Denniston's most recent series of figurative still-lifes explore themes of anonymity, isolation, and escapism through bold use of color, contrast and luminosity. These elements serve as a stylistic departure for Denniston that contribute a sense of intensity and vulnerability both strange and familiar.
Denniston began his masked “Anonymity” paintings in late 2019, just months prior to news of the approaching global pandemic. As the virus took root and life began to alter and change, his work started to gradually reflect the developing sense of cultural anxiety. Synthetic Luminosity investigates the concept of a saturated shared experience of life that is universal while totally personal.
The Columbus College of Art & Design
2015 Angela Meleca Gallery
Exhibition: January 8 - February 21
2014 Art for Life
Ohio Historical Building
"Lucky number seven"
2013 Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show
State Library of Ohio
2012 Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show
The Columbus Metropolitan Library
2011 Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show
2010 Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show
Recipient of "Presidents Award"
Juror: Ron Puzzutti
2009 Ohio Art League Fall Juried Show
2003 Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show
Recipient of "Mary Lou Chess Memorial Award"
"Mysterious Uncle Bill"
2015 614 Magazine
Chris Gaitten "Who's the woman in the red dress?"
2015 Columbus Alive
Jesse Tigges "David Denniston's latest series represents big changes"
2013 CityScene Magazine
Garth Bishop "Power to the people"
2013 400 W Rich Website
Matthew Barnes "400 Artist Spotlight"
2010 Columbus Dispatch
Nancy Gilson "Strong showing"
2008 German Village Gazette
Garth Bishop "German Village Art Crawl"