Loose Change

Solo exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Arts, January 11 - February 11, 2018. Also exhibited in LOCAL CURRENCIES at the Coffman Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, April 21 - August 26, 2018.

"Loose Change, an exhibition of new colored pencil portraits by Minneapolis-based artist Russ White, reframes the concept of coin portraiture as a form of fine art... Instead of showcasing presidents and dignitaries, the portraits depict everyday people from many walks of life to show the beauty in the individual and our shared humanity. With its combination of realistic style and contemporary colors, the works of Loose Change feel both classic and of-the-time."  - Jahna Peloquin, Southwest Journal

"Taking a photorealistic approach, White gives a gravitas and prominence to his subjects, offering new meanings of how we view leaders and people of importance. With this work, the artist suggests the future of change exists within all of us." - Sheila Regan, City Pages