Burlington artist Clark Russell has been making art paintings, collage, and wall sculptures since his post-college days, around 1984. This exhibition includes a collection of his elegant abstracts created from salvaged scrap metals and high-relief collages. His three dimensional wall pieces take center stage in the show and feel a bit like dances and music floating along.
Clark Russell was born in St. Louis, Missouri and received his B.A. at the University of Vermont in1983. He has been painting and making collage and sculpture since 1984. He is a singer/songwriter in the (punk) band BLOWTORCH and makes sound collage improvisation with fellow artist and musician Tom Lawson in the collaboration known as RECon.
Russell has been showing his work throughout Vermont and the region. Among a long list of exhibitions he has had solo exhibitions at JDK, Firehouse Gallery, Rhombus Gallery, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum and the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont, and Songbird Gallery in Burlington, Vermont. He has also shown in galleries in New York and Quebec, Canada.
This art show, Mixed Media, is dedicated to band mates: Tom Lawson (keyboards, effects) RECon; Bill Mullins (songwriter, guitar, vocals) Blowtorch, No Fun, (music director, guitar) Safari 500; Kirk Flanagan (bass) Blowtorch; Jeremy Frederick (drums) Blowtorch; Barry Altman (bass) No Fun; Ron Ward (drums) No Fun; Jeff Frelich (bass) The Cost of Living; and Peter Shinkle (guitar) The Cost of Living.