Russ Warren

  • Selected Works


    Sherman and Twelve Minutes in Valencia, 2017
    Painted plaster, 68 x  16 x 14 inches; Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

    Twelve Minutes in Valencia, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas, diptych, 48 x 72 inches

    Flip, 2017.  
    Acrylic on canvas, diptych, 48 x 72 inches

    My Own Logic, 2017.  
    Acrylic on canvas, diptych, 48 x 72 inches

    Truth or Consequences, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas, diptych, 48 x 72 inches

    Moon Supreme, 2017
    Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

    Left to rt: Self Portrait: Fear of Math, 65.5 x 11 x 11″; Sherman, 66 x 10 x 8 inches; Mrs. Myers’ Corner, 76 x 14 x 11 inches, ABC, 66 x 34 x 3 inches
    Painted plaster

    Bull XL, 2017
    Acrylic, India ink, livestock marker, oil stick and scraper on paper, 30 x 22 inches Sold

    Bull XXXIX, 2017
    Acrylic, India ink, livestock marker, oil stick and scraper on paper, 30 x 22 inches Sold

    Bull XLIV, 2017
    Acrylic, India ink, livestock marker, oil stick and scraper on paper, 30 x 22 inches

    Bull XLV 2017
    Acrylic, India ink, livestock marker, oil stick and scraper on paper, 30 x 22 inches

    Bull XVII, 2017
    Acrylic, India ink, livestock marker, oil stick and scraper on paper, 30 x 22 inches

     

     

  • Past Exhibitions

    Russ Warren
    Zaragoza
    8 May – 7 June 2015

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    Russ Warren:
    Galilee

    30 August – 6 October 2013

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    Russ Warren: 
    While We Sleep

    6 October – 13 November 2011

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    Russ Warren: 
    From Magic Mountain

    20 November – 31 December 2009

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    Russ Warren: Portraits
    2 November – 1 December 2007

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    Russ Warren: Forgive Us Not
    5 – 30 October 2005

     

    Russ Warren: From the Sketchbooks
    6 – 28 June 2003

     

    Russ Warren: Mare: A Work in Progress
    23 October – 28 November, 1999

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    Russ Warren and John Borden Evans
    17 October – 14 November, 1997

     

  • Biography

     

        Selected Group Exhibitions
    2017   Animal Instinct, Jepson Center, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA

    Southern Hospitality: The Collaborative Work of Wayne Kline and the Rolling Stone Press, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

    2016   Manger Scene: Paintings and Installations by Pam Black, Virginia Van Horn, Lester Van Winkle, Russ Warren and Aggie Zed, Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA
    2016   Picasso, Lydia and Friends II: William Bennett, Dean Dass, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers, Russ Warren, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
     

    2014

      Picasso, Lydia and Friends II: William Bennett, Dean Dass, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers, Russ Warren, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2013   Bombay Artisan Series Regional Finalist Exhibition, International Visions

         Gallery, Washington, DC

    2012   Collage: Earl Staley and Russ Warren, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville,

         VA

    2012   Picasso, Lydia and Friends: William Bennett, Dean Dass, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers, Russ Warren, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2012   Commentary: Exhibition of Southeastern Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery,

         Charlotte, NC

    2011   Picasso:  Prints from the Mediterranean; Warren:  Prints of the Bull, Les

         Yeux du Monde

    2009   The Bridge, Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
    2007   A Decade of Collecting, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville,

         VA

    2005   Equus II, curated by Sarah Sargent, The Arts Center in Orange
    2004   Gallery Artists, Les Yeux du Monde
    2004   The Figure, Inside and Out, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    2001   Reconstructing Eden:  Contemporary American Landscape Painting, Hodges

         Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

    2000   Painting in the Year 2000, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2000   North Carolina 20th-Century Masters, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC

     

    1998   Moving into the Millennium: Light, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    1999   Moving into the Millennium: Darkness, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville,

         VA

    1996   Summer Solstice Show, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    1992   Somar Invitational Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, NC
    1992   Lithography:  True Fine Art of Printing, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory,

