"From Under the Brim"
The River Centre Gallery -
5679 S. Main St.
WTOL video of opening
Toledo Blade interview
City Paper Interview
Paintings in the show
Creative Native interview with Dave Wisniewski
|The Toledo Blade
Read article by Tahree Lane
Toledo Blade Photos
"Gumption and Gunpowder"
Exhibition of my work at the Sisson Gallery
Henry Ford Community College
Mackenzie Fine Arts Center
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Alumni Magazine, Spring 2011
Toledo Alumni Magazine Video interview
Toledo Alumni Magazine
American Gallery, December 2010
Space 237, Spring 2010
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
Chelsea, New York, August 2009
2009 Chelsea International Fine Arts Competition, NY
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
Find your Inner Cowboy Exhibition
November 2008, held over thru
Me and my wife, Sally.
WTOL Interview with Chrys Peterson, November 08
Watch the Interview
Robert, Jerry, Me and Chrys
Sur St. Clair Gallery, August 2008
inToledo Magazine Exhibition
Me and Johnny Ginger goofing off.
Interview, June 08
Dennis Hicks, "That's Fer'nough", Me
Artomatic, Mar 2006
Center for the Visual Arts
Student Art League juried Exhibition 1996
The Recycled Statement Exhibition 1995
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