FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2023
Contact: Dorothy Napp Schindel 772 234-1621 firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek Gores to Return To Gallery 14 With “Piece of Mind”
As we continue with our 15th celebratory season, Gallery 14 is excited to welcome the return of Derek Gores with his latest solo exhibit. Entitled: Piece of Mind, the show will run January 31- March 24. A reception will be held on Friday February 3, 5-8pm.
Gores’ lush collage portraits capture an escapist tranquility, a nostalgic yet contemporary feeling of the good life by the coast. In his newest body of work for Gallery 14, Gores takes a deeper exploration into his dreamlike surrealism. New subjects include a chess board, a vinyl record and a sweet treat or two, in addition to the floating swimmers, shoes and cocktails for which he is known. At first we see fashionable scenes of tropical bliss, but, closer inspection of his collage technique reveals an alluring spectrum of elements used to build his pictures. For this show, Gores has used many objects and textures inspired by life in Vero Beach. Hundreds of snapshots of local flowers and foliage, shells and waves, vintage postcards, Lilly Pulitzer patterns, and so many more hidden gems can be discovered at each glance. His sense of color has really gone next level this time – a nearly neon tropical wave of joy. His title, Piece of Mind, is a playful nod to the artist’s approach. Gores is a specialist in being present. He explores, gathers elements and inspirations, and combines them to form a sort of zen narrative. The story is on the canvas for us to piece together. His client list includes Tag Heuer, Loews South Beach, E! Entertainment, and more. He was honored to be the first ever Artist in Residence at the Hotel Bel-Air, where Marilyn Monroe had her last photo shoot.
Also featured are Gallery 14 artist-owners: Edgardo Abello, Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du Pont, Barbara Landry, Mary Ann Hall, George Pillorgé, Deborah Polackwich, and Dorothy Napp Schindel, and represented artists: Walford Campbell, Joan Earnhart, Terry Green, Viola Pace Knudsen, Mia Lindberg, Francis Mesaros, Michael Robinson, Carol Staub and sales associate-artist Jo Zaza. Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach. Phone: 772 562-5525. Visit us at www.gallery14verobeach.com. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4. Closed Sunday and Monday OR open by appointment.