SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 5 PM
Free and open to the public, with refreshment to follow.
On the occasion of his current exhibition at Independent Art Projects, Christopher Russell will talk about this unique style of ceramic sculpture. Russell has been working on a series of hyper-detailed, incredibly lifelike bee sculptures, including intricate section of beehives, bees on flowers, and large blowups of grains of pollen.He mostly uses traditional, labor-intensive manual techniques to sculpt the piers, often working from photographs or illustrations.
The artist will also talk about his recent project for MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, consisting of two sets of ornamental gates and a series of large finials on the fences surrounding the site. The work was commissioned as part of the renovation of the 9th Avenue Station, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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[image: Christopher Russell, Beework: Hive, 2014 – courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery]