Thinking along the line of blogging it pointed towards the issue of a very contemporary comparison between architectural structures and gesturing surfaces – re-evoked through the earlier published article on the artist Lombardi (villagevoive 12/2003), which interestingly enough seemed to reflect the inherent ambivalence and swarming connectivity as well within his drawings as equally in this review on the exhibition.
Only connect: a detail from one of Lombardi’s creations
They go on to say, apropos of architecture itself, “Superficies, whether woven, pigmented, glazed, plastered, or carved, receive and are formed from contingent gesture. Skins express gorgeous corporeal transience. Ornament is the decoration of mortality.” In Mark Lombardi’s work we have just such an expression of the smothering abundance of ornamental information.