A Monk Texting: Marc Mitchell & Derek LarsonAugust 28 - October 17, 2015
A Monk Texting is a collection of paintings, sculptures and projected animations by Derek Larson and Marc Mitchell. Inspired by Philip Guston’s ‘Painting, Smoking, Eating,’ Larson and Mitchell kept daily records of their activities as rules for creating new work. The details (how many steps were taken in a day, calories burned, hours spent on the internet, hours slept, etc.) were logged and tracked with fitness and sleep apps. With their studios 900 miles apart, the project became an ascetic/aesthetic exchange of data and a devout practice to communicate with someone not present.
Derek G. Larson received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and has participated in a number of national and international exhibitions and residencies. He’s had recent shows in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, and Copenhagen. His work combines paint, lights and motors with animated projections and shaped screens. In 2013 he published an online exhibit with Boston’s Big Red & Shiny and was a finalist for the Hudgens Prize in Atlanta. In 2014 he received the SECAC Fellowship, his work was featured in the summer issue of New American Paintings, and he received the David Bermant Foundation Fellowship. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, NY Arts Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rhizome and The Boston Globe.
Marc Mitchell received his MFA from Boston University and has participated in a number of exhibitions throughout the United States at institutions such as G.A.S.P Gallery, Boston; Denise Bibro Gallery, New York; University of Wisconsin, Madison; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; and Laconia Gallery, Boston. Over the past 5 years, he has mounted exhibitions that feature artists such as Josef Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Emmet Gowin, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Longo, Allan McCollum, Richard Misrach, Thomas Nozkowski, Fred Sandback, and many others. In 2014 his work was selected for New American Paintings #112 featuring artists from the South. Mitchell is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and the Director of Exhibitions at the University of Arkansas.
Sept 18, Oct 28, Nov 20, and Dec 18, 2015 - 9 pm
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 | 2:00 - 5:00pm