web site gallery: dennisgordonartwork.com
for giclees – dennisartist.imagekind.com
2019 Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland, MI
2019 Martha’s Vineyard Drawing Prize, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2012-2020 Ann Arbor Womens Artists varied locations, multiple awards
2014 Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Brea, CA
2010-2016 Docent Art Show, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
1980 Studies in Black and White, Copley Art Society, Boston, MA
1976 -2019 Ongoing art workshops and classes at Community Centers and Colleges
1976 BFA Printmaking, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Artistic pursuits have been with drawing, both pencil and pen and ink, pastel and watercolor. Experimenting with pan pastel and pen and ink combinations led to begin an exploration into combining woodcuts with background images created either with pan pastel, or with rolled on printmaking relief inks.
Recent discovery of a local source for laser etching has led to a long, and far from finished learning path of image manipulation software and how to create an image that etches into wood in a way that allows for an exciting woodcut print. These woodcut images are often combined with pan pastel or relief inks to form the completed woodcut print.
I see art as a way to express something, versus just represent something and feel that art should evoke some sort of emotion in the viewer. I am fascinated by even ordinary things like looking up at trees, or looking at shadows playing across the ground.