Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Delayed by familiar tribulations, Coup relaunches with the farewell exhibit: 

Coup d’oeil Art Consortium is pleased to welcome the return of Chris Dennis in June for a special two day exhibition of paintings, spanning his exhibition history with the gallery.
All works are available for purchase and due to the time frame, Coup is willing to offer these works at a heavily discounted price in the hope Chris can lighten his load and raise enough funds to ship the remainder of his families’ belongings to Berlin.

Chris Dennis joined Coup while it was still in its infancy, back in 2009. In that time he participated in numerous group shows and salons at the gallery, was featured at art fairs in Miami and New York, and presented three well received solo shows: *Any similarity to persons living or dead is entirely intentional (2009), detritus (2011) and Please Be Quiet, Please (2013).

New Orleans is a hard town to turn your back on, and when Chris left Louisiana in 2010 he left behind many belongings and a lot of paintings, leaving the door open for a possible return. 
But after three years in Auckland, New Zealand and three in Zürich, Switzerland, Chris has settled with his family in Berlin where his wife now holds a position at the University of Potsdam. He now maintains a studio in the building that was once the center for espionage development for the East-German Ministry of State Security.

Recently, Chris has exhibited in group and solo shows across Europe and New Zealand including Auckland, Berlin, London, Brighton, Saint Gallen and Zürich. In 2016 he presented MOTIF/MOTIVE, (his most ambitious solo show to date), at the Jedlitschka Gallery in Zürich, Switzerland and in May 2017 he had a solo booth at the 25th anniversary of the Huntenkunst in the Netherlands. 

Please join us on the evening of Friday June 9th, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm and on Saturday June 10th from 10am -2pm. Chris will be in the gallery from early Friday morning hanging the show, so if you are unable to make the opening, please stop by anytime during the day to view the work, say hello or goodbye, and perhaps save him the trouble of putting a piece on the wall. 

A pdf catalogue is available by request from the artist ( at, or by contacting the gallery. Chris is eager for his work to find a home and will consider any offers to do so, giving the most favorable terms to the larger works which obviously are more expensive to ship.

For further questions, enquiries, or to reserve an artwork please contact Chris or the gallery.