Jacinda Russell transforms objects into self-portraits, representations of place and symbols of fixation. She works primarily in the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation, and bookmaking. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally at Texas Gallery, DiverseWorks, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Houston Center for Photography, and Reed College. Her work is represented in the collections of the Center for Creative Photography and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her writing is published in the book Learning to Love You More and the periodicals SPOT, Afterimage and Art Lies. She regularly contributes to the blog Something Between Want and Desire and is a member of the Board of Directors and participant in the Postcard Collective. Born in Idaho, she received her BFA from Boise State University in Studio Art and her MFA from the University of Arizona in Photography. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
David C. Nolan and Arline Conradt’s collections of printed memorabilia embody masculine and feminine desires long before the digital age. They used the culture of celebrity and advertising as a means of expressing their repressions. Nolan wrote risqué information on the back of pinup photographs while Conradt collected 3,770 reproductions of cats in an unwieldy scrapbook.A Tale of Two Obsessions… explores my interest in one man and one woman’s fascination with the found image, their methods of archiving and organization, and the perversity of their actions.
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