Last winter, my family made a hastily arranged trip to Rochester, Minnesota for reasons not to do with Art. However, I always try to visit local art galleries and museums and was pleased to learn about this artist who had a show at the Rochester Art Center:
My son took a series of cell phone pictures. This information appears at the RAC website:
ILLUMÍNAME (ENLIGHTEN ME)
In Ilumíname, Dominguez creates characters and scenarios influenced by childhood recollections of playing Lotería, a bingo-like traditional Mexican card game. The cards used in Lotería depict an outlandish collection of consequential characters from nature, mythology, and everyday objects. In this body of work, Dominguez begins to explore similarities between Lotería and other mystical cards, like the Tarot, and their ability to conjure and calculate fortune and misfortune. His drawings and paintings on found objects, like cardboard boxes and manila folders, effortlessly and authentically reveal the artist’s struggles with identity and faith.
José Dominguez lives and works in Winona, MN. His artistic practice spans drawing, typography, audio mixes, graphic stories and digital movies.
What an exciting talent!