Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. 1981-2.
I separate and transfer in order to connect and understand. I join ideas and information in order to explore meanings and associations. Painting maps ideas together to create another way of seeing the moment. Combining images makes new information if the images were words. My goal is to bring remote elements to the surface of each painting; highlighting sections in a larger text. I tie current histories and personal events together and create a new type of dialogue.
Dennison has exhibited throughout the United States as well as England. His work is included in the collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington and Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon as well as other private and public collections.
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Patrice Connelly, NEW CITY, February 2, 2009
D.K. Row, THE OREGONIAN, August 15, 2000
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