Monday, June 26, 2017

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. Coup d'Oeil. New Orleans. June 2017.

Here are some pics from my 'final(?)' show at Coup d'Oeil Art Consortium in New Orleans.

It was quite a surprise that so many ghosts decided not to come home with me.

Press Release (abbreviated): 
CHRIS DENNIS: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
A special exhibition presented by Coup d’Oeil Art Consortium, New Orleans
June 9th and 10th 2017.
Coup d’Oeil Art Consortium is pleased to welcome the return of Chris Dennis in June, for a special two day exhibition of paintings, spanning his exhibition history with the gallery.
Chris Dennis joined Coup while it was still in its infancy, back in 2009. In that time, he has participated in numerous group shows and salons at the gallery, featured at art fairs in Miami and New York, and presented three well received solo shows:  
*Any similarity to persons living or dead is entirely intentional (2009), detritus (2011) and Please Be Quiet, Please (2013).
New Orleans is a hard town to turn your back on, and when Chris left Louisiana in 2010 he left behind many belongings and a lot of paintings, leaving the door open for a possible return. But, after three years in Auckland (NZ) and three in Zürich (CH), Chris has settled with his family, in Berlin.
Chris has recently exhibited in group and solo shows across Europe and New Zealand including Auckland, Berlin, London, Brighton, Saint Gallen and Zürich. In 2016 he presented MOTIF/MOTIVE, (his most ambitious solo show to date), at the Jedlitschka Gallery in Zürich, Switzerland and in May 2017 he had a solo booth at the 25th anniversary of Huntenkunst in the Netherlands.
Please join us on the evening of Friday June 9th, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm and on Saturday June 10th from 10am -2pm. Chris will be in the gallery from early Friday morning, hanging the show. If you are unable to make the opening, please stop by anytime during the day to view the work, say hello or goodbye, and perhaps save him the trouble of putting a piece on the wall.