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Looking both biological and man-made, Lerner's lyrical, fictional landscapes meander across the paper, growing outward as layer upon layer is applied. They depict a co-mingling of human-made and natural systems and the tensions between those forces reflecting Lerner's conflicted feelings about his own role and impact on our environment, "…while in many ways my work is a reaction to over-consumption and environmental politics…” These in-bewteen or non-places are grey areas, places not clearly one thing or the other, and open to interpretations. These are spaces of uncertainty or intermediacy offering a visual representation of these tensions through an unsettled shifting perspective. Lerner writes, “There is an in-between space where viewers can get a feeling, some type of emotional response, idea, thought, or lingering-mood that they may not completely understand but sticks with them in the back of their minds seeping into consciousness or dreams. I’d like this work to live in an in-between space to be revisited over time.”

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Enjoy the first of three installments of our new Studio Visit series with New York-based artist Derek Lerner to learn more about Derek's history, process and where his work is headed in the future!

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Current Feature

Featured Artist

Derek Lerner

Jan 1 – Jan 31, 2019
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Studio Visit

Studio Visit: Derek Lerner

Jan 1 – Jan 31, 2019
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We are pleased to announce the release of CACHE, an ongoing anthology series of limited edition artist books by Derek Lerner.

CACHE2 New Release

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