Events Thursday, Sep 7 - Saturday, Oct 21

The Sand is Ours: Derrick Woods-Morrow

VanDernoot Gallery 1815 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02140

2017-09-07T13:00:00Z 2017-10-21T13:00:00Z UTC Exhibit: Derrick Woods-Morrow The Sand is Ours The first solo-exhibition for artist and photographer Derrick Woods-Morrow, The Sand is Ours, will be showing in the VanDernoot gallery of University Hall. September 7 - October 21, 2017 VanDernoot Gallery 1815 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140
gallery photograph of artwork hanging on gray walls with spotlight shining on work

The Sand is Ours, the debut solo exhibition of artist Derrick Woods-Morrow, is comprised of photographs and sculpture created during, and inspired by Woods-Morrow’s residency at the Fire Island Artist’s Residency (FIAR). His work explores social systems by manipulating them, performing within them, and redirecting their power in order to nuance how stereotypes, binaries, race and power perform in gay male culture. The Sand is Ours delves deeper into the investigation of the artist’s personal relationships and the codes and contracts they establish; it speaks directly to the visual culture of queer persons while providing “outsiders” an intimate glimpse into a private world.

Born and raised in rural North Carolina, Derrick recently completed his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at the University of Illinois Chicago. For more information about Derrick or his work, please visit