Cirrus Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of lithographs and monoprints by Dennis Hollingsworth. In 1998, he created a series of three lithographs called Hearts and Minds. Since then, he has explored the immediate and tactile process of lithographic monoprints employing both silk screening and collage. In his most recent series, The Dog, "monads" drift across the picture plane as Hollingsworth reflects on Goya's Black Paintings and the uncertainty of figure and of ground.
"The Dog is as simple as a figure in a field. The creature is a figure of fragile hope. The figures in these monoprints are ink jet avatars culled from the language of fracture. These spiny hemispheres of paint, resembling sea urchins, I call them monads, a name inspired by the author of Monadology, German philosopher, Gottfried Leibniz.
Thus, monads for this project, are my dogs."
-Dennis Hollingsworth, 2012, Los Angeles
Dennis Hollingsworth was born in Madrid, in 1956. He received his BA from California Polytechnic State University, and his MFA fromClaremont. He currently resides in New York.