June 6 – July 20, 2012
Englewood Art Center
Kim Russo is interested in how we make meaning out of disasters, both personal and shared, and how we reconcile the beauty and the ugliness of contemporary American life. The series Russo will exhibit at the Englewood Art Center, Snow Job, began during an artist’s residency she attended at Caldera in 2008. In each of the watercolor on paper drawings, some as large as fourteen feet in length, snow is a metaphor for a beautiful and deceptive cover-up of the truth. In many of her most recent series, including Snow Job, Russo’s images function as both comic tragedy and cautionary tale.
Russo’s most recent solo exhibition, Family, was on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, Florida this past fall. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Ireland, received residency fellowships from the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation, Caldera, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum (Lafayette, Louisiana), as well as several notable private collections.
Russo was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art (Temple University) and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Kim Russo lives and works in Sarasota, Florida. Website: kimrusso.net
Exhibition dates: June 6 – July 20, hours 930 – 330 M-F
Public reception (open to everyone): June 9, 2 -4 pm