InLIght Nov. 2015 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond VA
PRAVAfest Feb. 2015 Washington DC w/ Sara Ludy, Michael Bell-Smith, Jonathan Monaghan, Milton Croissant III. Produced by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) + Materials & Methods.
2014 SECAC ARTIST’S FELLOWSHIP The committee chose Derek Larson's proposal “Composition, Color & Interactivity”, a study in color interactivity using eye-tracking technology with human subjects applying Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color and Henri Lefebvre’s Dialectical Materialism. Research gathered shows viewer preference via participant control, comparing composition and color choice of individuals through interactive software when shown animated, color abstractions.
The SECAC Fellowship committee was composed of faculty from Ringling School of Art and Design with a broad range of background and expertise.
Larson, Derek G. (2015). Composition, Color & Interactivity. PDF & Book
Nov 14 - Dec 20, 2014 Crosstown Arts 422 N. Cleveland Memphis, TN 38104
Curated by Miranda Lash, Speed Art Museum Tantric Wealth projections courtesy of New Orleans Museum of Art
Oct. 2015 Sella-Granata Gallery Univ. of Alabama
Approximate measurements in video referencing Mel Bochner's 1969 piece Measurement: Shadow. “The Measurements were about occupying real space and yet seeing it as an idea... you experience physical space and you experience a conception of that space. How can the two overlap? Where are the boundaries?” -Building a Language, Mel Bochner: 1973-1985
ADA Gallery Richmond VA July 3rd - 25th, 2015
SAF ALEPH (BETH)
Mulherin + Pollard 187 Chrystie New York NY Dec. 12 - Jan. 12
ADA Gallery 228 W Broad St. Richmond VA April 3 - April 28
In Hebrew the aleph is the first letter in the alphabet, in Greek it's alpha and in Arabic it's alif. Liber Aleph was written by Aleister Crowley as an origin story and The Aleph is a short story written by Jorge Luis Borges which described a point in space containing every other point in the universe. Saf Aleph is the title of a 1959 Morris Louis painting, an important transition from postwar expressionism to conceptualism by folding canvas as a method. The Aleph is the same doorway each of us uses everyday but for different reasons; it's made from the atoms of all dead things.
NURTUREart Brooklyn NY June 27 2014 (live shot stops at 9min.)
Patterns in paint and projected video on freestanding screens, with each piece communicating in morse code telling bad jokes and having bad posture. Morse code: "Three cannibals are eating a clown and one asks the others, 'does this taste funny to you?"
Hudgens Prize Exhibition 2013
Rebuilding the Temple Human Resources Los Angeles CA March 27, 7:30pm
Two puppets reach higher consciousness by reciting html code from the Transcendental Meditation website tm.org/