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Between Immanence and Trancendance

October, 2013 - "Between Immanence and Transcendence" is one of two new works included in the show "Debris Field", at Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle. It is curated by Lisa Dahl who I met 10 years ago at Record Club. She played the bands Dogbowl and Milkweed.

When my father died in 2011, I asked my mother if I could have his clothing. I then asked my remaining family members to contribute garments toward the creation of a sculpture. Everything was sorted from light to dark, sewn end-to-end, folded one foot wide and tightly rolled. It is approximately four feet tall and is free standing.

Between Immanence and Trancendance

January, 2012 - This piece is entitled "The Painful Spectacle of Finding Oneself". It was included in "Textility", an exhibition at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and was curated by Mary Birminham and Joanne Mattera.

It was originally created for a solo show at The University of Maryland, curated by Jackie Milad. Details on that exhibition can be seen on my Tumblr blog.

Drift, 2011

March, 2011 - A commission for the exhibition "Zero Waste", at A & D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. It was curated by Arti Sandhu. This image is of the proposal sketch. For more images, see my Tumblr blog.


February 6, 2010 - As part of the Friends Seminary "Peace Week" celebration, I worked with parents and students to create an 8 x 8 foot clothing sculpture.

After a month, most of the clothing was sent to Haiti to support the relief effort.


September, 2009 - Into The Fold: a monumental sculpture made from 3,615 pounds of second-hand clothing.  Made in 1 day with over 20 volunteers, the resulting piece was a 5 x 7 foot cube made in 4 sections.

Why 3,615 pounds?  That's the amount of textile waste created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes. 

Clothing for the event was loaned by the textile recycling company, Wearable Collections.

© Derick Melander, 2015
Both Videos by Adam Kaufman