323 Projects Presents Sniper by Christopher Russell
• Exhibition runs from March 25 – April 22, 2011.
• Opening March 25 from 6-9PM. Come to the opening by calling (323) 843-4652.
• 323 Projects is an exhibition venue that exists as a phone number: (323) 843-4652 visitors call to experience contemporary art 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
323 Projects is pleased to present Sniper by Christopher Russell. For this exhibition Russell will divide his forthcoming novel, Sniper, into 30 pieces divided equally by word count. He will read each morning’s selection upon waking. At the completion of his 323 Projects exhibition, the entire novel will have been read.
Sniper takes an imaginary look at the Baltimore Snipers. Russell proposes the relationships of paired serial killers as an ultimate expression of repressed desire. He writes a perverse version of the classic American love story told through the narrative chaos of nameless characters, past-life flashbacks, false recollection, parental and bureaucratic influence.
The release of Sniper revives the Bedwetter brand, which achieved notoriety during its 12 issue existence with a destroy-to-enjoy design strategy and embrace of difficult literary and visual material.
323 Projects invites you to experience Sniper by calling (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. The show is open all day and all night, every day of the week.
In conjunction with his exhibition, Russell has created a new print titled Uncut, for sale to raise funds for 323 Projects. Released in an edition of 10, the print consists of four separate images, each signed and numbered, which can be cut and framed as four distinct pieces. The print sells for $150 and can be purchased by visiting the Support Section at 323projects.com.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL
CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL is an artist, writer, and academic vagabond based in Los Angeles, currently teaching at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1998 and his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2004. From 2001 to 2005 Russell edited, designed, produced, and distributed the destroy-to-enjoy literary art magazine Bedwetter. Landscape, a monograph of Russell's work, was published in 2007 by Kolapsomal Press. He wrote and edited the exhibition catalog, Against the Grain, which accompanied his 2008 curatorial debut at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. His illustrated novella, Budget Decadence appeared earlier this year through 2nd Cannons Publications. His first novel, Sniper, will be published in early 2011. Russell has written over two dozen articles about contemporary art and has exhibited internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum, and upcoming solo installations at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles and the NADA Art Fair in Miami. Russell's work is included in the collections of The J.P. Getty Museum; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; The Hammer Museum; Tom of Finland Foundation, and New York University/Fales Library.
ABOUT 323 PROJECTS
323 Projects is an innovative exhibition space that exists as a phone number that visitors can call to access contemporary art. To visit 323 Projects simply call (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. You can also visit the 323 Projects website at 323projects.com.
323 Projects exists to provide a dispersed, peripatetic, and constantly accessible venue for artists of all kinds who seek to explore issues important to their respective practices. The artists involved with 323 Projects provide, create, or perform works that can be appreciated in bits and pieces, and at more than one time, in both public and private spaces, by an unseen, yet omnipresent, local and international audience.
Tucker Neel is the Founder and Director of 323 Projects.