Saturday, April 20, 2013

Chris Dennis Art - Website Overhaul.

I have finally given my site a long overdue update and overall cleanup.
There are eight 'new' (to the site anyway) pieces on the painting page with larger, hopefully better, thumbnails.

I have also given the pieces in my current show in New Orleans their own page.
PLEASE BE QUIET PLEASE is at Coup d'Oeil until May 18th.

Chris Dennis. Please be quiet please #21 (detail).

I hope to add some installation and opening shots as soon as I get them.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

For the Love of Cows

For the love of Cows - Luke Hollingworth   (photo Peter Robins)
(photo Peter Robins)


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New solo show in the US: please be quiet please - paintings by chris dennis, words by lauren capone

paintings  by CHRIS DENNIS words by LAUREN CAPONE

APRIL 13 – MAY 18 2013

Reception, Saturday April 13th. 3-6pm (Reading by Lauren Capone at 4.30pm)

Please be quiet, please. (Named after Raymond Carver’s first short story collection) is Chris’ third solo show at Coup and sees a further distillation of his long standing preoccupations with surface and texture. His recognizable Therianthropes are still present, but are overpowered by forces flowing out and over these small panels against a backdrop of surprising colour.
In his own words: “There are a lot of things I don’t say, shouldn’t say. Things I don’t want to hear.
These are some of those things”.

Adding another dimension to the show, Chris is delighted that New Orleans poet, Lauren Capone has agreed to provide a series of ‘responses’ to the work.  They will presented in the gallery alongside the paintings and included in a forthcoming publication.

“Something squirms to loose itself of me,
a thing not to say, I wish I wouldn’t have said,

mouths agape, as though telling.
Tell me:

And the stuff enters a soul.”

from “Symmetry of a Purge”

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