Jul 18, 2016
Diana Lowenstein Gallery Showcases Daniel Domig in ‘To Seep and Bleed into the World’
Wynwood’s iconic Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to present To Seep and Bleed into the World, a solo exhibition of Canadian-born and Vienna-based artist Daniel Domig. The show runs through July 30, 2016 and is curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff, Diana Lowenstein Gallery’s curatorial advisor. This will be the first time that Domig’s work is being presented in Miami.
The title of the show is shared with a new installation that runs along and around the center wall of the gallery. The structure is made of individually colored wooden bars which are constructed into a hollow wall on which several paintings are hanging. The installation plays off the architecture of the space as well as reminding us of the stretchers behind the paintings themselves. As Domig’s beautifully obscure paintings have a tendency to escape into the blurriness of their own shapes and colors, the wooden construction becomes the anchor by stabilizing these hovering canvases.
All of the artist’s installations have always attempted to lay bare the experience of looking at art as well as the conditions needed for immersing oneself in it. They also serve to bridge the gap that is left when the paintings leave the uncertainties of the studio, and are placed within the sterile, white-box environment of the gallery.
Daniel Domig was born 1983 in Vancouver, Canada. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria from 2001-2006 and currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He has exhibited widely in both Europe and North America over the past decade. Amongst his solo and group shows: Das Stille Nachwort at Städtisches Museum Engen in Engen, Germany; Matter of a Burning Body at unttld contemporary in Vienna, Austria; The Heart is a prideful Beast at Warburton Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. In the artist’s own words: “There is no invention in painting, no true creation. There is an unfolding and unveiling of color and form. There is a reshaping of the raw and inanimate material of paint”.
To Seep and Bleed into the World solo exhibition is curated by Ombretta Agrò, an Italian-born and Miami-based freelance curator. Since her move to the US in 1998 she has curated solo and group shows in Europe, the US and Asia collaborating with museums, art festivals, commercial galleries and art fairs, as well as the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. She also contributes to various art publications and has written essays for several books and catalogues. After 15 years in New York, she moved to Miami 3 and half years ago, and currently collaborates with Diana Lowenstein Gallery as curatorial advisor for the gallery program and is managing the ARTSail Residency Program with the ArtCenter/South Florida. In 2013 she joined the Art in Public Places committee of Miami Beach and in April 2014 was elected to the board of IKT, the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators.