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My Petite Bourgeois Revolution at Northern Contemporary Gallery

A tongue-in-cheek Revolution for those suffering from first world problems, My Petite Bourgeois Revolution isn’t about starvation, cake eating and guillotines. It’s about the lack of WiFi, overpriced coffee and overloaded transit. It’s an urbane revolution for the comfortable bourgeois elite, the art student sophisticate, and the bored bohemian who can’t get cable.

Poking fun at the problems or examining the minutia of every day life while simultaneously revealing that we actually have it pretty good compared to a 1920’s Ukrainian Kulak, My Petite Bourgeois Revolution is a cutting, acerbic and fun exploration of our daily lives.

The show runs May 18th – June 5th at Northern Contemporary​. Details here.

FEATURING

Alison Garnett
Felix Witholz
Fiona Smyth
James Turner
Matthew Daley
Robb Mirsky
Adam Corns
Cinta Arribas
Elis Wilk
Francesco Poroli
James Yang
Paul Bateman
Veronica Grech
Xiaohua Yang
Yo Az
Alex Westgate
Chiara Dattola
Chris Valentine
Dan Page
Daria Kirpach
Frederico Gastaldi
Grace Heejung Kim
Marco Melgrati
Marie Bergeron
Marike le Roux
Tad Michalak
Andrew Foerster
Ben Ruby
Emily May Rose
Jackie Lee
RJ Patterson
Sean Richman
Suharu Ogawa

May 11, 2017

California Winemakers

Bill Russell interviews, records, illustrates and animates winemakers from California, as part of his Wine Country Tales project. Check out the digital drawings here.

March 9, 2016

Watching and Drawing Lone Survivor

A digital drawing by Bill Russell using the ProCreate App at Manly Movie Night in Berkeley, California.

January 23, 2014

Bill Russell Draws and Animates Jazz Pianist

July 30, 2013

Bill Russell Draws and Animates Chinese Musicians

July 15, 2013

Bill Russell Draws and Animates a Jazz Saxophonist

July 8, 2013

Family Portraits by Jamie Bennett

Bernice

January 14, 2013

Drawing the Dog Catcher, but don’t call him that.

Bill Russell recently completed a series of drawings of people who work for The Marin Humane Society. More drawings here.

MHS_Stapp2

September 23, 2011

Manitoulin Summer 2011

This summer, Bill Russell travelled with a crew from Reactor to Manitoulin Island.

Here’s Bill’s visual diary (PDF) and some prose:

Manitoulin 2011

Bill leads lost children through the wilderness

He drives us through lines of trees on a dusty back road through heat and time. In my gut sits a lump of Dave and Brenda’s whitefish and chips. We stop for supplies at the Foodland and watch Ojiybway carting sodas into a truck. Where do you find First Nations beaded moccasins not made in China? Maybe the hardware store sells ’em besides hunting liscences, fishing lures and DEET. After a look down into the dolomite alvar, we’re off cruising past deep yellow Canola fields under a bright blue sky. Just give me a butter tart, a paddle and more homegrown and set me downstream.

August 12, 2011

Glassblower at the Museum of Glass

Glassblower

see it move

June 27, 2011