Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DRESSING by Ariana Page Rusell

Signature Series:
Ariana Page Russell
5 x 7 inches
11 four-color plates
24 pages, hardcover
1 original print

Signature Series books are limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Each contain one original print.

ISBN: 978-0-9793373-5-6

$40 USD

Ariana Page Russell
Limited edition archival pigment print, signed and numbered, with copy of Dressing.

Sheet size: 20 x 16 in.
Image size: 19 x 13 in.
Edition of 20, signed and numbered.

Special Prepublication Price:
$500 USD until 8.8.09
$600 USD after 8.8.09

It has not even been a year since I first spotted Ariana Page Russell work @ The Platform Gallery Booth , Aqua Art Fair during Miami Art Basel 2008 . Well since then Ariana's work had been bought by serious art collectors, Had a solo show @ Magnan Projects ( her second one there) , was part of a  great group show @ Schroeder-Romero Gallery , was interviewed and profiled  by ABC News 20/20 and is now having another  show at Platform Gallery in Seattle, Washington. 

I am lucky enough to own the image of the book cover!

Now  comes Dressing her new book published by Decode Books and a great limited collectors edition of Pharaoh, part of Ariana's new body of work. Folks , there is only 20 plus you get the book with it so, move on quick!
Only $500.00 till 8/8/09
Please contact Stephen@platformgallery.com for purchasing.

For those not aware of Ariana's fascinating work please read below:

Ariana Page Russell turns to her own skin as both a canvas and as a source of adornments for her photographic series titled, Dressing. “The power of a blush, an ephemeral and uncontrollable response revealing internal sentiment, becomes the fashion of skin. I have sensitive skin that easily flushes. In Dressing, I use the imagery of this temporary change as my medium via collages made from photographs of my skin. These collages show shades of sensitivity in reds and pinks made into patterns, then scanned and printed as temporary tattoos. I place the skin tattoos back on skin, adorning myself with a longer lasting, intentional blush. Rather than being frustrated by my skin’s transparency, I claim it by dressing up in the crimson hues that reveal my vulnerability. ” Rather than covering up her skin condition, known as dermatographica, Russell embraces the changes her skin makes, exploring the concepts of fashion and beauty: “These tattoos become and intimate fashion as their own sort of clothing…. I am investigating where one surface ends and another begins, the bloom of adornment, and how shifting exteriors reveal as they conceal.”

Ariana Page Russell holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States. She is currently represented by Platform Gallery (Seattle, WA) and Magnan Projects (New York, NY).


Francisco Blanco said...

Muy interesante trabajo, genial
Muy buen blog
Saludos desde caracas

ruben said...

Muchas Gracias!
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the last conservative said...

I just bought the print and the book!!!

ruben said...

Congratuations Last conservative!
Very happy for you!
Thanks for reading the blog!