Initiation

by Legacy Russell

1. The Mom-to-Be

“The mom-to-be” played by Adrea Teasdale.

2. The Party Girl

“The party girl” played by Rance Palmer.

3. The Bride

“The bride” played by Maria Dizzia

4. The Mourner

“The mourner” played by Elizabeth Koke

5. Portrait

Commissioned for the Museum of Arts and Design, New York


About the Artist:

Legacy Russell is a writer, artist and curator. She has worked at and produced programs for The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Creative Time, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Legacy is one-third of the curatorial production team Limited Time Only. In September 2011, she was appointed as Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s renowned online journal, BOMBlog, where she has since stayed on as a Contributing Editor. Outside of BOMB, her work can be found in a variety of publications:DIS, Canteen, The Well & Often Reader, Exit Strata, The Society Pages, Guernica, Berfrois and beyond. A candidate for an MRes of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths University, her creative and academic work explores mourning, remembrance, iconography, and idolatry within the public realm.