         NC

    1991   Graphic Figures – Figurative Graphics, 7 American Artists in Cologne,

         Germany

    1991   Art and Social Vision, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
    1990   Images of Faith, Kentucky Museum, Northport, AL
    1989   Looking South:  A Different Dixie, Birmingham Museum of Art,

         Birmingham, AL

    1989   Made in America, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA
    1989   North Carolina Artists Invitational, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
    1988   Vitreographoen, Kunstsammlurger der Veste, Coburg, West Germany
    1988–1990   41st Corcoran Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,

         Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    1987   Fact/Fiction/Fantasy:  Recent Narrative Art in the Southeast, Ewing Gallery,

         University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    1987   Warmer Climate – Cool at Night, Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
    1987   Drawing Redefined, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro,

         NC

    1987   North Carolina Artists Exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh,

         NC

    1987   The Crayon Show, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem,

         NC

    1987   Luminous Impressions:  Prints from Glass Plates, Mint Museum of Art,

         Charlotte, NC

    1986   North Carolina Artists Invitational, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
    1986   Bon a Tirer, Winstone Press and the RJR Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
    1986   Dream Faces, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
    1986   5th Annual North Carolina Sculpture Invitational, Northern Telecom,

         Durham, NC and Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

    1986   Southern Contemporary Artists Invitational, Jacksonville State University

         and Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL

    1986   Black and White:  A Drawing Exhibition, Gallery 29I, lanta, GA; the Georgia

         Museum of Art, Athens, GA; and Ewing Gallery, University of

         Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    1986   The Printed Image:  More Than Meets the Eye, Green Hill Center for North

         Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, January 1986Artists Outside Chicago,

         Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL

    1986   Kind at Koplin, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1986   Art in Public Places, Wilmington, NC
    1986   Four North Carolina Artists, Comma Gallery, Morganton Arts Council,

         Morganton, NC

    1986   Prints From Glass, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
    1986   Drawings, Knight Gallery, Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
    1985   New Figurative Painting, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
    1985   Artists Fellowship Exhibition, North Carolina Arts Council, Southeastern

         Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

    1985   The Figure:  Form and Expression, Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC
    1984   USA:  Portrait of the South, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy
    1984   Here and Now, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
    1984   Venice Biennale, US Information Agency and New Museum of

         Contemporary Art, New York, Venice, Italy

    1984   SECCA VII, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
    1983   Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
    1983   Southern Fervor:  Religious Iconography in Contemporary Southern

         Painting, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,

         Richmond, VA

    1983   On the Leading Edge, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT
    1983   Painting in the South 1564 – 1980, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (catalogue with essays by Donald Kuspit and others)
    1983   Group Show, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
    1983   Intoxication, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
    1982   New Painting I:  American, Middendorf-Lane Gallery, Washington, DC
    1982   Beast, P.S. 1, New York, NY
    1982   Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
    1982   Magic in Art, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC
        Agitated Figures:  The New Emotionalism, Albright-Knox Gallery of Art;

    Hallways Gallery; and Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY and Buffalo,

         NY

    1982   Figurative Images, Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    1982   The Human Figure in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center, New

         Orleans, LA

    1981   Currents:  A New Mannerism, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL
    1981   Changing Visions, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1981   Printmaking Group Show, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-

         Salem, NC

    1981   Figures:  Forms and Expressions, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    1981   Contemporary Drawings, University of California at Santa Barbara
    1981   Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
    1980   New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
    1980   Tragicomedy, Mystery, and Humor, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh,

         NC

    1980   Dog Show, Raleigh Museum of Art, Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, NC
    1980   48th Southeastern Competition, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
    1979   Rutgers Drawing ‘79, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    1979   Regional Exhibition, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
    1979   Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Farthing Art Gallery, Boone,

         NC

    1979   Boston Printmakers 31st Annual, Boston, MA
    1979   Biennial Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
    1979   Recent Prints, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC
    1979   Chiaha Regional Exhibition, First National Bank, Rome, GA
    1979   Charlotte Printmakers Exhibition, Charlotte Observer Building, Charlotte,

