ARTSpeak Lecture: Artist Derick Melander

On Wednesday, March 11th 2020, 5-6:30pm, artist Derick Melander talks about his work in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre in FIT’s Pomerantz Center, 27th Street and 7th Avenue.
Derick Melander creates artwork that examines the intersection between global consumerism and the intimate connection we have with what we wear. He creates large, geometric sculptures from carefully folded and stacked second-hand clothing. Sorted by hue, color, value or intensity, the garments are arranged to create patterns and gradients in the form of columns, walls, and enclosures. 
Recently completed commissions include The Chapman Perelman Foundation, Eileen Fisher, and Diesel, and he has created special projects for Scope, Miami; The City of San Francisco; Columbia College, Chicago; and The City of New York. Melander’s work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally, including exhibitions at The University of Maryland; Starstreet Precinct, Hong Kong; the YIA Art Fair, Paris, France; de Warande in Turnhout, Belgium; Museum Rijswijk, The Hague, Netherlands; and The Solyanka Gallery in Moscow, Russia.

ARTSpeak Lecture: Artist Naudline Pierre in Conversation with Curator Legacy Russell

Artist Naudline Pierre converses with Curator Legacy Russell, 
Tuesday, March 3, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.
The central subject of Naudline Pierre’s paintings serves as an alter-ego, an unearthly representation rendered in a spectrum of colors. As the artist has stated about her work, she is “acknowledging the incredible history contained with my body and transferring it to a visual language co-opted from the dominant Western art historical canon.” Pierre is currently an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem until September 1, 2020. The works produced at the residency will be presented at MoMA PS1 in the summer of 2020.

Legacy Russell is a writer and curator. She is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her ongoing academic work and research focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual.  Her first book, Glitch Feminism, is forthcoming from Verso Books in Fall 2020.