This Saturday, August 16th, Dennis McNett, who was just in town building a giant buffalo sculpture for us at Outside Lands Music Festival, will be opening a solo show of prints and small works at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco. Don't miss it.
Dennis has been carving surly block prints for over 18 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80's skateboard & punk rock scene and Norse mythology, particularly the nordic half-god half-wolf Fenris. Mcnett's work ranges from masks, installations and sculptures to unique hand-carved wood cut pieces, traditional relief prints, and graphics. Participating in both the fine art and design worlds, Dennis has created series’ for Anti-Hero skateboards, designed shoes for Vans, filled the windows of Barneys, NY, and participated in the Deitch Artparade. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Juxtapoz magazine, Thrasher and Complex Magazine. He wants to live until he dies. Breathing is good.