Dennis Hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

precession by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

Precession

8,500 USD

strange loops by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

Strange Loops

6,000 USD

i have been yours all along by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

I Have Been Yours All Along, 2008

15,000 USD

uncharted and even more boundless by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

uncharted and even more boundless, 2008

15,000 USD

t = r x f by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

t = r x f, 2008

15,000 USD

illuminated in a celestial glow by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

Illuminated in a celestial glow, 2008

6,000 USD

big luis by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

Big Luis, 2008

6,000 USD

always be the hunter, never the rabbit by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

Always be the hunter, never the rabbit, 2008

6,000 USD

the law of the guerrillas by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

The Law of the Guerrillas, 2008

6,000 USD

the best of all foxes by dennis hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth

The Best of All Foxes, 2007

Price on Request

Friday, April 18, 2008Saturday, May 24, 2008


Los Angeles, CA USA

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18, 6 – 8 p.m.

Michael Kohn Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Dennis Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth’s paintings feature layers of paint, textured to form patterns in various directions. From delicate consistencies to mounds of paint, his “action paintings” are a constant exploration of the physicality of his chosen medium.

While Hollingsworth continuously references Abstract Expressionism, he abandons the characteristics of the modernist approach to painting for treating the medium as a constructive material. In his earlier work, Hollingsworth would shear sheets of paint off of the canvas using custom made tools and knives. In his recent practice, the paintings have gotten larger and more abstract, adding sculptural daubs using specially made tools and knives. Hollingsworth paints alla prima, a historical painting technique that involves a “wet on wet” application to canvas which works against the drying time, creating an unpredictable approach and a seemingly chaotic array of color.

Dennis Hollingsworth received his M.F.A. at Claremont Graduate School in 1991. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe and the U.S. Solo exhibitions include Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2007); Miguel Marcos Gallery, Madrid (2006); Nicole Klagsbrun, New York (2006); Galerie André Buchmann, Berlin (2005); Galerie Mark Muller, Zurich (2004); and Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles (2003). Recent group exhibitions include Some Paintings… curated by Doug Harvey, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA (2008); Flowing, Pulsing, Beating, Burning, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA (2008); Paper Bombs, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles (2007); and Quirky, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (2007).