         NC

    1979   Houston Area Exhibition, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Gallery Annex, Houston,

         TX

    1979   Art of the Carolinas traveling exhibition, Spring Mills, Fort Mill, SC
    1978   Shelby Annual Juried Exhibition, Shelby, NC
    1977   Houston Area Exhibition, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Gallery Annex, Houston,

         TX

    1977   Amarillo Art Competition, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX
    1977   Shelby Annual Juried Exhibition, Shelby, NC
    1977   Bosch Bash, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
    1976   Artists Invitational, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
    1976   Houston Area Exhibition, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Gallery Annex, Houston,

         TX

    1976   Christmas Print and Drawing Exhibition, San Antonio Museum of Modern

         Art, San Antonio, TX

    1975-1976   Winners Exhibition and Artists Biennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New

         Orleans, LA

    1975   Southeast Texas Collective, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
     
    Selected Collections
    Cary Brown and Steve Epstein, Charlottesville, VA
    Amos Cahan, New York, NY
    Brian St. John Fox, Charlottesville, VA
    Barbara Gladstone, New York, NY
    Capital One, Richmond, VA
    Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
    Chemical Bank, New York, NY
    General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT
    Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
    Dorothy Hodges, Charlotte, NC
    Mr. and Mrs. Morton Hornick
    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
    Nanette Laitman, New York, NY
    Sydney and Francis Lewis Foundation, Richmond, VA
    Sherry and Alan Koppel, Chicago, IL
    Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
    Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
    Leroi Moore Collection, Charlottesville, VA
    New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA
    North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
    Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, University Park, PA
    Victoria and James Newman, Buffalo, NY
    Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
    A. G. Rosen, New Jersey
    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shein, Philadelphia, PA
    Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
    Martin Sklar, New York, NY
    Holly Solomon, New York, NY
    Christie Taylor, Snow Hill, MD
    The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

     

        Selected Catalogues

     

    2015   Russ Warren WORKS, 1971 – 2015, Introduction by Shaw Smith, Essay by Carter Ratcliff, Interview with William Dooley,
    2005   Equus II, curated by Sarah Sargent for the Arts Center in Orange
    1987   North Carolina Artists Exhibition 1987, with a conversation with Roberta

         Smith, Guest Curator, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

    1987   Luminous Impressions:  Prints From Glass Plates, essay by Jane Kessler,

         Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

    1986   Prints From Glass, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
    1986   5th Annual Exhibition of North Carolina Sculpture, Research Triangle Park,

         NC

    1984   Emblems of the Unseeable, by Carter Ratcliff, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1983   Beast, P.S.I., New York, NY
    1983   Painting in the South, 1540-1980, by Donald Kuspit, Virginia Museum,

         Richmond, VA

    1983   Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
    1982   Painting and Sculpture Today:  1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art
    1982   Agitated Figures, New Emotionalism, Hallways Gallery, New York, NY
    1982   Figures, Forms, and Expressions, Albright-Knox Gallery, New York, NY
    1981   Contemporary Drawing, University of California at Santa Barbara
    1981   1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,

          NY

    1980   1980 New Orleans Triennial, by Marcia Tucker and the NOMA
    1980   Rutgers National Drawing ‘79, by Virginia Stell and Rutgers University
    1976   1975 Artists Biennial Winners Exhibition, New Orleans Museum of Art
    1975   1975 Artists Biennial, by NOMA and Jane Livingston
    1975   Southeast Texas Collective, Beaumont Museum of Art, Beaumont, TX

     

     

     

