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.
Grace Heejung Kim
Marike le Roux
Emily May Rose
May 11, 2017
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
A digital drawing by Bill Russell using the ProCreate App at Manly Movie Night in Berkeley, California.
January 23, 2014
Bill Russell recently completed a series of drawings of people who work for The Marin Humane Society. More drawings here.
September 23, 2011
This summer, Bill Russell travelled with a crew from Reactor to Manitoulin Island.
Here’s Bill’s visual diary (PDF) and some prose:
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