The Year of the Wolfbat Dawns on Philadelphia

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Dennis McNett’s psychedelic exhibition "Year of the Wolfbat" began in NY this June and has since trekked across the US stopping for exhibitions, artist talks and workshops along the way. What the f*** is a Wolfbat? Check out some images from the show to find out.

Dennis McNett hard at work on Wolfbats

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Did you see that wolfbat flying around last night? Yeah, they're pretty intense. Dennis McNett has been gard at work putting the finishing touches on his crazy installation for Year of the Wolfbat. Read More...  

Photos: Year Of The Wolfbat opening at Thinkspace

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 10, 2009
Dennis McNett took over Thinkspace Gallery with his crazy 'Wolfbats' this weekend in his show, Year of the Wolfbat. The name pretty much says it all.   Read More...  

"Year 1 Rewind" Book from Dirty Pilot

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 06, 2009
Year 1 Rewind presents the work of 15 of the artists that the cats over at Dirtypilot.com have showcased in its monthly online exhibition series during its inaugural year, beginning in May 2007. These works embrace a range of movements from graffiti, street and urban art to pop and outsider art. Featured artists include up-and-coming talents along with established artists, such as Chris “Daze” Ellis, Kime Buzzelli, Bravo Jet, Albert Reyes, Papermonster, Chris Stain, Ghost, Ewok 5MH, Cern YMI, Dennis McNett, Greg Gossel, Stephen Tompkins, Enrique Martinez, Justin Bua, Michael Krueger and Daniel Johnston. Year 1 Rewind is available for pre-order now.

Swimming Cities of Serenissima Benefit from Swoon

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 02, 2009
The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand-crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from Slovenia to Venice, Italy this May to crash the Venice Biennale. Two of the vessels navigated the Hudson river in 2008 and the project is descended from the Miss Rockaway Armada, which navigated the Mississippi River on junk rafts in 2006 and 2007. The vessels are made of found materials and run on recycled car engines and biodiesel. In order to provide continued funding for this incredible project, a benefit exhibition hosted by Glowlab will take place in New York City during Armory Show week, March 5 – 8, 2009. Participating artists include Swoon, Maya Hayuk, The London Police, Martha Cooper, Monica Canilao, Dennis McNett, Imminent Disaster, Eric White, Tod Seelie, Molly Crabapple, C. Damage, Elbow Toe and many more. This is an event anyone even close to the East Coast should try to swim out for, as The Swimming Cities will be sailing away soon after. More info on the project at swimmingcities.org

Swoon's Swimming Cities of Serenissima Benefit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from the Karst region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy in May of 2009. Designed by the visual artist SWOON, the floating sculptures are descendants of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea (Hudson River, 2008) and the Miss Rockaway Armada (Mississippi River, 2006 and 2007). SWOON's boats are inspired by dense urban cityscapes and thickly intertwined mangrove swamps from her Florida youth. The Swimming Cities of Serenissima are built from salvaged materials, including modified Mercedes car motors with long-tail propellers. The boats' crew is made up of 30 collaborating artists from the United States. In order to provide continued funding for this incredible project, a benefit exhibition hosted by Glowlab will take place in New York City during Armory Show week, March 5 – 8, 2009. Participating artists include Swoon, Maya Hayuk, The London Police, Martha Cooper, Monica Canilao, Dennis McNett, Imminent Disaster, Eric White, Tod Seelie, Molly Crabapple, C. Damage, Elbow Toe and many more. This is an event anyone even close to the East Coast should try to swim out for, as The Swimming Cities will be sailing away soon after. If you can’t make it out, Todd Chandler shot a film called FLOOD aboard the vessels of the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, which is currently in post-production. Peep a teaser clip from the film below and then snag more info on the project at swimmingcities.org    

