June 1, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Steven Derks’ exhibit, “Remnant Aluminum Sculpture,” is composed of constructivist inspired aluminum wall sculptures, which juxtapose the lyrical with the mechanical. Derks’ intention with this work is to make sculpture that represents fragments of industrial or mechanical apparatus. “I’m interested in the post-industrial aesthetic and the tension between regular geometries and irregularity.” The artwork is intended to suggest remnants of painted machines.
Steven Derks is a practicing full-time, self-taught artist focusing primarily in metal sculpture with an emphasis on as-is found object art, as well as a minor practice in non-objective painting and photography. His work can be found in numerous public, corporate, museum and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. His most notable showcases include a six-year exhibition in the Oval Office during the Clinton administration, and an ongoing residency exhibit at the University of Arizona Bio 2 in Oracle Az. He maintains a prolific studio practice that is influenced by such artists as Jim Dine and Sir Anthony Caro.
The show runs until July 5th, 2016 at Gallery 81435, located at 230 S Fir Street in Telluride, Colorado. Open daily from 12-6pm or by appointment.
Link to Artist Page