FLAG POST: Derek Chan
December 16th, 2016 to January 19th, 2016
Opening Reception: December 16th, 2016. 6pm-9pm
Spectre Arts, Durham, NC
Tether Projects is pleased to announce the second installment of the public art exhibition, FLAG POST. We are happy to have Sante Fe based artist Derek Chan’s flag on view to the public.
Derek Chan is an artist based in Santa Fe. His work explores the interrelationship of symbols that are tied to cultural mythology, spiritual beliefs, and the power of supernatural phenomena. While working primarily in painting, his projects have also included elements of performance, installation, and animation. Derek employs these strategies as a means to share forgotten and under-told stories.
Derek was born in Berkeley, California. He received a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Participating as a Monastic-monk, Derek worked in collaboration with Chicago artist and urban planner Theaster Gates, for Gates’ contribution to the 2010 Whitney Biennial. His work has been exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Carrie Secrist Gallery, the Roswell Museum and Art Center, David Richard Gallery and the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe among others. In 2013, Derek participated in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program.
Tether Projects is a curatorial collaboration between Rusty Shackleford and Julie Rudder. With a nod to the Chicago and NYC based project Temporary Allegiance, by Philip Von Zweck, FLAG POST is a rotating show of artist-made flags. Inspired by the broad use and display of flags from decorative to political and from personal to institutional, FLAG POST flags will fly for their own purposes.
Image: Present, 2013, cut paper on amate paper, 96 x 48 inches
(photo credit: Clare Britt)