Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery celebrates 10 years with innovativeiPhoneography exhibition
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery owner Lisa Russell is throwing Austin art lovers a fabulous party to celebrate ten years of bringing eye-popping and innovative art from around the world to our fair city. And she's asking for your help with the gallery's next exhibition.
Having recently wrapped up the exquisite exhibition from painter and songwriter Bernie Taupin, the West Sixth gallery is now preparing for a new art event that will completely transform the way you experience the collected works of art on display.
Colleen Duffley, owner of Florida-based intermedia company Studio b., brings her "iPhoneography" exhibit Light Impressions to the Russell Collection on Thursday, Oct. 4. This touring exhibition is a collection of stunning photography from around the world displayed on 40 iPads that constantly revolve the picture display at different intervals.
“Studio b. is so excited to bring the Light Impressions installation to the Russell Collection’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. Austin is in for a delightful surprise when they see the expert deftness with which our featured photographers handle their subjects, lighting and editing on a mobile device,” says Duffley.
In addition to the international artists on display, there's a local element to the exhibition as well. Duffley is asking that Austinites submit their own iPhone photos that fit the theme "My Austin." Email submissions will be taken until Oct. 5 and then assembled into what she calls a "mobile phone art chandelier."
Whether taking in the exhibit one display at a time or as an overall system of moving parts, Light Impressions leaves you with hints of what is to come in the future of gallery exhibition. Perhaps it's the perfect accompaniment to the gallery's anniversary party, which celebrates a full decade of fine art.
The 10th Anniversary "Thank You" party takes place Oct. 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Russell Gallery and will feature live music and food along with the debut of the Austin-based photography chandelier and all of the fantastic artwork on display at the Russell Collection.
Now is your chance to congratulate one of Austin's leading galleries on ten years of success and beauty, while experiencing a taste of what is still to come in the years ahead.
Light Submissions is on display at The Russell Collection of Fine Arts from Oct. 4 - 13. The 10th Anniversary Party takes place Oct. 11 from 6 - 9 p.m.