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Born in Madrid, Dennis Hollingsworth marks the beginning of his art career with a visit to the Prado as a teenager. His interest in the work of Spaniard Francisco Goya lends itself to the title of this series of monoprints . The artist’s deep engagement with the materiality of paint and ink is reflected in the building up of layers of stretched ink—rolled, peeled, and transferred to lithographic plates or silkscreen, then to paper.
The series title (The Dog) derives from a late period of work by Goya, during a time when the dark consequences of contemporary political strife shaped the subject of his work, here finding resonance that strengthens in our own time. The artist’s use of spiny hemispheric paint forms resembling sea urchins, become here appliquéd images mounted to each print—figures of fragile hope—these monad-dogs float like bright, hopeful coronas of color in an inky cosmic atmospheres.
Hollingsworth received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University. His work is in major collections, including MOCA Los Angeles, CA, The Akron Museum, Akron OH, The Akzo Nobel Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and The Colección Riera Roura, Barcelona, Spain.
The prints are available for a limited time at a special price. Please see individual works for details.
Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions Ltd. was founded by Jean Robert Milant in 1970 as a gallery, publisher, and workshop exhibiting prints, painting, sculpture, performance, video, and new media. Now nearing its fiftieth year Cirrus continues to focus on the future, presenting a diverse roster of LA artists on the local and international stage through publishing, exhibition, and digital ventures.