropriated magazine images into aggregated piles, sometimes conflating a landscape and a torso.

Always deeply dedicated to the triumphs and deflations of the human spirit, Di Meo’s unique and powerful oeuvre remains one of the great stories to emerge from the Chicago art world.

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