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My Scorpio I, 2016–2022, 1970s Husqvarna motocross bikes, aluminum, Canadian maple syrup, cattails, ceramic, cling wrap, construction adhesive, deep-fried batter, epoxy, phosphorescent acrylic, railroad spikes, shellac, steel, stockfish, urinal cake, 88H x 72W x 24D inches

Study For Brother as La Pulcinella, 2016–2020, Acrylic polymer emulsion, aluminum, artificial tooth, butterfly wings, ceramic, copper leaf, epoxy, fiber drum, glitter, gold leaf, hardware, loose-leaf binder clip, mascarpone, medicated itch powder, milk paint, nail polish, oil-based paint, pigment, plastic wrap, pomade, shag fabric, silicone, starch, stool, Tang drink mix, thread spools, TruckNutz, variegated leaf, wood, 47.5H x 14.5W x 28D inches

Heel III (Annie), 2021, Glass, hexactinellid, pigment, shed snake skin, silicone, 4.5H x 4.25W x 16D inches

Cannoli (Medusa with a potato), 2015–2021, 24 karat gold, 1930s Czechoslovakian glass beads, acrylic paint, acrylic polymer emulsion, aluminum, cable ties, ceramic, epoxy, eyeshadow, hair ties, Megan Murphy Martinez’s hair, Northeast Fast-Dry tennis court surface, plastic wrap, shellac, silicon, sparklers, steel coat hangers, Tang drink mix, tuna fin, 24H x 7W x 6.75D inches

My Mon Calamari V, 2015–2021, Acrylic paint, aluminum, arborio rice, artificial hog hoof, cable ties, cattails, ceramic, Christmas bell, deep-fried batter, deer leg, Dior lipstick, epoxy, glitter, hardware, hosiery, Northeastern Fast-Dry tennis court surface, oil-based clay, permanent ink, pomade, pigment, reactive metallic paint, rope, silicone, shellac, sticky note, Tang drink mix, tennis balls, wax, 35.5H x 17W x 11D inches

My Immaculate Conception I, 2013–2021
, 24 karat gold, acrylic paint, brass, bricks, cattails, ceramic, cod fish dog treats, deep-fried batter, epoxy, eyeshadow, goatskin cockring, hosiery, Instapak Quick foam, Kudu horn, lichen, Megan Murphy Martinez’s hair, mesh polypropylene, Murano glass, nail polish, Northeast Fast-Dry tennis court surface, phosphorescent acrylic, plastic bags, plastic wrap, pomade, ribbon, shellac, silicone, sparklers, spitballs (acrylic polymer emulsion, saliva, toilet paper, pigment), table base, Tang drink mix, tennis balls, tomato cage, urinal cake, water caltrop, 74H x 24W x 95D inches



Brooklyn Rail, Daniel Giordano: Love From Vicki Island, William Corwin, March 2023

Art Spiel, The Agreement: Chromatic Presences – Funky and Formal at Zurcher, Saul Ostrow, May 2022

Sculpture Magazine, Material Instincts: A Conversation with Daniel Giordano, Jonathan Goodman, May/June 2021



Self-Portrait as the Bugiardo, 2020–2021, Deer fur, durum wheat, epoxy, lucky rabbit’s feet, masonry drill bit, Northeastern Fast-Dry tennis court surface, permanent ink, pomade, silicone, shellac, thread, upholstery foam, vinyl, 9H x 8W x 13.5D inches

The Dog Who Ate The Birthday Cake

A surrealist in his works and a showman by temperament, Giordano’s larger-than-life personality shines through his iconoclastic chimera-like assemblages, which are informed by his Italian-American heritage and his upbringing in Newburgh. His psychedelic sculptures—comprised of tennis balls, pizzelles, jet skis, urinal cakes, and an array of found objects salvaged from the banks of the Hudson River—evoke hallucinatory visions of post-industrial mecha-creatures with provocative sexual undertones, all wrapped in biting sarcasm. Often coating his work with resins, epoxies, and shellac—his “ambrosia”—the mercurial artist blurs contours and colors that lend his sculptures a sense of urgency, as if hastily rescued from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.


Visitor Center is delighted to present "The Dog Who Ate The Birthday Cake," a radically intimate dialogue exhibition showcasing works by Daniel Giordano and Karlos Cárcamo. Both Hudson Valley-based, Giordano and Cárcamo invite viewers into a mesmerizing realm of visual juxtaposition where Giordano's breathtaking iconoclastic chimera-like assemblages harmoniously intertwine with Cárcamo's seemingly serene yet complex "Kase" painting series. Although at first glance their style may appear distinct and conflicting, Giordano and Cárcamo are both multidisciplinary artists whose work touches on themes that incorporate high and low cultural references, art history, and urban culture.
Giordano and Cárcamo's contributions to the exhibition showcase their profound artistic visions and their ability to challenge conventional boundaries.

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