February Exhibition :: Dennis McNett

Dennis McNett, Black Witch Moth, Wood Carving

Dennis McNett, Black Witch Moth, Wood Carving

February Exhibition :: Dennis McNett
February 3 – February 28

First Friday Art Walk & Opening Reception:
February 3, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

About the Exhibition:
Drawing inspiration from fantasy, folklore, and pop culture, Dennis incorporates bold colors and patterns with refined linework that is inventive and respective of traditional techniques. With over twenty years of experience specializing in illustration, woodworking, and printmaking, Dennis always begins with patterns and lines, and then slowly builds upon them, continuing to add both depth and complexity to his narratives that are personal beliefs about the world.

About the Artist:
Dennis McNett graduated from Pratt Institute with an MFA in 2004, where he taught until 2012. He has shown internationally including The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Me Collection Museum in Berlin, MOHS Exhibition in Copenhagen, Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milano, and nationally including The Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, Museum of Print History in Houston, Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City, and the Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Dennis has been interviewed and featured by the New York Times, Juxtapoz Magazine, NPR, The Houston Chronicle, and other notable sources. He has also contributed as a visiting artist/lecturer at over thirty universities, colleges, and art centers such as RISD, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, Mexic-Arte Museum, Universidad De Monterrey in Monterrey, and the John Michelle Kohler Art Center. Aside from showing and contributing to fine art institutions, his work has filled the window displays of Barney’s in New York City, has been displayed on dozens of Antihero skateboards, and can be found on murals and streets in places such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Richmond.

Dennis has traveled from his home in Virginia to be the 2023 Visiting Artist and Scholar in Teaching in Printmaking at Southern Oregon University’s Center for the Visual Arts. You can see his work in Pushing the Press: Contemporary Printers Redefining the Medium, this spring at the Schneider Museum of Art.