Video Profile: John Gonzalez for Big Red & Shiny

Posted by Ian on Mar 17, 2014 in arts, e-publications, essays, publications

2014 Video Profile: John Gonzalez, Big Red & Shiny. Watch the video and read the essay here.  

Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Catalog Entries

Posted by Ian on Feb 11, 2014 in arts, catalogues, essays, publications

2014 Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Catalog Entries for Paul Ramirez Jonas & Rob Reynolds

Cultural Heritage Management and Images of the Past

Posted by Ian on Jan 2, 2014 in academic, essays, publications

2014 ‘Cultural Heritage Management and Images of the past’, entry in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer, New York.

The Art of the Past: Before and After Archaeology

Posted by Ian on Nov 2, 2013 in academic, arts, catalogues, essays, publications

2013 ‘The Art of the Past: Before and After Archaeology’ in D. Roelstraete (ed.) The Way of the Shovel: On the Archaeological Imaginary in Art. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology. Buy the catalog here.

2013 deCordova Biennial Catalog essays

Posted by Ian on Nov 2, 2013 in arts, catalogues, essays, publications

2013 Entries for  John C. Gonzalez, Lynne Harlow and  J. R. Uretsky for the 2013 deCordova Biennial catalog. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Buy the catalog here.

‘Cultural Creativity’ & ‘Archaeological Influences in the Arts’

Posted by Ian on Sep 20, 2012 in academic, arts, essays, publications | No Comments

2012 Entries for The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, Oxford University Press, Oxford.  

Introducing the Art of Jin Shan

Posted by Ian on Sep 4, 2012 in arts, catalogues, essays, publications

2012 ‘Introducing the Art of Jin Shan‘, catalog essay for the exhibition My dad is Li Gang! 我爸是李刚! by Jin Shan, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University. Read it here.

“We Propose” by Alexander Lembersky

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Alexander Lembersky, “We Propose” (1988), silkscreen. (B95 97.48) Late last week, I was preparing for a class visit by Stefan Gunn’s printing making and graphic arts students in the Brown Visual Art Department. Stefan was interested in inspiring his students with strong examples of formal imagery and typographic […]

“Creativity = Capital” by Joseph Beuys

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Joseph Beuys, “Creativity = Capital” (1983), lithograph. Gift of Ron Feldman. (PR 1986.110) CAPITAL is at present the work sustaining ability. Money is not an economic value though. The two genuine economic values involve the connection between ability (creativity) and product. That explains the formula presenting the expanded […]

“The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb” by Albrecht Dürer

Ian Alden Russell, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery Albrecht Dürer “The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb” from The Apocalypse (1498), Woodcut. (PR 0.334) On one of my first days as the new curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery, it was a wonderful serendipity to be hanging a print from one of the […]