Derek Weisberg’s NYC studio

A lot of my community efforts in the Oakland scene were inspired by this guy – artist Derek Weisberg. As cofounder of Boontling (one of the original Art Murmur galleries), Derek – then 21, now 27 – imagined a hang out spot and a network of creative types in an atmosphere that was casual and the opposite of what most people think of as the snooty gallery scene. It worked, it caught fire, the rest is history. Derek moved to New York last year and we miss him a lot. For those who know and love his sculpture, rest assured that he pushes on with his stylized figuratism, pushing his unique emotional renderings in a new yet strikingly consistent direction. I visited him and snapped a few pics of his new work, here displayed with discreet permission, he likes to play it close to the hip.

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