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Derek Gores's avatar Derek Gores

Collage of recycled magazines, maps, data, handwritten notes, forgotten photographs, and more. I'm after a sensory experience, where the viewer reconstructs the big picture from afar, and then enjoys the teasing little details and surprising spaces upon closer inspection. Use of familiar materials such as magazines, usually considered disposable, encourages the audience to see things in a new context, with new possibilities. Each scrap I use brings its own history and sparks unique memories for each viewer- While I hook them with beauty and color, the longer view often reveals a deeper character. I especially enjoy hearing the audience describe the thoughts of the feminist heroine portrayed in the larger image. I like to capture the audience's descriptions of her thoughts in a log.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Collage on canvas
  • Width: 144 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 48 inches