Dennis McNett of Wolfbat Studios to participate in the Houston Art Car Parade
Famed New York artist Dennis McNett and his Wolfbats continue their migration across North America to Houston’s Art Car Parade on Saturday, May 12. Known for his mythical, larger-than-life creations, McNett has taken his love of printmaking and turned it into mobile, 3-D art pieces, which have included viking ships in both Philadelphia and Venice, Italy, as well as his Wolfbat Railway in both Omaha and New Orleans. Each piece was printed and built in its respective city, making it a unique piece for each event. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Houston Art Car Parade will mark McNett’s first venture into an official art car, as his previous mobile pieces were all man-powered. While in Houston, McNett will be assisted by printmakers at Burning Bones Press, where the car will be assembled.
There will be a couple opportunities to meet Dennis, hear him speak about his work, and even help him out! Take a look below:
Saturday May 5th
MASK WORKSHOP @ BURNING BONES PRESS- Come create your own awesome, amazing and original mask! Use it to walk in the Art Car Ball procession on May 10th, and in the Houston Art Car Parade on May 12th - both WITH Dennis McNett and his team. SERIOUSLY THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!
Wednesday May 9th
DENNIS McNETT ARTIST TALK @ THE ART CAR MUSEUM - Come listen to Dennis discuss his inspiration for creating his unbelievable pieces of art, and learn about how each piece he has done is built. It'll blow your mind!
We are so excited to see what he has in store for us!
Check out his recent project at the 2012 Vans Custom Culture in New Orleans
About Dennis McNett:
Dennis McNett was born in 1972 and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. He moved to New York in 2001. He has been carving surly block prints for over 18 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80’s skateboard and punk rock scene. His graphic aesthetic and love for narrative work has been translated in many ways.His work ranges from larger than life Viking ship performances/parades in Philly, resurrecting Nordic giants on West Broadway in Manhattan, Dragon slayings in Oklahoma, masks, installations and sculptures to unique hand-carved wood cut pieces, traditional relief prints, and graphics. Participatingin both the fine art and design worlds, Dennis has been fortunate enough to create series’ for Anti-Hero skateboards, design shoes for Vans, have work fill the windows of Barneys, NY, and participate in the Deitch Artparade. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Juxtapoz magazine, Thrasher and Complex Magazine. He wants to live until he dies. Breathing is good.