Denver-based artist Derrick Velasquez’s work is beautifully satisfying, and perhaps it’s simply a matter of combining layering strips of vinyl in such a way that they have a feather-like quality; a sizable heft and at the same time a pleasant weightlessness. His work examines the forces projected onto manufactured and industrially engineered materials. They read like cross-sections or slices of a whole, so that we are able to examine ourselves how the weight accumulates and is affected by gravity and tension. He tests an object’s flexibility and resilience to more of itself, and questions the way we physically interact with the manufactured structures of everyday life.
I’m excited to be able to include one of Velasquez’s pieces in an upcoming two-city group exhibition called Together With in mid-2017.
More work and information can be found at derrickvelasquez.com.
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