SCOPE Miami Beach 2016
Posted on November 28 2016
We are excited to be back at SCOPE for our 4th Miami Art Basel showing!
F E A T U R E D A R T I S T S
Leshko’s work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Dublin, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Delaware, Detroit, Indiana, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Houston, and Miami. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Dean Collection (NYC), the Hosner Collection (LA), West Collection (Philadelphia), and Iron State Development’s corporate collection (Hoboken), Urban Nation Museum (Berlin), and many private collections throughout the country.
Select recent press:
Hi-Fructose • Juxtapoz Magazine • Daily Mini Interview • Video Studio Visit, Directed by Patrick Flanagan • Urban Outfitters: Studio Visits • Curbed • Philebrity • Architizer • Philly.Curbed • VICE • Streets Dept • InLiquid • West Collection • Philadelphia International Airport • The Spaces • Cool Things • Fast Company • iGNANT • Dangerous Minds • Beautiful Decay • Design Blendz • Philadelphia Magazine • Flavorwire • CFYE • The Guardian
The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by implementing media and practices inherited from my relatives, both living and deceased, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism's skeletal remains.
The material out of which my work is composed acts as an alchemical conduit between the garment and the clothesline; it acknowledges the latter as a symbol of the ancestry and familiar bonds which have greatly informed my work. I wish to give the impression that a garment has disintegrated and reformed itself in the image of a tenacious animal's remains, representative of both the persistence of memory and the significance of cloth and thread in the realm of human experience.
McNett has over twenty years of experience specializing in woodcarving and wood block/relief printmaking. Using a V-notch chisel he creates rich surfaces and deep contours which have a living quality about them. While wood engraving itself has its roots in 2D applications, McNett transcends those limitations by using carved markings as the basis for relief prints which become collage materials. They are then used to bring to life grandiose, three-dimensional installations at museums, art centers, galleries, city streets and other diverse environments. Despite the scale, McNett always starts with patterns and lines and slowly builds upon them adding depth and complexity to his narratives.
Having shown internationally at spaces like The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and notable domestic spaces like the Jonathan LeVine Gallery and Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City, McNett has also contributed as a visiting artist/lecturer at Universities throughout the country in addition to receiving numerous residencies.
Heralded in the past by The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, NPR, Juxtapoz and other notable outlets, Dennis McNett - like any good storyteller - has plenty of twists and turns planned for the future.
Review, Artnews and American Craft Magazine, as well as on NJTV’s State Of the Arts. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three (count ‘em, three) children.
Luke O'Sullivan's work is part of the following permanent collections, as well as many additional individual collections:
• Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Print Collection
• Fidelity Investments, Smithfield RI, Corporate Collection
• Boston Public Library, Print Collection
• Art Institute of Boston, Print Collection
• Stock Restaurant LLC Collection
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