Necessary Reductions 16

DOUG RUSSELL
Necessary Reductions 16, mixed media, 14 x 20 in.

Doug Russell moved to Kansas City in 1999 after a two year teaching position in Bursa, Turkey. He holds an MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa and a BFA in painting from Columbia College. He has shown in Kansas City at The Michael Cross Gallery, The Morgan Gallery, The Late Show Gallery, and at The Framing Girl Gallery.  He currently teaches at Central Missouri State University and Maple Woods Community College. When not working, he's out exploring the world on his bicycle or puttering in his garden.

"My work is an intuitive dialogue with character and surface. Within the chaotic and worn surfaces of our industrial and natural landscapes, I search for an underlying pattern of order and hope. By staining, scrubbing clean, marking, layering, splattering, dissolving, obscuring and revealing, I examine how moments of great beauty and clarity are the result of a continual and often seemingly random flux of action upon object. I look in my work for a point of both saturation and emptiness, wherein one may find strength in stillness."

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