Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lennar (FivePoint) Artist Eviction From Studio at Hunters Point Shipyard

After 20 years at The Point (an artist colony at the old Naval Shipyard) I am facing a possible eviction.
Lennar (FivePoint) The Navy transferred the land to the city of San Francisco in 1999. It is still a Superfund Site and the Navy is still in the process of cleaning up the parcels. Lennar is the current holder of the lease for Bldg 101 which I have a studio at, and the city is looking to replace 'The Point' as management to take over the job. I will be launching a campaign to raise money for a new studio,

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Artist Stacey Carter and Derek Lynch Collaboration

Stacey and I have been doing artist collaborations for the last three years. Ever since the time when I found a 30" x 40" photo in the back of building 101  at Hunters Point shipyard on my way to teach an after school art class at New Traditions Creative Arts School.   Stacey and I have a studio among almost 200 other artist studios ( one of the largest artist colonies in the US). I like to do work on found objects and this was just what I was looking for (a photo of an old ship from the shipyard) I thought the office must be throwing it out so I took it and began working on it. I then went to teach my class.  I got a call from Stacey Carter and  made the mistake of putting the phone on speaker and one of the students heard the conversation. Afterwords the student asked me, Derek you steal art from other artists?   We have been doing artist collaborations ever since.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The Roll-Up

Mercury in Retro Time to organize.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Socioeconomic series

The precise measurements of what determines social class in society has varied over time. According to philosopher Karl Marx, "class" is determined entirely by one's relationship to the means of production (their relations of production). The classes in modern capitalist society, according to Marx, are the proletariat, those who work but do not own the means of production; and the bourgeoisie, those who invest and live off of the surplus generated by the former. This contrasts with the view of the sociologist Max Weber, who argued "class" is determined by a mix of economic position, social prestige and political power, rather than just relations of production.