MANUAL TRANSMISSION moves into Second Gear with Memory Palaces, a solo show of new work by Derek Meier. Integrating painting and collage techniques, Meier’s beautiful and visually compelling works are a rich feast of color and texture, often including pared down geometric forms and symbology that suggest an urban landscape, while remaining unpredictable and hard to pin down. Meier’s unselfconscious, experimental approach involves an immediacy of layered applications and subsequent evaluative removal, creating a composition and style uniquely his own and wholly contemporary.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
Show runs June 28 through July 16.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION is Red Garage Studio’s summertime series of monthly exhibitions and participatory events. Curated by Allison Ruby, each show features guest artists showing new work in the garage and gardens. The idea of these shows is not to simply exhibit work, but to use art as a catalyst for conversation and community connection.
For full details, including hours and location, go to www.redgaragestudio.com
About the artist:
Derek Meier grew up always making marks, which eventually translated into a BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Painting from the University of South Dakota. His work has been widely exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally, including shows in Los Angles, Brooklyn, Germany, England, and Queensland, Australia. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, he is Visual Arts Coordinator for Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, an art center for adult artists with disabilities, and also works as an Art Outreach Teacher through Artistry, whose arts programming serves many outlying communities where arts education and courses are severely lacking. In both positions Meier’s focus is in on cultivating art and community in marginalized communities.
Image: Derek Meier, Points of Contact