CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY | RICHESON 75: FIGURE AND PORTRAIT EXHIBITION


  Confrontation Friendly   mixed media drawing on hand toned paper | 19” x 25”

Confrontation Friendly

mixed media drawing on hand toned paper | 19” x 25”

Richeson Gallery: Kimberly, Wisconsin 
October 25 - December 9, 2018

‘Confrontation Friendly’ was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Richeson75: Figure and Portrait Competition. This national exhibition was juried by Jan Miranda Smith, who selected a group of contemporary portraits that capturing both vivid and dynamic representations of individuals while simultaneously exhibiting technical expertise and draftsmanship. This is a must see exhibition for those in the greater Milwaukee region, as the Richeson Gallery remains open to the public during normal business hours.

Visit the link at Richeson Gallery for additional exhibition information or to view the current online gallery.

METRO MONTAGE XVIII: MARIETTA COBB MUSEUM OF ART


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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art: Marietta, Georgia

Metro Montage XVIII  
July 7 - Sept 9, 2018

As a featured work, 'Unveiled' was recently awarded the second place show award in Metro Montage XVIII.  This juried exhibition selected works from contemporary fine art professionals that showcase the diversity within our nation's culture and aims to represents the caliber and breadth of work being created throughout the United States today.  An impressive array of artistic genres, medium, style, subject matter, concept, and techniques were highlighted.

METRO MONTAGE XVIII: MARIETTA COBB MUSEUM OF ART


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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art: Marietta, Georgia

Metro Montage XVIII  
July 7 - Sept 9, 2018

'The Watcher' Portrait Study of Geoffrey Holder is currently on exhibit at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.  The installation was impeccable throughout both floors of the museum, to include an impressive permanent collection in the upper galleries. The Museum will show Metro Montage until early September.

MONMOUTH MUSEUM | MAIN GALLERY: DOES IT MATCH THE COUCH - A JURIED EXPLORATION OF COLOR


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Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

Does It Match the Couch?  A Juried Exploration of Color  
June 1 - Sept 2, 2018 

To match or not to match, that is the question! There are varying answers, viewpoints and even more questions surrounding that age old query.  Should you buy a piece of art because it will compliment your décor or because you like it?  Is it taboo to commission an artist to create an artwork to compliment the color scheme of a room? How do interior designers select art for the spaces they design? How does color theory play a role in the creation of art?  How does the color palette of a space reflect your mood?

"Pewter Chair" a custom silkscreen on leather designed and constructed in collaboration with Edmund Derrick, is part of this summer exhibition, coupled with select illustrations from the popular "In Similar Fashion'" series.

The collection of illustrations are available for purchase in a complete hard cover edition. Visit the prints page to preview.


 

DRAWN 2018: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY DRAWING


 MANIFEST Gallery: Cincinnati, Ohio

MANIFEST Gallery: Cincinnati, Ohio

Both works the 'Midnight Draftsman' and 'Natalie in Profile' are seen along side these exceptional drawings in the 2018 DRAWN: International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, held at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center. 

Special thanks to the jurors, Manifest staff and director Jason Franz for including my works in this years exhibition.  This is a must see gallery for anyone in the greater Cincinnati area, currently showcasing a distinctly unique array of contemporary drawing approaches.  The exhibition closes on May 18. 

RARE GLIMPSE: A COLLECTION OF WORKS ON PAPER


 Freehold Art Gallery: Freehold, NJ

Freehold Art Gallery: Freehold, NJ

Featured within an intimate exhibition space in the heart of downtown Freehold, New Jersey, Rare Glimpse: A Collection of Works on Paper, was received with a tremendous response.  An eventful month bustling with visitors, it was a pleasure to converse with everyone in attendance at last months reception. Special thanks to the many friends, family and collectors for their support.

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MAIN STREET ARTS: SMALL WORKS | A NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION


 Main Street Arts Gallery: Clifton Springs, NY

Main Street Arts Gallery: Clifton Springs, NY

In Tune: Ayana in profile is currently on display at Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, New York.  This group exhibition showcases a national roster of artists with varied specialties. This impressive small works installation will remain on display until January 2018.   

RICHESON 75 INTERNATIONAL | FIGURE AND PORTRAIT EXHIBITION 2017


 Richeson Gallery: Kimberly, WI

Richeson Gallery: Kimberly, WI

A true gem in the heart of Wisconsin's Fox Valley, The Jack Richeson Gallery is holding the Richeson75 International, currently exhibiting an impressive collection of works by a roster of contemporary realists working in both figure and portrait.  It was a pleasure to be included with this years finalists and converse with the participating artists, wonderful staff and owners during the reception event.  The show will remain open to the public until December 9, 2017.

