DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > Derek Webster
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Born in Honduras and raised in Belize, Derek Webster spent most of his adult life in Chicago. His sculptures, which are assembled from found and recycled objects and brilliantly painted, are imbued for him and for the viewer with character, spirit, and wit. Some works, like collaged chairs or painted tea kettles, retain aspects of their original form and function; in others the familiar identities of old shoes, bottle caps, or strings of beads are transformed almost beyond recognition.