Words by Evan La Ruffa
We’ve always really enjoyed Derek Hess’ work, and the opening for his exhibition at Rotofugi Toy Store & Gallery is upon us. You could do a lot worse than check out amazing art at one of Chicago’s best gallery spaces. If you haven’t been to Rotofugi’s (relatively) new space, the tour alone is worth it. Luckily, there’s a lot more going on this Friday. Vitals below. His also releasing a book, for which we’ve included Rotofugi’s full statement.
DIVORCED FROM HEAVEN
New Works by Derek Hess
February 8-March 3, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013, 7-10PM
Derek will be in attendance.
About the Book (from Rotofugi)
“Black Line White Lie is the long overdue book featuring over 275 black and white images by artist Derek Hess. This book covers over 20 years of his black and white drawings from images of his earliest flyers to some of his more recent works like Cancer of the Soul and Valentine. Derek dedicates this huge 300 page book to his fans which also includes a chapter of over 70 tattoos that people have done of his works.”
“Rotofugi Gallery is focused on showing quality work by both established and emerging artists in the fields modern pop, illustration art and character/toy design. As a partner/adjunct to Rotofugi Designer Toy Store, we often show artists well-known in the designer toy community, but do not limit ourselves to just designer toy creators.”