108 x 72"
In David Amico's overscale painting Untitled, found objects are transformed within a new context. Tattered bed springs and aged wood pieces are affixed to a brightly hued canvas. The bedsprings' expansive and rhythmic grid-like pattern dominates and orders the surface, yet the work's "poetic logic" counts on the melding together of all of its distinct and textured layers. Amico would often search for random cast-offs discarded in the Skid Row streets that surrounded his studio and then incorporate them in his paintings. Amico’s work brings new function and synthesis to disparate elements with a previous sense of life and ordered place or function.
United States, b. 1951
`Gift of Barry A. Berkus and Family
AMICO, David and United States, b. 1951, “AMICO, David,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed November 29, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/2413.