Indianapolis-based artist and musician Nathaniel Russell will show The Opposite of Lost, an exhibit of “fake fliers” he’s made and shared in recent years. Most are about imaginary lost or found things. Some are offbeat and funny, others touching or mysterious. Some of these fliers have been posted online to later appear, anonymously, in cities around the world. Russell and this work were recently featured in the national publication, Juxtapoz. A book of his fake fliers, published by San Francisco-based Needles & Pens, will be available for purchase.
Nathaniel Russell makes drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, photos, and music. After receiving an undergraduate degree in printmaking, he spent several years in the bay area making poster, record covers, and woodcuts. He now splits his time between central Indiana and northern California, where he spends most of his time creating large drawings, silkscreens and wooden cut-outs.
His work has been shown internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Tokyo. His design work has been seen on numerous t-shirts, record sleeves, and posters throughout the world. Nathaniel also regularly updates his blog, Crooked Arm, with new drawings, photos, and sketches.