VU is honored to present an online exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed artist Russell Young. Just as David Bowie tapped into the roots of American Soul to produce timeless songs, Russell Young has tapped directly int the veins of American culture to produce timeless works of art. The artwork transcends the images that it portrays, eliciting emotionally charged responses from the viewer. The combination of color, scale and image selection result in artworks imbued with a quality that one can only compare to the feeling one gets when listening to a favorite song. Regardless of who you are or what path you have travelled down in life, it is guaranteed that one of Young’s images will spark a moment of pause and trigger memories of a moment in time that had a lasting effect on your life.
We invite you to explore Young: Americans. An online exhibition that takes a glimpse into Russell Young’s America. An America comprised of heroes and villains, popular culture and counter-culture, good times and bad.
Scanning life through the picture window. She finds the slinky vagabond. He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang, But Heaven forbid, she’ll take anything but the freak, and his type, all for nothing. Misses a step and cuts his hand, but Showing nothing, he swoops like a song She cries, “Where have all Papa’s heroes gone?” – David Bowie