Mark Bennett

Back

Images

New York, NY 10021 (Home of William 'Uncle Bill' Davis), 2000
Suite of four etchings, ed. 14/20 / 17.5 x 22 .5 inches

New York, NY 10021 (Home of George and Louise Jefferson), 2000
Suite of four etchings, ed. 14/20 / 17.5 x 22.5 inches

New York, NY 10021 (Home of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo), 2000
Suite of four etchings, ed. 14/20 / 17.5 x 22.5 inches

Home of Dr. Richard Kimble (The Fugitive), 1999 / ink on graph vellum / 24 x 36 inches

DETAIL: Home of Dr. Richard Kimble (The Fugitive), 1999 / ink on graph vellum
24 x 36 inches

Home of Bruce Wayne & Dick Grayson, 1997 / Lithograph on Coventry Paper, edition of 50
32 x 48.25 inches

Home of Fred and Wilma Flintstone, 1997 / lithograph on Rives BFK paper
24.25 x 36.25 inches

Home of Dr. Frasier Crane, 1997 / lithograph on coventry paper / 33 x 48 inches

Town of Mayberry, 1997 / lithograph on Rives BFK paper / 24.25 x 36.25 inches

Home of Mary Richards, 1995 / lithograph on Rives BFK paper / 24.25 x 36.25 inches

Home of Darrin & Samantha Stevens, 1995 / lithograph on Rives BFK paper
24.25 x 36.25 inches

Biography

Mark Bennett's (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect's design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture. Since his induction into the gallery in 1995, Bennett has been included in over three dozen significant museum and group exhibitions, including those at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (D.C.), Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (CT), Walker Art Center (MN) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA). His work has been acquired for the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC), West Collection (PA), and the Portland Art Museum (OR), among others. Earning reverence from both critics and collectors alike, Bennett has been coined a master of nostalgia and social evaluation, acting as "the most earnest of his generation of West Coast artists drawing on popular culture" (Grady T. Turner, Art in America). For a full biography and curriculum vitae, please click the PDF download link below.