Exhibition

Dennis Gallagher: 2004 Exhibition

Press Release

During the month of May, Rena Bransten Gallery will present an exhibition of new sculptures by Bay Area artist Dennis Gallagher.

Using clay and monochromatic glazes, Gallagher's new works utilize geometric blocks stacked to create an unnerving balance between the elements, chunky bench-link slabs that appear to be ruins in the lanscape, and vertical arrangements that read as figures on stages or pedestals. The scored, gouged, and roughly glazed surfaces of his works offer additional visual interest and contrast nicely with the cool elegance of the large forms. Architectural elements such as freeway intersections, construction zones, and archeological sites have influenced his work. In referring to these architectonic forms, he has found the ceramic medium very compatible; it can be both a building material and a surface texture for the completed forms.

Gallagher his completed commissions in both the private and public sectors of the Bay Area and the Napa Valley, including a large-scale public installation at Junifer Corporation in Sunnyvale, California. His works are included in the collection of The Crocker Art Museum in sacramento, The Fresno Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Rene di Rosa Preserve in Napa, and The Runnymede Sculpture Park in Woodside, among others. His most recent exhibit was a the Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court in 2003.

During the month of May, Rena Bransten Gallery will present an exhibition of new sculptures by Bay Area artist Dennis Gallagher.

Using clay and monochromatic glazes, Gallagher's new works utilize geometric blocks stacked to create an unnerving balance between the elements, chunky bench-link slabs that appear to be ruins in the lanscape, and vertical arrangements that read as figures on stages or pedestals. The scored, gouged, and roughly glazed surfaces of his works offer additional visual interest and contrast nicely with the cool elegance of the large forms. Architectural elements such as freeway intersections, construction zones, and archeological sites have influenced his work. In referring to these architectonic forms, he has found the ceramic medium very compatible; it can be both a building material and a surface texture for the completed forms.

Gallagher his completed commissions in both the private and public sectors of the Bay Area and the Napa Valley, including a large-scale public installation at Junifer Corporation in Sunnyvale, California. His works are included in the collection of The Crocker Art Museum in sacramento, The Fresno Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Rene di Rosa Preserve in Napa, and The Runnymede Sculpture Park in Woodside, among others. His most recent exhibit was a the Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court in 2003.

During the month of May, Rena Bransten Gallery will present an exhibition of new sculptures by Bay Area artist Dennis Gallagher.

Using clay and monochromatic glazes, Gallagher's new works utilize geometric blocks stacked to create an unnerving balance between the elements, chunky bench-link slabs that appear to be ruins in the lanscape, and vertical arrangements that read as figures on stages or pedestals. The scored, gouged, and roughly glazed surfaces of his works offer additional visual interest and contrast nicely with the cool elegance of the large forms. Architectural elements such as freeway intersections, construction zones, and archeological sites have influenced his work. In referring to these architectonic forms, he has found the ceramic medium very compatible; it can be both a building material and a surface texture for the completed forms.

Gallagher his completed commissions in both the private and public sectors of the Bay Area and the Napa Valley, including a large-scale public installation at Junifer Corporation in Sunnyvale, California. His works are included in the collection of The Crocker Art Museum in sacramento, The Fresno Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Rene di Rosa Preserve in Napa, and The Runnymede Sculpture Park in Woodside, among others. His most recent exhibit was a the Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court in 2003.

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