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Bliss
Bliss (small)
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
32 x 7 x 13"
Edition of 5
Only $3,000!
On display now in the west gallery!

Bliss
                  (large)
Bliss (large)
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
74 x 8 x 6"
Edition of 8
$50,000


Boundless Spirit
Boundless Spirit
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
40 x 18 x 11"
Edition of 2
$54,000
On display now in the east gallery!


Counterpoint
Counterpoint
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  19 x 24 x 10"
$14,000
On display now in the west gallery!


Russell
                  sculptures in the center gallery

REFLECTIONS: Highly Polished Stainless Steel Sculptures by California artist James T. Russell opened May 15, 2011 where the public had the opportunity of meeting the artist at Saper Galleries, 433 Albert Avenue in downtown East Lansing, Michigan. The artist gave a presentation to the community showing how he designs, fabricates, polishes and installs his monumental sculptures.  (See the slides here.)  And here are photos showing the views of Lansing's new sesquicentennial sculpture!

James
                          T. Russell

From Motorola's headquarters in Beijing to the Bellagio and other hotels in Las Vegas, James T. Russell has been awarded dozens of special commissions to design and fabricate highly polished monumental stainless steel sculptures for public squares, hospitals, airports, libraries, universities, and corporations, among others.  In Lansing, Michigan his 20-foot tall Inspiration was unveiled Sunday, May 15 behind the Lansing City Market on the bank of the Grand River.  See photos of the installation here and Scott Pohl's WKAR interview with the artist here!  That link also displays a slide show of Scott's photos of the Inspiration sculpture.


After the unveiling the artist visited with the public at Saper Galleries where Gallery owner Roy C. Saper has installed a selection of Russell's smaller size polished stainless steel sculptures intended for homes and offices.  Like his monumental sculptures the sculptures at the Saper Galleries exhibition are like ribbons of shaped polished steel curving around like a mobius strip floating in air stopped in a fixed pose that changes, in some cases dramatically, as one moves around the artwork.

James T. Russell
                      speaking at Saper Galleries

"I've have known of Russell's extraordinarily high-quality designs and fabricated sculptures for many years", noted Saper.  "Russell regularly wins competitions for public art programs throughout the country.  Lansing's Sesquicentennial Committee chose well in selecting Russell (and his flawless experience in creating super large sculptures) and commissioning him to create the Lansing Sesquicentennial 'Inspiration'."  Saper noted that two other significant public works of art are also of highly polished stainless steel: Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate, the bean-shaped sculpture at Millennium Park in Chicago, and the St. Louis Arch.

Russell's smaller stainless steel sculptures at the Saper Galleries exhibition also reflect the environment in which they are installed as the highly polished surfaces act like mirrors to the surrounding spaces.

Russell received his Masters of Fine Art degree in Monumental Sculpture at California State University at Long Beach and makes his home in Lomita, California.

In celebration of Saper Galleries' first 33 years in downtown East Lansing, its exhibition REFLECTIONS: Highly Polished Stainless Steel Sculptures by California artist James T. Russell continued through July, 2011 although several of the limited edition sculptures remain on display today.   Please contact us to confirm availability of sculptures that you may wish to acquire.

The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturdays 10am to 6pm.  The Gallery is also open the First Sunday Monthly from 1 to 4pm.

Eternal Flight
Eternal Flight
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
28 x 24 x 11"
Edition of 75
$20,000
On display now in the east gallery!
Eternal Spring
Eternal Spring
Polished stainless steel sculpture
 on granite base
24 x 11 x 5"
Unique
$7,500

Eternal Star
Eternal Star
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  15 x 11 x 5"
Unique
$4,000

Evening Star
Evening Star
Polished stainless steel sculpture
 on granite base

  24.5 x 10 x 6.5"
Edition of 75
$7,000

Polestar
Polestar
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  22 x 18 x 11"
Edition of 75
$11,000

Samadi
Samadhi
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  28.5 x 11 x 9"
Edition of 69

$8,000

Side by
                  Side
Side by Side
Polished stainless steel sculpture
 on granite base

  15  x 8 x 6"
Edition of 75
$5,000
Soaring
                  Hope
Soaring Hope
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  35.5  x 18 x 12"
Edition of 50
$20,000

Spirit
                  Song
Spirit Song
Polished stainless steel sculpture
 on granite base

  27.5  x 18 x 10"
Edition of 75
$14,000
Also available 22 x 11 x 5" for $5,000


Springtime
Springtime
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  29 x 13 x 13"
Edition of 75
$14,000

Stellare
Stellare
Polished stainless steel sculpture
 on granite base

  30 x 16 x 14"
Edition of 75
$22,000

Summertime
Summertime
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  22 x 11 x 5"
Edition of 2
Sold out

Voyage to Excellence
Voyage to Excellence
Polished stainless steel sculpture on granite base
  32 x 13 x 9"
Edition of 75
$11,000

World
                  Within
World Within (large)
Polished stainless steel sculpture
 on granite base

  30  x 27 x 19"
Edition of 50
$22,000
On display now in the east gallery!
Also available 22 x 20 x 16" for $13,000

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