Derek Larson


Seattle’s Crawl Space has welcomed artist Derek Larson as this year’s Studio Intensive Residency Artist. Larson has created a new exhibition titled Liquid Crystal, which will be on view through July 12th. The Seattle-born, Vermont-based artist was locked in to the Crawl Space for a week-long residency to produce an entirely new body of work. However, Larson had some help as he welcomed participants to visit the gallery during the residency and contribute “culturally nostalgic objects” for the purpose of investigating “the effects internet mediation has on the emotional resonance of these artifacts.” The artist is questioning the authenticity and meaning of pre-internet objects that maintain a physical presence as opposed to that of a digital presence. Objects such as photos, records and video all qualify as useful objects for his investigation.


The artist is a 2007 graduate of the Yale School of Art. He has recently exhibited Yesterday’s Code at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn, NY.