Benjy Russell Sway on the waves of love
Benjy Russell Sway on the waves of love
Benjy Russell Sway on the waves of love
Benjy Russell Sway on the waves of love
Benjy Russell Sway on the waves of love
Benjy Russell Sway on the waves of love

This work was displayed in Benjy Russell's solo show, You’re on new bridges made of home (you found the light in a dark poem) on Level One: Terra, presented by Wilder.

This was the second sculpture that Rya and I built for Hazing the Muse. It was smaller than the first, and much lighter, making it easier to suspend in the frame. Made from painted wood and yellow electrical tape, we shot this in my front yard in Tennessee when the buttercups were in bloom. 

Benjy Russell grew up in rural Oklahoma, and currently resides in rural Tennessee. As a gay man in the rural South, he lives among a thriving and diverse community of queer and trans people who vision the new world together. The friendships that form this community are important not only as subject matter, but also as inspiration and source material — much of his work was created in collaboration with these artists.

Russell is compelled by the conversation that happens at the intersection of philosophy, science and art, a way to see the world prismatically and to unlearn harmful, antiquated social structures. He often looks to science fiction as a model for shaping reality, believing that by creating a fictionalized, ideal version of the future, we take the first step toward its existence.

Most of Russell’s work utilizes in-camera effects, using sculpture, studio lights and mirrors to allude to magical realism. By creating a physical moment of impossibility, he hopes to hold it up to the rest of the world and show what else might be possible.

2014; Archival giclee print mounted on dibond with a UV laminate, edition of 10+1 AP

Please note: This piece is printed on a rigid material, which we then recommend framing. We are happy to assist with the framing process, please just let us know. NB these pieces are printed on aluminum (dibond) and will not roll for transport.

20” x 36”
Benjy Russell Sway on the waves of love

This work was displayed in Benjy Russell's solo show, You’re on new bridges made of home (you found the light in a dark poem) on Level One: Terra, presented by Wilder.

This was the second sculpture that Rya and I built for Hazing the Muse. It was smaller than the first, and much lighter, making it easier to suspend in the frame. Made from painted wood and yellow electrical tape, we shot this in my front yard in Tennessee when the buttercups were in bloom. 

Benjy Russell grew up in rural Oklahoma, and currently resides in rural Tennessee. As a gay man in the rural South, he lives among a thriving and diverse community of queer and trans people who vision the new world together. The friendships that form this community are important not only as subject matter, but also as inspiration and source material — much of his work was created in collaboration with these artists.

Russell is compelled by the conversation that happens at the intersection of philosophy, science and art, a way to see the world prismatically and to unlearn harmful, antiquated social structures. He often looks to science fiction as a model for shaping reality, believing that by creating a fictionalized, ideal version of the future, we take the first step toward its existence.

Most of Russell’s work utilizes in-camera effects, using sculpture, studio lights and mirrors to allude to magical realism. By creating a physical moment of impossibility, he hopes to hold it up to the rest of the world and show what else might be possible.

2014; Archival giclee print mounted on dibond with a UV laminate, edition of 10+1 AP

Please note: This piece is printed on a rigid material, which we then recommend framing. We are happy to assist with the framing process, please just let us know. NB these pieces are printed on aluminum (dibond) and will not roll for transport.

20” x 36”

Sway on the waves of love

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This work was displayed in Benjy Russell's solo show, You’re on new bridges made of home (you found the light in a dark poem) on Level One: Terra, presented by Wilder.

This was the second sculpture that Rya and I built for Hazing the Muse. It was smaller than the first, and much lighter, making it easier to suspend in the frame. Made from painted wood and yellow electrical tape, we shot this in my front yard in Tennessee when the buttercups were in bloom. 

Benjy Russell grew up in rural Oklahoma, and currently resides in rural Tennessee. As a gay man in the rural South, he lives among a thriving and diverse community of queer and trans people who vision the new world together. The friendships that form this community are important not only as subject matter, but also as inspiration and source material — much of his work was created in collaboration with these artists.

Russell is compelled by the conversation that happens at the intersection of philosophy, science and art, a way to see the world prismatically and to unlearn harmful, antiquated social structures. He often looks to science fiction as a model for shaping reality, believing that by creating a fictionalized, ideal version of the future, we take the first step toward its existence.

Most of Russell’s work utilizes in-camera effects, using sculpture, studio lights and mirrors to allude to magical realism. By creating a physical moment of impossibility, he hopes to hold it up to the rest of the world and show what else might be possible.

2014; Archival giclee print mounted on dibond with a UV laminate, edition of 10+1 AP

Please note: This piece is printed on a rigid material, which we then recommend framing. We are happy to assist with the framing process, please just let us know. NB these pieces are printed on aluminum (dibond) and will not roll for transport.

20” x 36”


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