Hello, Nathaniel Russell, Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper
Ed. Varie (East 7th Street)
208 East 7th Street
East Village / Lower East Side
July 19 - August 5, 2012
Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6 - 9 PM
Ed. Varie is pleased to present INSTANT DUST, a solo-exhibition of new and recent work by artist Nathaniel Russell.
Employing a variety of media, Russell explores imaginary and abstract themes in his art practice. Russell creates mysterious figures, inspirational imagery, and references to our common subconscious connections through painting, drawing, print-making and sculpture. Russell’s figurative work is popularly recognized for its illustrative and gestural charm, often accompanied by one word mantras or personal mottos that are as humorous as they are inspirational.
The exhibition INSTANT DUST is about space and people’s place in it. Russell brings us large scale painting, watercolor, and silk-screen works on paper, a multi-dimensional installation, and fine art lithography prints made in collaboration with master printer Max Stadnik on the Ed. Varie Press in Berkeley, CA.
Russell’s work has traveled the globe with group and solo-exhibitions in Australia, Belgium, England, France, Japan and Mexico. Stateside exhibitions include Chicago, IL; Durham, NC; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. Russell debuted his “Fake Books” sculptural works within a group installation, READING ROOM, at Ed. Varie in 2010. Russell was awarded the Art Park Atlantic Residency in Byron Bay, Australia in 2011. Nathaniel Russell lives and works Indianapolis, Indiana.
Opening Reception for INSTANT DUST is Thursday July 19 from 6-9 pm and will be on view at Ed. Varie through August 5th. For additional information, please email the gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed. Varie is located at 208 E. 7th St. (btwn Ave B and C), just off Tompkins Square Park.
Take the L to 1st Ave, F to 2nd Ave, or 6 to Astor Place.
We are open Thursdays 2-8 and Saturdays 12-6, and also open by appointment. Email, or call to set up a visit: 646.823.9353.