November 21 – December 4, 2019
In Heroes+Heroines, Russell Young looks past the darker side of excess and sets his sights on pure stardom with a cast of characters instantly recognizable for their embodiment of American fame. A wall of heroes and a wall of heroines immortalize icons and the nature of longing with the artist’s signature, luxurious use of diamond dust. This collection of stars is not only an ode to beauty, success, and possibility, but also the unending search to grasp the American Dream. In the same way he often ventures out into the wilder parts of America, Young’s work likewise ventures into the furthest reaches of our psychologies and myths. After a ten year journey with Taglialatella Galleries, Russell now returns to Toronto with a new collection that celebrates those sought after reaches. Heroes + Heroines is a lodestar by which to navigate luxury, celebrity, and reinvention, a path which is only made possible to us by someone as experienced and daring as Russell has proven to be over his storied life and career.