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Christopher Russell

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Los Angeles Times Review  
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Christopher Russell at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles October 22nd, 2010 - November 27th, 2010
Posted 12/28/10
Art review: “Satisfyingly Shipwrecked” / Christopher Russell at Luis De Jesus GalleryOctober 28, 2010 |Romantic literature and its predecessors are filled with shipwrecks — Byron, Defoe, Poe, Shakespeare, Swift, etc. Even Homer's tale had Odysseus tossed about at sea by supernatural forces. The ship as an emblem of life's journey through the unknown — at once beautiful, thrilling and treacherous — and its eventual wreckage as a necessary platform for renewal have served lots of writers well.Shipwreck... [more]
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Fabulous Animals   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Henry Gunderson, Matthew Hart, Scott Hewicker, Alison Kendall, Josh Keyes, Alexis McKenzie, Lisa Ostapinski, HILARY PECIS, Christopher Russell, Colleen Sanders, Andrew Schoultz, Amanda Smith, Casey Jex Smith, Hannah Stouffer at 111 Minna Gallery November 6th, 2008 - November 29th, 2008
Posted 11/10/08
Co-curator Lisa Ostapinksi and Gabe Scott lined this downtown gallery/performance space with works that for the most part emphasize fabulous animals. Over the mike-stand cluttered stage is a billboard sized mashup of Ol’ Abe and New Hope: Barackraham Lincolnbama. Hannah Stouffer’s gouaches on colored paper have dueling skeletons of mermaids, minotaurs and werewolves, doubled and trapped in the coils of transparent serpents. Josh Keyes presents a realistic wolf, hunched and bristling over the di... [more]
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Ending Decadence   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Tom Allen, Brian Bress, Robert Fontenot, Wendell Gladstone, Julian Hoeber, Brian Kennon, Kelly Sears, Anna Sew Hoy, Ryan Taber, Ami Tallman, Cheyenne Weaver at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) June 12th, 2008 - September 27th, 2008
Posted 8/25/08
You want to feel artwork before you think about it, to feel guilty, uncomfortable, elated, seduced, or even perplexed. Then you want to kick your brain into gear, to figure why you feel what you feel, what dormant nerve the work has struck. Those situations in which your brain can’t decipher your emotional reaction are initially disappointing but ultimately unmemorable. The times when the feeling doesn’t strike at all and you have to do brain work first can be rewarding though, especially if th... [more]
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