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08.12.2011

 

Hasted Kraeutler : Honey Bunny by Marc Dennis once upon a time and contemporary painting by Pierre Gonnord

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' are hyper-realistic stills with some rather unsettling details thrown in the mix. The rabbit is most likely a nod to the related sculpture by the grand master of playful provocation, Jeff Koons. However, this series focuses on weapons – mostly surrounded by jewellery, cocktails with little umbrellas, gems, lingerie.

In our humble opinion, a quite distinct play on the erotic association between woman and weapon. But not any old lady, it's got to be an upper class old bag, who sleeps on silk, inhales pure Whiskey and at the same time applies some toxic nail polish onto flawless toenails.

In the words of the gallery: ‘Marc Dennis paints hyper-realistic and strikingly detailed paintings addressing notions of subversive desire, pleasure, and beauty. The artist lures us into the spectacle of subtly staged and slightly voyeuristic worlds of contemporary American culture.

Interested in the transformative possibilities of familiar iconic images, such as guns, meat, jewelry, and assorted material possessions, Dennis explores the charged subjects of decadence, death, power, and sexuality.’

The New York gallery presents paintings by Pierre Gonnord. A first preview of which can be found on the gallery's website.


Hasted Kraeutler
537 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
hastedkraeutler.com

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery

Marc Dennis' 'Honey Bunny' at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery