Derek G. Larson
March 3rd - April 13th
Artist Talk: March 3rd 4:30-5:30 Gowen Room
Opening Reception in Hartnett Gallery to follow
Lake Colors by Derek G. Larson is a low-lit, immersive installation extending contemporary painting practices with the introduction of digital technologies, lights, motors, animation and 3D modeling. A few of his pieces are self-illuminated with fluorescents and black lights installed on the paintings themselves while some others are animated projections on shaped screens that create the illusion of paintings in the process of drying as they drip for the viewer. The term Lake Colors refers to an early process used in creating pigments, particularly organic and unstable colors.
Derek G. Larson is an artist living and working in Georgia after receiving his MFA from the Yale School of Art. In his practice he combines digital media with painting, lights, motors, and projected animations on freestanding screens. Larson re-imagines austere philosophical ideals through the lens of consumer culture and the language of abstraction. He has participated in a number of national and international shows and residencies, with recent exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Union South Gallery 1308 (Madison), May Gallery (New Orleans) and Vox Populi (Philadelphia).