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"Mark Lombardi: Global Networks"
2004-01-17 until 2004-04-04
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA,
Mark Lombardi: Global Networks is a solo exhibition of the artist's large-scale drawings. Lombardi's work illustrates connections between political and corporate leaders, religious institutions and members of organized crime. Both intricate and monumental, the drawings are visual narratives of the complex networks through which capital circulates in a trans-national economy. George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, Australian bankers Frank Nugan and Michael Hand, Pat Robertson, Bill Clinton and Saudi Banker Khalid bin Mahfouz are some of the protagonists in these narratives, teaming up with prominent international corporations and banks to further their political and economic agendas.
A former librarian, Lombardi culled information from published sources, but made a point of stating that his study did not stem from primary research. Part of the 14,500 index cards upon which he recorded and noted this information will also be on display in the exhibition, as well as a documentary interview with the artist, who died in 2000. Curated by Robert Hobbs, organized and circulated by Independent Curators International, New York.
Mark Lombardi: Global Networks has been made possible by a generous gift from Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignon.