Watch This SPACE is currently hosting American artist, Derusha for a month-long residency in the gallery. Derusha is known for a unique technique using bubble wrap as a print form and also painting on bubble wrap and cutting through it as a sculptural form. Derusha is from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and lived in Alice Springs for about 8 years from 1994.
Derusha welcomes visitors to the gallery to see her works in progress and impromptu studio. Derusha says, “Alice Springs is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it’s the people that really draw me here.” Visitors can drop in anytime but the artist welcomes you to stop in for a visit during gallery hours Wednesday – Friday 12-5pm and Saturdays 10-2pm. Derusha says she misses the friendly drop in that’s is so much a part of community in Alice Springs. See more of Derusha’s fantastic work via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8kozyNyFS0
This is the second time that Derusha has exhibited at Watch This SPACE, the first was in 1994 when the artist exhibited her paintings, “The Road”. Derusha currently shows her work at gf contemporary on the infamous Canyon Road, SantaFe, USA.
Derusha’s work ‘Green wrap’ (detail), 2011 is pictured.
8 June – 1 July 2012
- Watch This Space, 4/9 George Crescent