Adie Russell


January 12 – March 31, 2013

This exhibition presents a selection of videos from an ongoing project in which I lip-synch found audio.

All of the audio, mostly interviews from radio and television, was recorded in the 1950s, 60s and 70s — a time that, for me, falls into the category of being historic in that I was too young to remember any of these media events first hand. When I shoot the videos, there’s a feeling that I’m bringing together temporal spaces: the historical moment of the audio recording and the moment inhabited by myself and the viewer in the present. The exchange between these moments exists as a composite of past and present, a kind of third space where meanings shift, judgments waver, visual cues are displaced, and the language hovers, unattached to the identity of the original speaker, and yet not quite able to attach to my identity, my image, my mouth, my gestures.

– Adie Russell, 2013

Born in 1971, Adie Russell (Lomontville, NY), a multi-media artist who works in photography, video, performance, drawing, and painting, was raised in Europe and the United States. She holds a BA from the Eugene Lang College and a BFA from the Parsons School of Art & Design both at the New School for Social Research. Russell has exhibited regularly in the United States since 2001and in Europe where she was recently the subject of a solo exhibition entitled “The Reveal” at the Leeds College of Arts in Leeds, UK in fall 2012.

Locally she exhibited at Roos Arts in Rosendale NY where she was the subject of a solo exhibition in 2011 as well as at the Kleinert/James Art Center in Woodstock and the Image Factory in Saugerties NY.  Additionally she has been included in exhibitions at Open Lot in Nashville, TN, the Carriage House in Islip, NY, the Chelsea Art Museum, ZieherSmith Gallery, and with M80Collab in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, all in NYC. She has participated in Artist Residencies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, La Cipresssaia in Montagnana in Italy, at the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA, and most recently at Salem Art Works. A finalist for CPW’s 2010 Photographers Fellowship Fund award, Russell participated in the 2011 NYFA MARK program.

This exhibition and its related programs have been made possible in part with funds from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.