White Bear Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce the opening of Peyton Scott Russell’s first retrospective exhibition, beginning February 2, 2023. Renowned Minneapolis-based graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russell, famous worldwide for his depiction of George Floyd, is returning to WBCA after exhibiting the work of his community-based company SPRAYFiNGERⓇ in fall of 2022. His inaugural retrospective exhibition, Peyton Scott Russell. Artwork. Retrospective. 40 Years., will feature artwork spanning his entire lifetime as an artist, telling the story of how Peyton grew to become an internationally-known artist. The show will run from February 2-March 3 in WBCA’s Ford Family Gallery, free and open to the public during all WBCA business hours.
Peyton Scott Russell (Peyton) started creating as a toddler and has exhibited work professionally since 1990. This retrospective exhibition highlights 40 years, featuring work from Peyton’s high school years to the present. Being a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1991), Peyton has exhibited work from drawings, paintings, screen prints, collage, sculpture, mix-media, installations, murals, and Graffiti-related crafts. The aesthetics of Graffiti Art is a media and genre that would continue to resurface through the years in Peyton’s work. However, graffiti as an art form has not been respected by institutions as serious fine art until recently. This body of work will show the various media, concepts, and ideas Peyton has worked through and continues to examine with the aesthetics of Graffiti Art being at the helm of his creations.