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Farm on a Rooftop: Marc Dennis Joins Fellow Artist for Pig Roast Overlooking Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- On June 6, famous New York art collectors, Amy and John Phelan, invited more than 75 guests to join them for a Pig Roast on the rooftop of Brooklyn Grange in Queens, NY to indulge in a fine selection of exquisite wine, sparkling champagne and flavorful tequila while enjoying stunning views of the skyline of Manhattan. The fancy dinner menu, which included seven delicious whole-roasted pigs, was compiled by April Bloomfield, award-winning British born chef, holder of two Michelin stars, and owner of Manhattan restaurants; The Spotted Pig, The John Dory Oyster Bar and The Breslin.

The location was rather unusual, even for New York, a city that is known for its exclusive, innovative and constantly changing party spots: Amy's Pig Roast, an event she had bought at an Edible Schoolyard gala, took place at Brooklyn Grange, an urban farm that was built on the 43,000-square-foot roof of the Standard Motor Products building on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens. Welcomed with colorful cowboy hats and refreshing cocktails, guests were invited to dig in and pig out on the scrumptious meal Chef Bloomfield had prepared for the occasion. Amongst the guests were conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, painter and photographer Marilyn Minter, Israeli-born artist Nir Hod, sculptor Tom Sachs, pop artist Richard Phillips and hyper-realist painter Marc Dennis.

Looking at the meaty menu, Marc Dennis certainly was in his element: In the past, meat played a significant role in his creative process and emerged as a reoccurring motif in several of his paintings. "Tiny One," for example, features a small fluffy white dog lying on a pile of raw meat, while "I Got You" or "Just Because" depict carcasses hanging from metal racks in a meat locker. When asked about the motivation or inspiration behind his paintings during an interview at the opening of "Honey Bunny," his 2011 solo exhibition at Hasted Kraeutler in New York City, Dennis explained: "I am inspired by the juxtaposition of the dark and the beautiful. I always see the extremes in things -- guns, meat, skulls -- they all have a kind of beauty, a sexiness and certainly a grotesqueness."

Marc Dennis was born in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1969 as one of five sons. He graduated from Tyler School of Art with a B.F.A. and holds an M.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. Today, Dennis lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by Hasted Kraeutler in Manhattan. He is known for his hyper-realistic, strikingly detailed and slightly voyeuristic paintings of contemporary American culture combined with an underlying, intellectual symbolism. His works have been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami Houston and Seattle.

Marc Dennis website: http://www.marcdennis.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/marcdennis

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