Art & Art History
Voices: Dave McKenzie
1240 West Harrison Street
Dave McKenzie s (born 1977) videos, sculptures, installations, and performances desire to make mundane objects and gestures relevant. Casting ordinary items, such as coffee mugs and souvenir statues, into extraordinary situations, McKenzie practices a form of pop conceptualism that results in new, often witty, interpretations of the everyday world around us.
McKenzie received a BFA in printmaking from University of the Arts, Philadephia and studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. His work has been included in the group exhibitions In Practice, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York; 24/7, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania; and Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, New York. He is the 2005 winner of the William H. Johnson Award and has had a solo exhibition at Gallery 400, Chicago. McKenzie lives and works in Brooklyn.