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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. 

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.   

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.

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

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.