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After the life for the most part (g)

After the life for the most part (g), 2014 - Derek Sullivan


about this work

Derek Sullivan employs formal and textual elements drawing upon overlapping histories of modernist design, abstraction and conceptual art to unsettle notions of meaning and authorship. In his series After the life for the most part, he combines covers of vintage paperback novels, exhibition posters and postcards on monochrome backgrounds, playing with the aesthethic of modernist design.

about Derek Sullivan

° 1976, Richmond Hill (CA) – lives and works in Toronto (CA)

Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works and installation to question familiar forms and genres, often to examine the links between one discipline and the next. Sullivan cross-pollinates the visual aesthetic of modernist design and geometric abstraction with the forms and strategies of conceptual art to create a cacophony of messages and inter-work refractions. Books and the act of reading have consistently been central to Sullivan's practice.

(courtesy of Canadian Art)

Derek Sullivan’s recent solo exhibitions include venues such as KIOSK, Ghent; The Power Plant, Toronto; and White Columns, New York. Group shows include Gagosian Gallery, New York; Casino Luxembourg Contemporain; , Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Swiss Institute, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; MOCCA, Toronto; and Kunsthalle Wien.

Derek Sullivan is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Emmanuel Herve, Paris  

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal  

Tatjana Pieters, Ghent  

Susan Hobbs, Torontop  

You can also discover more news about Derek Sullivan on his own website

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