At the Bakersfield Museum of Art, artist Dennis Hare is the subject of a retrospective curated by Vikki Cruz featuring 26 paintings and assemblages. Hare's oeuvre consists of a wide range of both figurative and representational works, some of which include discarded objects, tar, emulsions, and lacquers. An individualist who is careful to work outside the "rules," Hare aims for an art of deep feelings, which he hopes will inspire his viewers to develop their own inner dialogues in response to the work.
I recently interviewed Dennis Hare, and asked him about his background, artistic development and influences.
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