Derick Melander creates clothing sculptures that explore the intersection between global consumerism and the intimate relationship we have with what we wear.
Recent commissions include projects for The Chapman Perelman Foundation, Eileen Fisher, Diesel and Swire Properties, Hong Kong.
The Making of “A Cloud Reveals the Moon”, 2018
I'm excited to be kicking off two projects with FIT this spring. I'll be presenting a visiting artist lecture and working as an artist in residence. I'll tell you how I came to focus on second-hand clothing, I'll review key projects and I'll share some entertaining case studies.
Really happy to be providing space to this dynamic, young group of artists. The final blow-out of my Jackson Heights pop-up studio will feature music, performance, dance, theatre..
Clothing assemblages wrapped on panels (OK, maybe there is a wig in the first one!). Also, ideas for outdoor sculptures that explore the idea of marking, directing, instructing... but lacking meaning.