Every handmade mark (whether names, phone numbers, drawings of eagles' heads, directions to someone's home, a prescription, a plea for the purchase of used flooring, or a phrenology diagram) on any scrap of paper or cardboard that Marc Dombrosky finds is salvaged and embroidered over with thread that most closely approximates the mark underneath it, in both line weight and color. Each successive found scrap expands (and complicates) the project. What may be a quiet walk from the bus stop to the convenience store is abruptly charged by a chance encounter with an emphatically scrawled rough draft for a first novel, wet and pockmarked from the asphalt.
Marc's work has been included in several national exhibitions including Skirting the Line, a group show of conceptual drawing organized by the Richard E. Peeler Art Gallery, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN; Release and Capture, group exhibition, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA; Marc Dombrosky at APEX, a solo exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and I Need to Tell You Something: The Lost Art of Letter Writing and Communication Today, group exhibition, Sun Valley Arts Center, Ketchum, ID. Marc has had two solo exhibitions at Platform. He currently teaches at Southwestern Michigan College (Dowagiac, MI), where he is Chair of the the Visual and Performing Arts Department.
Installation view from the 2014 exhibition Who Throws Their Sister to the Wolves Under the Bus?