Artist BioAndrew Ross is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work deals with conflicts between perception and representation. Ross integrates found material into inventive processes for creating images and sculpture, yielding an aggregate of history and the imagination. His group exhibitions include Take It With You, Jack Chiles Gallery, New York, NY (2012); Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB), Knockdown Center, Queens, NY (2012); Size/Scale/Repetition, General Practice, Miami, FL (2012); and July, CEO Gallery, Malmo, Sweden (2012). Ross has been an artist-in-residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space (2013), as well as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2011). He also won the Alex Katz Fellowship (2011), and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Award for exceptional ability in the field of sculpture (2011). Ross received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Reverse Engineering

Composite Shadow of a House Plant, live potted plant, cardboard, tape, plaster, steel, plastic leaves, paint
Reverse Engineering is a sculptural body of work in which found or common objects and materials are used in atypical ways in order to create self-contained objects.
Composite Shadow of a House Plant, live potted plant, cardboard, tape, plaster, steel, plastic leaves, paint
Reverse Engineering II, playing cards, resin, wood, clear tape
Reverse Engineering I, concrete, steel, soil, plastic packaging, latex house paint
Synchronous Asynchronous Machine, oscillating fan, small fan motor, wood, chrome plated rod, wire, steel, extension cord
"Immutable, Unchangeable, Imitable", resin, fiberglass, cardboard tubes, metallic fabric, shop vac with motor removed and replaced by a small fan, electrical cord

Representation and Ownership

Gravity Drawing (Hangman)
This body of work deals with the implications of mimesis and representation on ownership through various functions: Depicting widely known symbols and imagery, drawn with an idiosyncratic process, which alter how one views the image; extending objects over the edges of photographic documentation of a space, implying activity in areas that the viewer cannot see; removing signs from their original context; meticulously depicting appendages that cannot be scrutinized or verifiably linked to their owner; sanctioned graffiti on an architectural scale.
Gravity Drawing (Hangman)
Raf's Thumb
Off Screen Bars
Danger Do Not Lean
John Henry for Martin Puryear (installation view), navy blue spray paint on wall

Roquentin (Proposal)

Pattern Event
My proposed project, and current body of work are collages that deal with flattening space and time. They deal with multiple printing processes and fragments of photographs layered into cohesive wholes, sculptural elements integrated into systems that make them appear flat as they enter a story implied by the image.
Pattern Event
Catface Study


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