IDADA First Friday, March 4, 2016, SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY presents the first part of an ongoing art restoration project that will end with an exhibition in October featuring art by the late artist, James Spencer Russell at the Circle City Industrial Complex.
Recently, my husband, Ron, and I acquired two additional pieces of art by James Spencer Russell. Unfortunately, these pieces are in need of repair and restoration.
The first piece is H from a three part series, H.C.E., who is the main character in James Joyce’s infamous novel, Finnegans Wake. This piece was exhibited at the Ruth White Gallery in New York City in 1965 and in the 5th Biennial National Religious Art Exhibition in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1966.
The second piece is seven parts of a “quilt” that Russell constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Russell’s Quilt was one of the major pieces that he created after moving to Kewanna, Indiana in 1975.
Both works will be restored by my brother, Edward Satchwill II and me. The quilt is missing some of its original pieces. To complete the quilt, I will incorporate unused components made by James Spencer Russell given to me by Russell’s friend, Wade Bussert.
The works, in their unrestored condition, will be exhibited at SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY on Friday, March 4, 2016.
After restoration, the works will be featured within an exhibition of James Spencer Russell’s art from the collection of Julie and Ron Kern at the Circle City Industrial Complex. Several of the works to exhibited were featured in the Indiana State Museum’s retrospective exhibition, and many will be shown for the first time. The exhibition opens on October 7, 2016 and will run through October 30.
Restoring Russell, Part I
IDADA First Friday
March 4, 2016 6 to 9 p.m.
SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY
Circle City Industrial Complex, Studio 2L
1125 East Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Restoring Russell, Part II
Exhibition of art by James Spencer Russell from the
collection of Julie and Ron Kern, including restored works
IDADA First Friday
October 7, 2016
6 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition runs through October 30, 2016
The Gallery at Circle City Industrial Complex
1011 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202