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For Immediate Release: 

 

THIS LAND IS MY LAND

Ten Diamond Dust Paintings by Russell Young

Artist Reception Thursday, October 4, 2012

6:00 to 8:00pm 

"I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me"
 
WOODIE GUTHRIE

 

New York: Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present artist Russell Young’s “THIS LAND IS MY LAND”, the highly anticipated series of diamond dust paintings, exhibited for the first time.  These ten works continue the British born artist’s epic visual meditation on America and American celebrity culture.

In this his latest outing the artist Russell Young continues to explore the conflict and duality that informed his childhood vision of the American dream, inspired by the classic Woodie Guthrie anthem he has created a body of work that challenges our perceptions by contrasting two sets of images against each other, those of the American Indians who originally settled the land pitted against the faux American Cowboys created by the Hollywood studio system. In this series, Young presents a provocative juxtaposition on the enduring mythologies of the American West.

The proud and stoic face of Geronimo stares out at the viewer, clothed in a cavalry officers uniform in a vain attempt to humiliate and undermine his powers, he sits in direct contrast to a nervous Jon Voight who's flawed character Joe Buck becomes hopelessly undone by the gritty reality of modern day America.

In the past decade Russell Young has earned international acclaim as a fine artist with a very distinct aesthetic. He has established an impressive auction record and his works are represented in many prestigious private and public collections.

Russell Young biography: http://russellyoung.com/biography/

Taglialatella Galleries of New York, Palm Beach and Paris is pleased to exhibit Russell Young’s work in each of its gallery locations. The gallery will dedicate an entire exhibition space exclusively to Russell Young’s work at the Overture Miami Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach Week this December. Taglialatella Galleries of Palm Beach will have a month long feature of the artist’s work in the spring of 2013.

For further information about Russell Young and the exhibition, please contact David Ginn at (212) 367-0881.