MONMOUTH MUSEUM | JURIED WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION


 Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

The Golden Scandal is currently featured in The Monmouth Museum's Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Traditional to Modern.  

Duplicity cloaked in eroticism, a well-executed plan in high stakes operations.  Alluring in her every movement, reptilian markings camouflage a prominent stiletto designed to directly penetrate.

- R. Derrick

Using a combination of self-directed photography, life observation and archived source materials,  The Golden Scandal was intended to personify fashionable accessory beyond narrative still life.  After a series of successful color studies were executed, the desired proportions were drawn freehand onto a final piece of hot pressed watercolor paper.  Delicate graphite contours were refined to set the framework for a multi-layering technique of gouache, ink and aquarelle pencil.

MONTSERRAT GALLERY | INSPIRED VIEWS: GROUP EXHIBITION


 Monserrat Gallery: Beverly, Massachusetts

Monserrat Gallery: Beverly, Massachusetts

It was a privilege to meet Juror, Ethan Berry, also Senior Seminar Coordinator and Professor of Fine Arts at Montserrat College of Art.  I was honored to be acknowledged in his statement during the reception event and further selected for a Jurors Prize among an impressive roster of studio art professionals.

Entitled "At Attention," this work conveys a sense of emergence, and was completed in connection with a more comprehensive portrait in oil. The softer modeling within the anatomy contrasts a firmer demeanor, as the subject asserts herself within an atmospheric space. Portrayed in a classical composition, her natural posture couples the literal military elements while complimenting the absolute strengths of women in the arts.

- R. Derrick

MONMOUTH MUSEUM - NILSON GALLERY | MEMBERS MINIATURES: BIG ART IN SMALL PACKAGES


 Monmouth Museum - Nilson Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

Monmouth Museum - Nilson Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

The Monmouth Museum exhibits a diverse collection of small works in their Members Miniature: Big Art in Small Packages, opening. All works will be on display in the Nilson Gallery until March 12, 2017.

A miniature portrait with a grand persona, “Center Stage” spotlights the authentic talent and confidence of natural performers. Poised and direct, the subject engages her audience with little more than a gaze, as she emerges through the overhead lighting to reveal her presence. Using a combination of self directed photography and observational sketches, this portrait was directly executed onto a toned sketch book page. A soft application of graphite powder provided the base structure and underdrawing for the built up of carbon and graphite pencils. Selected areas were further heightened with white charcoal.

- R. Derrick

THE LOVE AFFAIR | WORK IN PROGRESS


 R. Derrick  |  studio

R. Derrick  |  studio

Translating his illustrative subject matter into a larger format works on linen, Derrick develops an underpainting for his newest still life entitled, The Love Affair.

Delving into the concept of fashionable accessory as narrative still life, this painting is intended to reflect the provocative nature of mankind through an alluring exchange of eroticism between inanimate objects.  The interplay between my objects suggests far more than a balance in dominance, as the delicate struggle for control is interwoven within subject matter emblematic of the sexes.

- R. Derrick

MONMOUTH MUSEUM | MAIN GALLERY: JURIED PORTRAIT EXHIBITION


 Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

Monmouth Museum - Main Gallery: Lincroft, New Jersey

The Monmouth Museum showcased a roster of both national and international artists, as they selected a diverse array of works for their 2015 Juried Portrait Exhibition. The main gallery hosted a truly eventful evening, as the opening reception featured a wonderful collection of mixed media fine art works, paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures.  Derrick's drawing entitled The Inner Child, features an exquisite model rendered in charcoal and poised in innocence.

This group exhibition will remain on display until November 20, 2015.

HALL OF GOVERNORS, ALBANY NY | GOVERNOR DAVID A. PATERSON: PORTRAIT COMMISSION


R. Derrick: New York State Capital Building

Working on site at the New York State Capital building in Albany, Derrick inspects the previously applied varnish for the unveiling ceremony.  A final varnish layer was added to Governor David Paterson's portrait, as the painting now hangs on permanent display within the Hall of Governors.

CARNEGIE HALL | NEW YORK CITY


 center:  Geoffrey Holder  |  right to left:  Roger Derrick, Franklin West and Edmund Derrick 

Honorary guest Geoffrey Holder, accompanied to the Black Stars of the Great White Way, Broadway Reunion held at Carnegie Hall on June 23.  This one night celebration paid homage to the history of African American work on broadway, honoring industry pioneers through an evening of memorable performances.  

Derrick is currently woking a posthumous portrait of his dear friend and mentor Geoffrey.