Exhibit March 13, 2015 to May 1, 2015
Opening Reception Friday March 13, 2015
“If I knew where the songs came from, I’d go there a lot more often.” — Leonard Cohen
This series of paintings are the direct result of returning to the studio after a long hiatus due to health reasons. In order to explore the themes that interest me — nature, science, interconnected systems of information — I start with encaustic monoprints on paper, adding additional layers of mark making.There’s a directness and spontaneity in this work that allowed me to rediscover the sheer joy of painting.
Russell Thurston lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, a writer, and his son, Max. Previously a photographer and illustrator in Chicago, IL, he has lived and painted in Santa Fe since 1996. During that time, he has had solo and group shows in Santa Fe, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Tucson. He also teaches workshops in encaustic technique.
For more information, please visit Russel’s website.