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Derek Whitehead: Figuring the Human
Sat 30 April - Sun 12 JuneFREE
This selection of works from over twenty-five years of creative practice is a series of meditations on the human form, drawn from observation and imagination.
Derek Whitehead’s work moves between the representational and the abstract and is governed by personal feeling or inclination. He tends to work spontaneously, striving to reach a stage where knowledge and artistic training leave off, making way for deeper processes to come through. In this sense his works are intuitive visualizations.
Whitehead’s desire is to evoke some of the more mysterious qualities of the human being for a viewer’s reflective sensory experience.
An Orange Regional Gallery exhibition.
IMAGE: Derek Whitehead, The Questioning, 2005, oil on canvas, 106 x 92cm. Photo: John Daly.
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