Solo exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Arts, January 11 - February 11, 2018.
Opening reception: January 11, 6-8pm • Artist talk: January 25, 5:30pm
An ongoing series of drawings and sculptures using barricades to visualize patterns of thought.
Solo exhibition, Truckstop Gallery, March 4 - 19, 2017
An exhibition of sculptures, flags, and colored pencil drawings, Situation Normal is a reaction to our new political reality under the Trump Administration. The work uses orange and white barricades as a symbol both of our country's newfound state of anxiety and of the resistance to the unAmerican initiatives of this administration and Congress. Twenty percent of sales at the show were donated to Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
This Lawn Is My Lawn, collaboration with Preston Drum
This Lawn Is My Lawn was a collaborative installation by Russ White and Preston Drum in the basement of the Casket Arts Building in Minneapolis ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Wood, cardboard, & paint; roughly 8 x 16 x 4'
Read more in Jenna Ross's write-up in the Star-Tribune.
Solo exhibition, Gamut Gallery, April 2-23, 2016
A solo show of large scale colored pencil drawings, photographs, and sculptural installtions, "Macro Machines" is fundamentally about what forms us as individuals and as a society. The work reflects on childhood stresses and assumptions, attitudes about our national climate, and our difficult relationship with the natural world. It is at once funny and somber, personal and political, cartoonishly bright and darkly real.
"In his complicated setups, the cars act out traumas of modern life, often to wry or darkly comic effect." - Mary Abbe, Star Tribune
"With a coy sense of humor and a personal touch, the pieces challenge our current world with whimsy." - Sheila Regan, City Pages
"The large-scale works, a play on the tiny Micro Machine toys of White’s childhood, stand in for larger social institutions like the military, policy and the school system." - Eric Best, Southwest Journal