WHITEHOT | October 2011, Audrey Hasen Russell @ Dorsch Gallery
"...By wrapping fabric and Mylar around cinder blocks, brooms, and wood, Russell creates sculptures that lazily assert their mimetic intent while reveling in an often tacky artifice. (The pieces are bedazzled with rhinestones and gold leaf.) More than superficially embellishing the natural, these additions are central to the sculpture’s underlying logic. That is, the contrivance of the New South, and how this has affected the psyche of those whose still trying to eek out an honest relationship with their surroundings."
Hunter Braithwaite is a Miami-based writer and founder of Thereisnothere.org. His work has been featured on Artforum.com, Cnn.com, Artinfo.com, and Artslant.com. Additionally, he is a contributing editor of Asian Art News.