  • Bibliography

    Selected Publications and Reviews
     
    Raenna Lorne, “Artists Gather their Animals for Chroma Exhibition”, C-ville Weekly, 12/7/16
    Mark Leach, “Watch a painter mature in this Davidson exhibition,” Charlotte Observer, Jan. 21, 2016. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article55881275.html
    Russ Warren: WORKS, 1971 – 2015, The Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, January, 2016. http://www.davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org/russ-warren-works-1971-2015/#
    Sarah Lawson, “Velazquez to Picasso: Russ Warren Channels Spain in the Blue Ridge,” C-ville Weekly, May 20 – 26, 2015, 31. http://www.c-ville.com/velazquez-picasso-russ-warren-channels-spain-blue-ridge/.
    Josh McCullar, “Russ Warren’s Music and Magic,” VaMODERN, Feb.18, 2013.
                https://virginiamodern.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/russ-warrens-music-and-magic/
    Cindy Marks, “Artist Profile: Russ Warren,” The Artizen Traveler, Fall 2012, 11 – 19.
                http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/97088.
    Brendan Fitzgerald, “Magic Touch, Inside the funny scary world of Russ Warren,” cover story,
                C-ville Weekly, August 9 – 15, 2011. http://www.c-ville.com/Magic_touch/
    “Checking in with Russ Warren,” C-ville Weekly, June 29, 2010, http://www.c-ville.com/Checking_in_with_Russ_Warren/#.VFZ8NN51M5R
    Catherine Malone, “He’s a Magic Man,” C-ville Weekly, 2009. http://www.c-ville.com/From_Magic_Mountain_Russ_Warren_Les_Yeux_du_Monde/#.VFZF_d51M5Q
    Wendy Edwards, “Adding Myth and Magic to Art,” Homestyle, July 2010, 10-11.
    Ruth Latter, “Inspired by Picasso’s Captivating Ugliness”, The Daily Progress, October 2005
    Sarah Sargent, Equus II, The Arts Center in Orange, 2005.
    M.M., “Mare in the mirror,” C-ville Weekly, November 9 – 15, 1999
    Scott Lucas, “Night Mares,” Creative Loafing, June 26, 1999.
    Richard Schiff, “Russ Warren,” Crafting Concentration: Three Artists at Davidson, 1993, 14 – 17.
    “The 41st Biennial,” The Washington Post, April 5, 1989.
    Mark Kingsley, “Corcoran Biennial Celebrates the Decentralized South” The Arts Journal, June
    1989.
    Robert Godfrey, “Drawing Redefined,” The Arts Journal, November 1987.
    Steven Litt, “New Look Showcases N.C. Art”, July 1987.
    Vivien Raynor, “Russ Warren,” New York Times, December 28, 1985.
    Barry Schwabsky, “Russ Warren’s Magic Theatre,” Arts Magazine, April 1985.
    Jane Kessler, “Russ Warren,” Atlanta Art Papers, November/December 1984.
    Jane Grau, “Russ Warren’s Emblems of the Unseeable,” Arts Journal, November 1984.
    Robert Storr, “Southeast Seven”, The Arts Journal, May 1984, 74.
    Nicolas A. Moufarrege, “Intoxication,” Arts Magazine, April 1983.
    Ronny Cohen, “Russ Warren,” ARTnews, February 1983.
    Susan A. Harris, “Russ Warren,” Arts Magazine, January 1983.
    Marcia Tucker, “An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting,” Artforum, Summer, 1982, 70-75.
    Roberta Smith, “Agitated Figures, The New Emotionalism,” The Village Voice, June 22. 1982
    Merle Schipper, “Changing Visions,” Images & Issues, Summer 1982.
    Richard Flood, “Russ Warren,” Artforum, September 1981, 79-80
    Ellen Schwartz, “The Whitney and Guggenheim,” ARTnews, April 1981.
    Roberta Smith, “Biennial Blues,” Art in America, April 1981.
    Grace Glueck, “How Emerging Artists Emerge,” ARTnews, May 1981.
    Carrie Ricky, “Curatorial Conceptions, Artforum, April 1981.
    Jesse Murray, “Russ Warren,” Arts Magazine, May 1981.
    Elizabeth Hess, “Russ Warren, Xray Visions,” Village Voice, June 3–9, 1981.
     
