From July 31 thru August 24, 2014 – Sin City Gallery
‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ by JK Russ takes inspiration from Lou Reed’s legendary 1972 album Transformer.
The themes of fantasy, seduction, illusion and transformation explored in the eleven album tracks are reflected in Russ’ mixed media and collage works.
“Well, you know what happens after dark.
When rattlesnakes lose their skins and their hearts.
And all the missionaries lose their bark.
Oh, all the trees are calling after you.
And, all the venom snipers after you.
Are all the mountains bolder after you?”
~ Andy’s Chest by Lou Reed.
Wild Cat Territory – 2014 – Collage and Mixed Media, 22” x 27”
Russ is originally from New Zealand where she graduated with a BVA (photography) from MIT Faculty of Creative Arts in Auckland in 2001. In August 2010, Russ relocated to Las Vegas, USA, where she has become known for her mixed media and video works, which reflect her interest in performance, gender and sexuality. Her work has been described as absorbing the awe of the desert and its sculptural rock formations and creatures, along with her observations of the sexually charged casino culture, built on fantasy and illusion.