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JK Russ, Lost Oasis, 2020, video

Lost Oasis


n. pl. o·a·ses (-sēz)

1. A fertile or green area in a desert or wasteland, made so by the presence of water.

2. A situation or place preserved from surrounding unpleasantness;

 a refuge: an oasis of serenity amid chaos.

- American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 


In the era of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have lost our collective oases.

JK Russ, August 2020


JK Russ is originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand where she graduated from MIT in Auckland and is now based in Las Vegas.

She works predominantly in the medium of collage, and the relationship of humans with the natural environment as an ongoing theme. Her work has been described as ‘absorbing the awe of the desert and its sculptural rock formations and creatures, along with her observations of the sexually charged casino culture, built on fantasy and illusion’.

She has created interactive installations at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the Life is Beautiful Festival, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and the Clark County Rotunda Gallery.




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