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. Prints and pins from the show are available in the Shop.
20 Grove St. #72
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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.
Macro Machines at Gamut Gallery, April 2016
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.
[717 South 10th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404]
"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
All screenprints are hand-pulled by yours truly at Leg Up Studio in the Casket Arts Building.