Kicking off the art season at Inner State Gallery this year with the first show being legendary pen and ink artist Derek Hess. Opening to the public March 21st from 7-10pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to showcase new work from Hess. “Critical Infrastructure Against External Threats” is a continuing examination of Hess’ evolving body of work that explores his use of line and form to create a sense of emotion and depth. The show will feature new work highlighting Hess’ recent reclaiming of long lost vinyl album covers, 8-tracks and Playboy magazines, all alongside his signature pen and ink pieces. The show will be Hess’ first Detroit solo show since 2002.
Throughout the last 25 years, Hess has created hundreds of rock posters and album covers for bands ranging the spectrum of rock music from Pink Floyd, Iggy Pop, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails to Pantera, Clutch, Deftones and many more. Solidifying his place in rock music history Hess’ work has joined permanent collections at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Louvre in Paris.