Mark Bennett

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New York, NY 10021 (Home of William 'Uncle Bill' Davis), 2000
Suite of four etchings, ed. 14/20 / 17.5 x 22 .5 inches


Artist Biography

Mark Bennett's (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect's design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture.

For over a decade and a half, Bennett has been one of the most critically-acclaimed artists of the Mark Moore Gallery. Since his induction into the gallery in 1995, he has been included in over three dozen significant museum and group exhibitions, including those at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (D.C.), Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (CT), Walker Art Center (MN) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA). His work has been acquired for the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) and the Portland Art Museum (OR), among others. Earning reverence from both critics and collectors alike, Bennett has been coined a master of nostalgia and social evaluation, acting as "the most earnest of his generation of West Coast artists drawing on popular culture" (Grady T. Turner, Art in America).

For a full biography and curriculum vitae, please click the PDF download link below.

Exhibitions


"OPEN"

"OPEN"

Jan 8 – Feb 12, 2011

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett

Oct 15 – Nov 12, 2005

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett

Mar 13 – May 12, 2001

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett

Oct 30 – Dec 4, 1999


Selected Press

LA Magazine -

Art in America -

People Magazine -

New York Times - Currents - Mitchell Owens