Derek Blancey & Willian Singer
Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to announce Raw, a two person show featuring artworks by Derek Blancey and William Singer
June 22, 2018 - July 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday June 22nd, 6 - ?pm
B. Downtown Reno, B.A. Philosophy, UC Berkeley 2004; B.A. Rhetoric, UC Berkeley, 2004; M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, Michigan 2010
I was born in Reno and studied Philosophy and Rhetoric at UC, Berkeley. After that I studied Human-Computer Interaction at Michigan. I am a UX Designer. I began making abstract paintings after grad school. (I tried to paint a horse in a field using yellow and brown oil paints when I was 25. I immediately threw it in the dumpster. I can still see it in my mind. It was the last time I attempted to make representational art. I wish I still had it.) Since 2010 I’ve been making abstract paintings on various surfaces, from canvas to trash, using various materials from acrylic to house paint. I make American Art. I use knives on all of my paintings, except for the watercolors. I normally paint at night while listening to hip hop.
William Singer, a native of Detroit Michigan, is a painter and visual artist. He received his MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and his BFA from the University of Michigan. Singer’s work has been included in group exhibitions throughout the US including Detroit, Savannah, New York, Cleveland, and Boulder. He has held residencies at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Art’s in New York City as well as Red Bull House of Art in Detroit Michigan. His most recent solo exhibition, “From the Depths Above,” was presented at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s 2017 deFINE Art, at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah Georgia. Singer currently lives and works in Boulder Colorado.
The series of screen print paintings in “Raw” play with a variety of portraits from my image archive that I have been exploring for a long period of time. They also represent a continuation of a recent interest in using methods of printing making as a means of painting, in this case using the screen and squeegee as a collaging brush. What results is a series of abstracted portraits on seemingly raw canvas, a cast of characters accentuated with abstracted color forms and a bit of restraint.