Daily, through October 28
Research Institute Galleries I and II
Artists’ books occupy a creative space between traditional books and contemporary works of art, challenging what a book can be. This highly visual and experiential presentation of some of the most lively and surprising works from the Research Institute’s extensive collections focuses on artists’ books that can be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled, or disassembled. They are made to be displayed on the wall or deployed as sculptures or installations. The exhibition seeks to provoke new inquiry into the nature of art and to highlight the essential role that books play in contemporary culture.
Christopher Russell’s Landscape series was recently acquired by Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, California Museum of Photography, and One National Gay and Lesbian Archives. Works from this series are also currently on view in the exhibition Way Bay at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, curated by Lawrence Rinder.
Additionally, Christopher Russell is included in the exhibition Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography at the Getty Center. The exhibition features works by Thomas Demand, Christiane Feser, Daniel Gordon, Soo Kim, Matt Lipps, and Christopher Russell and is on view February 27–May 27, 2018.
The gallery is proud to announce the Getty Museum’s acquisition of Christopher Russell’s Explosion XXXI for its permanent collection. Russell will also be included in a group exhibition at the Getty’s Center for Photographs from February to May 2018 featuring the work of six contemporary artists who interaction with paper is an integral part of their practice. Other artists in the exhibition include Thomas Demand, Matt Lipps, Daniel Gordon, Soo Kim and Christiane Feser.
We are proud to announce the J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired Christopher Russell’s handmade book GRFALWKV for their Permanent Collection. The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA) houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography. To fulfill its mission, the Getty Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage their diverse local and international audiences. Congratulations, Christopher!