     
     

     

     

  • Articles & Reviews

    Selected Articles and Reviews

    Raenna Lorne, “Artists Gather their Animals for Chroma Exhibition”, C-ville Weekly, 12/7/16

    Mark Leach, “Watch a painter mature in this Davidson exhibition,” Charlotte Observer, Jan. 21, 2016. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article55881275.html

    Russ Warren: WORKS, 1971 – 2015, The Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, January, 2016. http://www.davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org/russ-warren-works-1971-2015/#

    Sarah Lawson, “Velazquez to Picasso: Russ Warren Channels Spain in the Blue Ridge,” C-ville Weekly, May 20 – 26, 2015, 31. http://www.c-ville.com/velazquez-picasso-russ-warren-channels-spain-blue-ridge/.

    Josh McCullar, “Russ Warren’s Music and Magic,” VaMODERN, Feb.18, 2013.            https://virginiamodern.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/russ-warrens-music-and-magic/Cindy Marks, “

    Artist Profile: Russ Warren,” The Artizen Traveler, Fall 2012, 11 – 19.            http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/97088.

    Brendan Fitzgerald, “Magic Touch, Inside the funny scary world of Russ Warren,” cover story,   C-ville Weekly, August 9 – 15, 2011. http://www.c-ville.com/Magic_touch/“

    “Checking in with Russ Warren,” C-ville Weekly, June 29, 2010, http://www.c-ville.com/Checking_in_with_Russ_Warren/#.VFZ8NN51M5R

    Catherine Malone, “He’s a Magic Man,” C-ville Weekly, 2009. http://www.c-ville.com/From_Magic_Mountain_Russ_Warren_Les_Yeux_du_Monde/#.VFZF_d51M5Q

    Wendy Edwards, “Adding Myth and Magic to Art,” Homestyle, July 2010, 10-11.

    Ruth Latter, “Inspired by Picasso’s Captivating Ugliness”, The Daily Progress, October 2005

    Sarah Sargent, Equus II, The Arts Center in Orange, 2005.M.M., “Mare in the mirror,” C-ville Weekly, November 9 – 15, 1999

    Scott Lucas, “Night Mares,” Creative Loafing, June 26, 1999.

    Richard Schiff, “Russ Warren,” Crafting Concentration: Three Artists at Davidson, 1993, 14 – 17.“

    The 41st Biennial,” The Washington Post, April 5, 1989.

    Mark Kingsley, “Corcoran Biennial Celebrates the Decentralized South” The Arts Journal, June1989.

    Robert Godfrey, “Drawing Redefined,” The Arts Journal, November 1987.

    Steven Litt, “New Look Showcases N.C. Art”, July 1987.

    Vivien Raynor, “Russ Warren,” New York Times, December 28, 1985.

    Barry Schwabsky, “Russ Warren’s Magic Theatre,” Arts Magazine, April 1985.

    Jane Kessler, “Russ Warren,” Atlanta Art Papers, November/December 1984.

    Jane Grau, “Russ Warren’s Emblems of the Unseeable,” Arts Journal, November 1984.

    Robert Storr, “Southeast Seven”, The Arts Journal, May 1984, 74.

    Nicolas A. Moufarrege, “Intoxication,” Arts Magazine, April 1983.

    Ronny Cohen, “Russ Warren,” ARTnews, February 1983.

    Susan A. Harris, “Russ Warren,” Arts Magazine, January 1983.

    Marcia Tucker, “An Iconography of Recent Figurative Painting,” Artforum, Summer, 1982, 70-75.

    Roberta Smith, “Agitated Figures, The New Emotionalism,” The Village Voice, June 22. 1982

    Merle Schipper, “Changing Visions,” Images & Issues, Summer 1982.

    Richard Flood, “Russ Warren,” Artforum, September 1981, 79-80

    Ellen Schwartz, “The Whitney and Guggenheim,” ARTnews, April 1981.

    Roberta Smith, “Biennial Blues,” Art in America, April 1981.

    Grace Glueck, “How Emerging Artists Emerge,” ARTnews, May 1981.

    Carrie Ricky, “Curatorial Conceptions, Artforum, April 1981.

    Jesse Murray, “Russ Warren,” Arts Magazine, May 1981.

    Elizabeth Hess, “Russ Warren, Xray Visions,” Village Voice, June 3–9, 1981.