april, 2022

202228apr(apr 28)12:00 am12may(may 12)11:59 pmTaglialatella Galleries | 04/28/22 - 05/12/22 | WEST | RUSSELL YOUNG | Palm Beach Worth Ave


April 28 (Thursday) 12:00 am - May 12 (Thursday) 11:59 pm


Taglialatella Galleries

313½ Worth Ave Palm Beach FL 33480


Taglialatella Galleries Palm Beach561-833-4700 313½ Worth Ave Palm Beach FL 33480

Event Details

Art Exhibition | 04/28/22 – 05/12/22
Palm Beach Worth Ave

Taglialatella Galleries
313½ Worth Ave Palm Beach FL 33480

Taglialatella Galleries will be the next stop for the vaunted WEST tour an exciting collection of original paintings by British contemporary artist Russell Young. First exhibited at the Modern Art Museum in Shanghai China – followed by Marfa TX and Los Angeles CA – WEST will make its way to Taglialatella’s flagship location in the Chelsea arts district for its New York City debut.

WEST taps into primal instincts and grandiose American dreams. Living and painting on what Young calls the “edge of America” this body of work looks upon wide open vistas and imagery aimed to expand understandings of freedom danger and possibility.

The journey towards these vistas begins in the anamorphic widescreens of Western films that Young watched growing up in Northern England. These fantasies eventually led him to America where he has roamed ever since unafraid to embody a land full of contradictions.

In WEST Young both venerates and pulls apart “Wild West” mythology to reveal the many prisms that underscore the particularly American need for reinvention even when it sacrifices truth. Young makes no such sacrifice; instead he holds all the things we choose to love and choose to erase in equal measure.

The series features imagery references and obsessions of Young’s own world built within the larger framework of the American drama. The spaghetti westerns he watched in his youth NASCAR racers before they were safely regulated 70s big wave Hawaiian surf photography California girls Hells Angels nickel plated revolvers bison rodeos the Marlboro Cowboy before he was commercialized into oblivion Native American chiefs before they too were almost driven into oblivion—they all debut in Young’s quest to confront and interrogate the idealization of the American Southwest.

The breadth of this ever-expanding body of work is matched only by Young’s impulse to venture into the deserts and forests and oceans of America to go as far west as possible.

I am rain horses whiskey
murder chaos terror gasoline
lust heartbreak damnation love Hollywood lost paranoia horror violence redemption rattlesnakes sage desert raven rolling thunder Hells Angel cowboys girls
rustlers riot cold wind
the Pacific and dust and death and God. West.

We invite you to join us for an opening reception on April 28th at Taglialatella Galleries from 6 – 8 pm at 229 10th Ave. Please RSVP to the gallery reception by contacting Taglialatella Galleries at (212) 367-0881 or email info@djtfa.com.