2009 is “Year of the Wolfbat” for printmaster from Brooklyn
Quicker than a tiger at your jugular, Dennis McNett has a brief show in LA (Aug 8/9 at ThinkSpace) with some of his amazing friends from the Wild Kingdom. Sometimes known on the street as McMutt, if you have ever passed one of his ferocious creatures you know how starkly impressive they can be, full of movement and threat.
A professor of printmaking at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, in the past year his own gallery work has begun to pile up and layer the incisors to great effect. Recently at the Willoughby Windows installation on the street in downtown Brooklyn, McNett pulled ahead of the feral pack with a knarly and strident geometry of line and pattern – punching some of his existing icons by multiplying them in an unexpected and beautiful way.