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DANIEL T. GAITOR-LOMACK

The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio

Night Gallery is proud to present The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, a solo exhibition by Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack. This is the artist’s first solo presentation at the gallery, following a 2020 performance at Night Gallery and participation in the group exhibitions Grey Garden and MAJEURE FORCE

 

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Mozey Whoazy (Guardians of the Afro Fantasy), 2018

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Mozey Whoazy (Guardians of the Afro Fantasy), 2018

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Wings of Ice; Taxiarch, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Wings of Ice; Taxiarch, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Tell-A-Lie-Vision, 2019

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Tell-A-Lie-Vision, 2019

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In The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, Gaitor-Lomack leverages found materials and abstract gestures to give rise to new activations of memory, possibility, and personal connection. The works in the exhibition were conceived in various European and North American cities, a multifacetedness that illustrates Gaitor-Lomack’s creative independence and omnipresence as an artist. The show’s title, in part, gestures toward the histories imbued in any given object, elevating its status to that of a holy relic. A self-described polymath, Gaitor-Lomack himself is the “Don,” who channels his ability to work in a wide range of modes into compelling sculptures and paintings. 

 

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Corpus #1, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Corpus #1, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Corpus #3, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Corpus #3, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Corpus #2, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Corpus #2, 2022

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Not unlike spirituality, there are many roads that lead to Gaitor-Lomack’s work; a thoughtful balance between improvisation and consideration allows for each work to be both autobiographical and broadly germane. Just as our relationship with the divine—that which is placed under the umbrella of “having faith” for some, and invokes religious devotion for others—may shift with time, Gaitor-Lomack conceives of his practice as a fluid response to internal and external phenomena. The artist’s found materials, inscribed with cultural connotations and markers of their own pasts, are altered to enter a new phase of existence. In this sense, the works on view are objects of rebirth, arising from myriad forms of sacred guidance and lived experience. 

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Magic Man (Deus), 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Magic Man (Deus), 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

 

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Unarmed, 2016-2022

 

Judeo-Christian symbolism appears throughout the exhibition. Mozey Whoazy (Guardians of the Afro Fantasy), 2018, a sculpture with a mop as a head, stands with arms outstretched. The fabric swathed over the figure is reminiscent of church choir regalia, creating a prophetic aura. Elsewhere, icy pops are incorporated into assemblages Gaitor-Lomack refers to as “charged bricolage:” a wall frieze depicting the Last Supper is overlaid with tubes of unfrozen popsicles, partially obscuring the iconic image with horizontal lines of artificial color. Wooden crosses have been given a similar treatment, and the passing of late afternoon light through the melted juice has the effect of stained glass. The found iconography that permeates this body of work seems to come to the artist at the right moments—less through divine intervention than through an openness to chance and a reverence for serendipity. Time itself becomes a medium. 

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Time to Reign, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Time to Reign, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Time to Reign, detail, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Time to Reign, detail, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio, installation view, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Sweet Sin, 2016

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Sweet Sin, 2016

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Gaitor-Lomack understands himself as a conduit for the work’s becoming. Though bound to time and place, the pieces constantly evade dogma or rigid categorization. We may approach this exhibition as a dialectic of continuous actions, wherein artist and artwork similarly evolve with the world around them. The Many Spirit Don; Opera di Dio attests to the generative capacities of art, and the presence of everything in everything else. 

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Chair for a Powerful Painter, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Chair for a Powerful Painter, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, detail, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, 2022

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Test Tube, 2022

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack (b. 1988, Neptune, NJ) has presented solo exhibitions at Lyles & King, New York; Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York; and Maple St. Construct, Omaha. His work has been featured in recent group shows at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Public Gallery, London; James Cohan Gallery, New York; Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles; Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn; HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, Los Angeles; PPOW Gallery, New York; and Outono Projects, Los Angeles, among others. Gaitor-Lomack is the recipient of the NXTHVN Studio Fellowship and a Rema Hort Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. His work and performances have been written about in publications including Artforum, Hyperallergic, Artillery, the Los Angeles Times, Autre Magazine, and Art Industry News

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Mozey Whoazy (Guardians of the Afro Fantasy), 2018
mop head, acrylic, rusted chain, hanging planter, horned halo, deflated life vest, abstracted bed sheet, headboard on coat rack with rainbow sticker
96 x 57 x 16 in (243.8 x 144.8 x 40.6 cm)
DTGL028

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Tell-A-Lie-Vision, 2019
smashed programming, ball, leather belt, Marcus Garvey flyer, juice jug, charcoal, VHS tapes
20 x 31 x 34 in (50.8 x 78.7 x 86.4 cm)
DTGL037

