fine art

METRO MONTAGE XIX: MARIETTA COBB MUSEUM OF ART


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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art: Marietta, Georgia

Metro Montage XIX  
July 13 - Sept 8, 2019

“Confrontation Friendly“ is currently showing in Metro Montage XIX. This juried exhibition featured works from contemporary fine art professionals whose works emphasize the diversity within our nation's culture. The Museum further aims to represents the caliber and breadth of work being created throughout the United States today, boasting an impressive array of artistic media, style and subject matter.

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.

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

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

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.