Wall at WAM: Alexander Ross
|Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2007, inkjet, 17’ x 67,’ Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery|
March 22, 2007 - September 2008
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Experience the spectacle.
Known for paintings that are uniquely hybrid in nature, Alexander Ross produced a project for the Museum’s Wall at WAM series that adapts his imagery and technique for the second-story setting and grand scale of the Renaissance Court. The result is a new kind of hybrid based on clay elements, photography, drawing and inkjet, which creates a frieze-like expanse activating the entire sixty-seven foot wall. For all their obvious differences, Ross’ mural shares with the ancient Worcester Hunt mosaic, located below, an action and aesthetic that are notable for disorienting shifts in scale, non-illusionistic space, and moments of improvisation within a system of representation. Although separated by 1500 years, the mosaic and Ross’ mural powerfully emulate human emotions, then and now, about the external world.
See the Gallery Guide to learn more about the exhibition.
This project has been supported by a grant from The Artist’s Resource Trust. Additional generous support provided by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund, David and Marlene Persky, and Worcester Magazine.
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Opening Reception for the Artist
Thursday, March 22, 2007, 7PM
Appetizers and cash bar.
No RSVP required. Free with Museum admission.
Join us to celebrate the installation and meet the artist.