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"From Under the Brim"
The River Centre Gallery - April 1-30
5679 S. Main St.
Sylvania, Ohio

WTOL video of opening night

Toledo Blade interview

City Paper Interview

Paintings in the show

Photos
 

Toledo.com
May 2015

Creative Native interview with Dave Wisniewski

 
The Toledo Blade
March 2013

Read article by Tahree Lane

Toledo Blade Photos
 

"Gumption and Gunpowder"
October 2011
Exhibition of my work at the Sisson Gallery
Henry Ford Community College
Mackenzie Fine Arts Center


Click for scrollable panorama.
 


Toledo Alumni Magazine, Spring 2011

Toledo Alumni Magazine Video interview

Toledo Alumni Magazine Article
 


American Gallery, December 2010
Video

 


Space 237, Spring 2010


"The Showdown"

Space 237 was packed to the rafters, and exhibited the brilliant works of artist Dave Wisniewski whose big, bold paintings of cowboys and old west “saloon types” feature squinting eyes that follow you around the room. Men in particular love his art and imagine it hanging in their “man caves” or offices and several women were commenting about what a perfect gift the art makes for a home theater. The artist’s work is featured across the country and you can also catch him as the featured artist at The Serafino Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio’s "Little Italy” if you happen to be going there any time soon. Along with Wisniewski’s art, Space 237 also featured the sculpture of Travis Sanderson, works by Melanie Harris and amazing creations by many other artists. Space 237’s spring exhibition, “Yesterday & Today” is an excellent and complicated show, from the first floor to the fourth. This review focuses on the work that opens the show. The first floor features art filtered through corporal sensations and organic sensibilities. Dave Wisniewski’s two-panel “The Showdown” greets visitors as they enter the exhibition space. His large portraits of cowboys are just part of his unique sensibility. Beyond its Wild West motifs, Wisniewski’s paintings navigate challenging terrain. The painter (who is legally blind) creates oversized and charmingly cartoonish images partly in response to his compromised vision. The ambiguity of a diminished sense also show up in his portraits’ clouded and shadowy eyes. At what are they looking? Beyond the dozen or so excellent portraits on display—many textured with additives, like birdseed, sawdust and sand—Wisniewski presents a landscape of a big sky Main Street that rewards a close viewing.


Marti, Rodney and me.
 


Sur St. Clair Gallery, September 2009


 

Visual art and the visually impaired
Cotemporary Fine Art News and Advice from Agora Gallery


Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, August 2009

2009 Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition, NY

Agora Photos


Agora Blog




Angela Di Bello, Agora Gallery Director, and Me.

"Dave Wisniewski’s portraits of Western Americana display all the grit and savvy of lawmen and other characters from those bygone days. Rustlers, hustlers, and sheriffs stare deadpan, eyes as sharp as a hawk peering from the shadows of wide brim hats. Each portrait shows Wisniewski exploring the personalities who inhabited this rough-and-tumble time period. His style is both realistic and whimsical, highly textured and created in acrylic and oils. Dave Wisniewski paints a devilishly fun series of works, one that explores and celebrates this rich slice of American history" - Agora Gallery, 2009

 


Adrian College,
March 2009

Heritage Room in Shipman Library March 2009


Lecturing the Art Students
 


American Gallery
December 2008
Find your Inner Cowboy Exhibition
November 2008, held over thru

Me and my wife, Sally.
 



WTOL Interview with Chrys Peterson, November 08
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Robert, Jerry, Me and Chrys
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Sur St. Clair Gallery, August 2008

inToledo Magazine Exhibition

Me and Johnny Ginger goofing off.
 


inToledo Magazine Interview, June 08

Dennis Hicks, "That's Fer'nough", Me
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Artomatic, Mar 2006
 

Center for the Visual Arts
Student Art League juried Exhibition 1996
The Recycled Statement Exhibition 1995

Toledo Blade
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