Artwork by Dennis Barraclough Featured in International Exhibition
Volume II Issue 3
Wesden Series (acrylic on canvas)
A painting by Professor of Art Dennis Barraclough is being exhibited in the Luciano Benetton Collection in Venice, Italy.
Barraclough’s painting, Wesden Series (acrylic on canvas), is part of the event of the Venice Biennale, running August 21 - October 21 at Fondazione Querini Stampalia. The exhibition includes small canvases from Australia, Korea, India, Japan, and the U.S., including the new painting by Barraclough, who is also a Buffalo Arts Studio resident artist.
The exhibition, Luciano Benetton Collection: Imago Mundi, runs through October 27, as a Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
Barraclough’s work is being presented with over 1,000 other paintings from contemporary artists commissioned and collected by Benetton on his travels around the world since 2008. Established and emerging artists from various countries over five continents have been engaged to create artwork for the Collection, whose only limitation is the 10 x 12 cm format on which all of the works appear.
Imago Mundi is a cultural, democratic, and global project that looks to the new frontiers of art – personalities, countries, emerging languages, and different cultures – to foster openness towards the world and promote the coexistence of expressive diversity.
Barraclough, a University at Buffalo graduate, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Michigan. He joined the Daemen Art Department as a faculty member in 1970.