ANIMALANIA is for Animal Lovers

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Everyone has a soft spot for furry creatures (and even some not so furry ones) so you’ll want to listen up when we tell you about a new show coming to New York’s Fuse Gallery. Titled ANIMALANIA, this is a show curated by photographer Aliya Naumoff, who has brought together a group of artists working in a range of disciplines from photography to sculpture with one common bond – a love of animals. Andy Kehoe, Ricky Powell (work shown above), Dennis Mcnett, Nick Zinner, Kenzo Minami, Danielle Levitt, Tim Barber (work below), Adam Wallacavage, Jeaneen Lund, Gordon Hull, AJ Fosik, Kenneth Cappello, Spike Jonze, Meryl Smith, Kristen Schaal, Hisham Bharoocha, Benjamin Bertocci, Scott Campbell, Derek Watson, Karen O, Robin Schwartz, and Ryan McGinley will all have works in this show. As if this great line-up weren’t reason enough to head over to Fuse, you should be happy to hear that all of the proceeds will go to benefit the ASPCA to help treat and care for animals in need. ANIMALANIA will open next Wednesday, February 18th, with a reception from 7 to 10 pm and remain on view thru March 14, 2009. More info at www.fusegallerynyc.com

"From the Streets of Brooklyn" Group Show in LA from NY

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 07, 2009
We’re so hyped on this show. From The Streets of Brooklyn is a wide survey of the many street and graffiti artists who call Brooklyn their home. Opening this Friday at Thinkspace, From The Streets of Brooklyn is a massive undertaking, curated by Andrew Michael Ford of Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn (duh.) From internationally renowned street artists such as Bast and Swoon to hardcore graf writers such as Kuma and Rate, this show features almost 50 artists (including AIKO, Dan Witz [work shown above] ELBOW-TOE, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Josh MacPhee, Maya Hayuk, and more) from every walk of street art and graf art life. Wheat pastes, stencils, murals, installs and (of course) tags and piece ups are all recognized and included in this incredible examination of what is currently going on and staying up in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. A photomontage by street art photographer Luna Park is included in the show as well as great installations in the gallery by Gaia with Rachel Lowing (front entry area) and Imminent Disaster (project room area). Also, be sure to check the area around the gallery for the incredible chalk shadows of Ellis G. dotting the sidewalks and enhancing the mundane city landscape, even if only until the next rain. Take a preview look at some of the works that will grace Thinkspace Gallery in From The Streets of Brooklyn, opening this Friday January 9th and get more info right over here…

"Titanium Expose" Group Show

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 20, 2008
Anthony Lister (NYC), Blek Le Rat (Paris), Buff Monster (LA), Chris Ryniak (LA), Damon Soule (Portland), Dennis McNett (NYC), Henry Lewis (SF), Julian Duron (NYC), Henry Gunderson (SF), Joshua Petker (LA), Mars (SF), Matt Furie (SF), Maya Hayuk (NYC), Mel Kadel (LA), and Ryan Christian (Chicago) will all grace Fecal Face Gallery in San Francisco in a group exhibit titled Titanium Expose. Opening tonight, November 20th, this show seems more like a grouping of platinum artists rather than titanium, but we'll overlook all that and simply head over to check it all out tonight. More info on Titanium Expose at fecalface.com/gallery

"Brooklyn Block Party" & "Junk Store"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Brooklyn Block Party, a group showing from Richard Mock, Swoon, David Ellis, Mike Houston, Martin Mazorra, Dennis McNett, Judith Supine, ElbowToe, Gaia, c.damage, and Imminent Disaster comes to Ad Hoc Art on Friday, December 12th, 2008. Brooklyn Block Party will showcase both wood and lino hand-cut original blocks (get it…Brooklyn Block Party) along with the prints pulled from each block created by these prolific artists. On top of all that, C215 (work shown) will grace the project room with his solo show, Junk Store. With so many sick artists in one place, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a spot more crackin’ on December 12th than Ad Hoc in Brooklyn, New York. Both Brooklyn Block Party and Junk Store run December 12th, 208 - January 4th, 2009. More at adhocart.org

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