Dave Russo Art

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BIOGRAPHY

EVENTS

 

ART

NEW RELEASES
Slave to the Traffic Light
Tardigrade


Dylan Lyric Illustrations


PET PORTRAITS

EVENT POSTERS

LANDSCAPE SERIES
Covered Bridges
Dominican Ruins
Northampton MA
Ashfield MA
Brattleboro VT

Mayan Ruins
Niagara Falls
Arizona
Skylines
Phields
Music Venues

PORTRAITS
Main Portait Gallery
Lot Artifacts
Frank Zappa
Les Claypool
PHISH

GREETING CARDS
Christmas

ETSY STORE

NORTHAMPTON MA SERIES

Released: March 2018 for Exhibit at The Green Bean in Northampton.
Most are sold. The remains, as well as prints, are available for purchase here.

Artist Statement

This is a place I've called home since 1998. Recorded 2 solo albums and 5 Primate Fiasco albums here. Dated two thirds of the female population. Helped reform street performance laws. Sold out many of the venues and managed to produce free concerts for the public by way of sponsor cooperation. I was on a first name basis with half of the business owners and served as a mediator between pan handlers and the people who were trying to remove them. I was a radio spokesman for two local businesses and have marched/performed in several rallies. I used my art to raise money and awareness for public school students, cancer patients, refuges, abused women, and other advocates. I managed a cooperative residence that helped students and entrepreneurs afford temporary stays in an otherwise expensive area. I helped outside bands get a foothold here where they now sell out venues. This was when Northampton was starting to show up on a more national map, gaining a reputation for being one of those small artistically vibrant and liberal communities. I was so thankful to call it my home.

And then seemingly overnight it became a place that I didn't feel welcome or safe. Nothing changed (much) about the town itself. I was just dealt some unfortunate cards. I was spending enough time on the road with the band, I was able to forge friendships and community everywhere else. I still live here for now. Sometimes because I contemplate trying to salvage the area as my home, and sometimes because I want to be able to take a selfie in case the zombie apocalypse happens to start here. The architecture is loaded with personal memories. Each drawing has at least a hundred memories and people associated with it.

North
Main Street - North Side


Main Street - South Side

First Churches

 

Osaka

 

Bishops/Sierra

 

Masonic Lot

 

Academy Of Music

 

Packards

 

Hotel Northampton

 

Calvin Theater

 

City Hall

 

Lower Main St

 

Upper Main St

 

Forbes Library

 

Woodstar