May 26 - June 25, 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26, 6 - 8 pm
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. On the same day in Los Angeles, the author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, on his death bed with cancer, slipped through the doors of perception with a large dose of LSD, never to return. Back in Oxford, England, Clive Staples Lewis, renowned Christian Apologist and author of The Narnia Chronicles died from kidney failure. Taking November 22nd as a triangulation point, Dominic McGill begins to chart American history and cultural change through the sixties to the present, in an attempt to answer “how did we get here?”.
On view will be two new graphite works executed in preparation for a larger upcoming project. His epic 65 foot drawing Project for a New American Century can currently be seen in the Greater New York 2005 exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.
Derek Eller Gallery is located at 526 West 25th Street, 2nd floor. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 11am - 6pm. For further information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 212.206.6411 or visit www.derekeller.com