Martha Street Studio: PARK by Derek Dunlop, May 4 - June 16

Exhibition dates: May 4 - June 16, 2018
Opening reception: Friday May 4, 5-8 pm
Artist will be in attendance

Artist talk: Saturday May 5, 3 pm
ASL interpretation available by request

PARK includes work created after a multi-year engagement with various regions in North America — all cruising sites where men have historically met each other away from the prohibitions of society. The exhibition includes a floor sculpture, a series of monoprints, and several digital prints. PARK is part of an ongoing series of works that engage with how natural spaces, queer behaviours, and capitalism are all entangled in a continual state of becoming. All the work in the show speak to the condition of constant change — of growth, decay and mutation.

Derek Dunlop is an artist, writer and curator whose research focuses on the history of abstraction as it relates to theories of identity and the process of subject formation. He is particularly interested in questions dealing with form and materiality in the mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking. He has participated in numerous residencies and programs including the inaugural Open Sessions program at The Drawing Center in New York City; the thematic residency, Are We Looking at Dead Birds? at the Banff Centre; as well as the studio artist residency program at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Dunlop's work has been exhibited in art galleries throughout North America including the UCLA New Wight Gallery in Los Angeles, Artspeak in Vancouver, and the Drawing Center in New York City. He completed his MFA at the University of British Columbia and is pursuing his PhD in Art history at the University of Toronto.

The artist would like to thank the Manitoba Arts Council for their support.


Martha Street Studio is located at 11 Martha Street. A loading zone is located on the street at the front of the building. Martha Street Studio is an accessible space with a lift and two accessible washrooms located on the second floor. ASL interpretation services for scheduled artist talks can be requested up to 48 hours before an event, and transcription services can be requested 2 weeks before an event, by email at or by phone at 204-779-6253.