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Wings of Ice; Taxiarch, 2022
The evils in the world wanna do a brother wrong, So I strike like Saint Michael’s sword it’s the God.
31 x 25 x 3 in (78.7 x 63.5 x 7.6 cm)
DTGL027

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Corpus #1, 2022
cherry, green apple, grape, piña colada, blue raspberry on yellow Alaskan cedar
120 x 60 x 2 1/2 in (304.8 x 152. 4 x 6.4 cm)
DTGL031

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Corpus #2, 2022
strawberry, piña colada, lemon, orange on walnut
120 x 60 x 2 1/2 in (304.8 x 152.4 x 6.4 cm)
DTGL032

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Corpus #3, 2022
lime, blue raspberry, green apple on marine grade plywood
120 x 60 x 2 1/2 in (304.8 x 152.4 x 6.4 cm)
DTGL033

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Magic Man (Deus), 2022
stained wood staircase, red leather steppers, white and gold cables, coat hook, hair, top hat
84 x 66 1/4 x 20 1/2 in (213.4 x 168.3 x 52.1 cm)
DTGL038

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Unarmed, 2016-2022
antique chair, plastic cover, mesh drape, luger bullets
40 x 36 x 23 in (101.6 x 91.4 x 58.4 cm)
DTGL034

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Time to Reign, 2022
broken clock, deflated rubber basketball, torched yellow rain poncho, umbrella handle
47 x 32 x 9 in (119.4 x 81.3 x 22.9 cm)
DTGL043
 

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Sweet Sin, 2016
mop heads, acrylic, broken wood chair, fabric
47 x 23 x 19 in (119.4 x 58.4 x 48.3 cm)
DTGL030

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Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Chair for a Powerful Painter, 2022
screws, Black American Express card, plastic wrap, plastic/wooden chair
32 x 17 1/2 x 19 in (81.3 x 44.5 x 48.3 cm)
DTGL029

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Test Tube, 2022
reclaimed stripped electrical tubing
115 x 206 x 13 in (292.1 x 523.2 x 33 cm)
DTGL044

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Mozey Whoazy (Guardians of the Afro Fantasy), 2018
mop head, acrylic, rusted chain, hanging planter, horned halo, deflated life vest, abstracted bed sheet, headboard on coat rack with rainbow sticker
96 x 57 x 16 in (243.8 x 144.8 x 40.6 cm)
DTGL028

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Tell-A-Lie-Vision, 2019
smashed programming, ball, leather belt, Marcus Garvey flyer, juice jug, charcoal, VHS tapes
20 x 31 x 34 in (50.8 x 78.7 x 86.4 cm)
DTGL037

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Wings of Ice; Taxiarch, 2022
The evils in the world wanna do a brother wrong, So I strike like Saint Michael’s sword it’s the God.
31 x 25 x 3 in (78.7 x 63.5 x 7.6 cm)
DTGL027

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Corpus #1, 2022
cherry, green apple, grape, piña colada, blue raspberry on yellow Alaskan cedar
120 x 60 x 2 1/2 in (304.8 x 152. 4 x 6.4 cm)
DTGL031

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Corpus #2, 2022
strawberry, piña colada, lemon, orange on walnut
120 x 60 x 2 1/2 in (304.8 x 152.4 x 6.4 cm)
DTGL032

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Corpus #3, 2022
lime, blue raspberry, green apple on marine grade plywood
120 x 60 x 2 1/2 in (304.8 x 152.4 x 6.4 cm)
DTGL033

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Magic Man (Deus), 2022
stained wood staircase, red leather steppers, white and gold cables, coat hook, hair, top hat
84 x 66 1/4 x 20 1/2 in (213.4 x 168.3 x 52.1 cm)
DTGL038

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Unarmed, 2016-2022
antique chair, plastic cover, mesh drape, luger bullets
40 x 36 x 23 in (101.6 x 91.4 x 58.4 cm)
DTGL034

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Time to Reign, 2022
broken clock, deflated rubber basketball, torched yellow rain poncho, umbrella handle
47 x 32 x 9 in (119.4 x 81.3 x 22.9 cm)
DTGL043
 

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Sweet Sin, 2016
mop heads, acrylic, broken wood chair, fabric
47 x 23 x 19 in (119.4 x 58.4 x 48.3 cm)
DTGL030

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Chair for a Powerful Painter, 2022
screws, Black American Express card, plastic wrap, plastic/wooden chair
32 x 17 1/2 x 19 in (81.3 x 44.5 x 48.3 cm)
DTGL029

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack

Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Test Tube, 2022
reclaimed stripped electrical tubing
115 x 206 x 13 in (292.1 x 523.2 x 33 cm)
DTGL044