Alyssa Volpigno / Serrah Russell
Open Curtains / Closed Blinds / October 14 - 20, 2011
In celebration of our days of birth occurring this week, Violet Strays' curators collaborate with daily pairings of work to explore the desire to reveal and obscure, to be both known and private. Featuring new Polaroid work by Serrah Russell and new collage work by Alyssa Volpigno.
BIO: Serrah Russell is a visual artist who uses instant film, found imagery and digital photography to create works of collage and photography. She received a BFA in Photography at the University of Washington and has held solo exhibitions in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Vancouver, B.C.; and been included in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Miami, FL; London, England; and Athens, Greece. Russell is co-founder and curatorial director of Violet Strays and is also a managing partner/curator of Vignettes Gallery, an alternative exhibition space with a mission to enable writers and exhibit under-represented contemporary artists. Russell lives and works in Seattle, WA with her husband.
Alyssa Volpigno is a co-founder and curatorial director of the online gallery Violet Strays with artist Serrah Russell. She currently contributes to the Seattle Met Magazine's style blog, and is inspired by creativity and thoughtful work in fashion, food, design, and the arts. Alyssa received a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington in 2010. She lives in Seattle and loves exploring islands, going out for happy hour, and hiking with her dog.