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Albright College Opens Solo Exhibit by D. Dominick Lombardi

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Albright College Opens Solo Exhibit by D. Dominick Lombardi

Albright College’s Freedman Gallery will display artwork by D. Dominick Lombardi from Oct. 27-Dec. 8. The artist will give a free virtual lecture about his process and artistic practice on Thursday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. A free reception to view the Freedman Gallery exhibition will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2-4 p.m.

A visual artist, curator and prolific art critic who currently serves as the editor of d’Art International magazine, Lombardi was a former art critic for the New York Times from 1998 to 2005. Lombardi’s curatorial practice includes ongoing partnerships with the Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Hampden Gallery, Amherst, Mass.

As a visual artist, Lombardi has shown extensively across the world in solo and group shows, and is currently represented by Prince Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. His work is firmly rooted in Pop Arts, and his 40-year retrospective is currently touring nationally.

The exhibition at the Freedman includes a newer body of work that reuses and recycles older paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed-media compositions, updating them and turning them into unique collages by strategically incorporating his smaller drawings that he has transformed into stickers and affixed to the original works. He has also given the same treatment to vintage record album covers. He refers to the whole series as “Cross Contamination With Stickers.” The cross contamination of media, with drawing as the basis for both, offers an interesting dialogue between old and new, progress and tradition, and practice of form versus comic illustration.

“We are extremely thrilled to finally host a solo exhibition by artist Dominick Lombardi, said David Tanner, Albright’s dean of arts and cultural resources. “As a well-respected critic and writer, he has worked with us in the past, providing insightful written critiques that were published in our exhibition catalogues, most recently the solo exhibition by artist and faculty member Matthew Garrison. It is particularly interesting and meaningful to see Dominick’s own work in-person in the gallery this time.”

The gallery has published a free trifold with photos of Lombardi’s artwork and a critical essay by Joel Carreiro, and artist, writer and professor at Hunter College.

The Freedman Gallery‘s general hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free parking is available in the college’s main parking lot, on the corner of 13th and Bern streets.

Named a top national college by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, Albright College (founded 1856) is home to a diverse community of learners who cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Through learning experiences that engage a student’s creative and innovative capacities across all disciplines, both inside and outside of the classroom, an Albright College education guarantees that each student learns how to engage the world, understand the world, and is prepared to make an impact on a rapidly changing world. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright is home to undergraduate students, adult learners and graduate students.