Last week the joint was jumpin’ as Russell Thurston came to town from Santa Fe to lead his advanced workshop, ‘Breaking the Rules’. Russell shared a wealth of non-traditional techniques with participants from around the country, including working with dry pigments, painting on a variety of alternative surfaces, mixing media, and experimenting with different ways of heating the surface using irons and implements.
Russell’s solo show, Deus ex Machina, opened right on the heels of the workshop. The show features an overview of recent works, some that are mandala-like patterns, others that have a more narrative thread.
Russell brought such excitement, generosity and good cheer to R&F - we miss him already!