• 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.