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FREEFORM 5 / CURATED BY D. DOMINICK LOMBARDI / ELGA WIMMER PCC, NEW YORK / OCTOBER 7-NOVEMBER 18, 2017 / REVIEW BY DAVID GIBSON

Idiosyncrasy is the hallmark of the creative individual, who not only refuses to be limited by critical bias or historical convention, but remains devoted to the idea that drove them in the first place, no matter where it first originated. One can see in the artists of Free Form Five, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, a dedication to the rigor of their craft. One is easily drawn toward their individual aesthetic world views, which ina group format, proves a strong impulse constantly evading easy definition. Each of the artists participating in this exhibition has a long established practice of maintaining a level of order that evolves their vision and simultaneously critiques a main convention of art. New histories emerge from their work to qualify and inform future generations.


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