District Clay Gallery Presents Russell Biles Subversive Nature

By Editorial Team on October 15, 2019
Courtesy of District Clay Gallery.
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Opening: Saturday, October 19 from 6pm to 8pm
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Russell Biles is a ceramic artist from South Carolina who has spend most of his artistic life looking at the contradictions, divides and follies of our political system. His incredibly detailed porcelian figures are works of art though it is his arch, sometime scathing eye that elevates his work to that of profound social commentary.

With Biles’ work held by MAD, the Mint Museum and the Essex/Peabody Museum, District Clay Gallery is honored to be hosting a solo show of his latest work. Ferrin Contemporary represents Mr. Biles.

A major new piece – 400 years of Occupation – speaks to the damage that the rampant disregard for the land around us is only now becoming clear.

A work (still in progress) that features RBG – Captain America Calling – highlights the importance that RBG’s battle with cancer has for the entire nation.

Other pieces looks at immigration, race relations, superpower conflict and the border.

Two of Russell’s works are also Calls to Action, which references the need for individuals to come together as a community – in this case, by voting and giving blood.

  • In support of Russell’s GIVE installation, District Clay will be holding a Blood Drive at the Center on Wednesday afternoon, November 27th.
  • In support of Russell’s VOTE installation, District Clay is donating 25% of the proceeds from the sale of each porcelain figurine to the political action group of the purchasers choice.

District Clay Center is located at 2414 Douglas Street NE. For more information, visit https://www.districtclaygallery.com/.