Derek Webster

January 16 – March 12

/ 2006

Born in Honduras and raised in Belize, Derek Webster has spent most of his adult life in Chicago and has been a practicing artist since 1978. His sculptures, which are assembled from found and recycled objects and brilliantly painted, are imbued for him and for the viewer with character, spirit, and wit. Some works, like collaged chairs or painted teakettles, retain aspects of their original form and function; in others the familiar identities of old shoes, bottle caps, or strings of beads are transformed almost beyond recognition.