Last night felt like a nomadic homecoming for me. I had the pleasure of attending the preview reception of Russell James‘ Nomad Two Worlds Limited Editions Exhibition at the CATM Chelsea Gallery here in New York. Russell and I have been on a nomadic journey together for years now and we’ve seen the exhibition travel the globe from Australia to LA to Berlin to Haiti; it was really amazing for me to see this exhibition, an expression of something I love so much, here in New York City. It was a joy to attend with my friends and family.
The exhibition boasts an exquisite collection of signature Nomad Two World pieces with a special focus on the works of Indigenous Australian collaborators Clifton Bieundurry and Nathan Mundraby. For me, the room was filled with so many familiar faces, not only those captured in Russell’s beautiful images, but also the members of our Nomad Two World family; people such as Paul Boon, Olive Knight, Hugh and Deb Jackman, and Lisa Fox. Even though it was intended to be a “small” evening, Russell never does anything small. It was no surprise that the event was also attended by some of the most prominent figures in the New York art scene like Calvin Klein, Sandy Brant and Ingrid Sischy. Even Adriana Lima stopped by and shared with me how excited she is to return to Haiti.
While I was thrilled to attend the preview of the exhibition, what I am most excited about is the opportunity for you to experience it. The official launch is happening on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8. It is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Indigenous and threatened cultures while experiencing one of my personal passions. Your support means the world to our Nomad Two World family as proceeds from the sale of artwork helps support the artists and the Nomad Two Worlds Foundation. It is the foundation that has made it possible for Clifton, Nathan, Paul and Olive to participate in the 10-week NYC run of Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway.
Please stop by the exhibition; it is a window into my passionate world of preserving cultures and I know you’ll love it just as much as I do.