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Michelle Ross
Symptomatic
New Paintings and Photographs

June 6 - June 29, 2013
Michelle Ross
With Symptomatic Michelle Ross examines the relationship between abstract painting and digital photography, a medium used to record, disseminate, and contextualize painting. In this exhibition she conflates the reception of both by presenting photographed paintings on paper alongside paintings on panel. The project is an exploration of the values we assign to the language of materials, to original and copy, and the mutability of meaning. Using pages from W magazine as a foundation for constructing abstract images, typographic design and fashion photography are translated into idiosyncratic formalism. As with her work utilizing fabric and collage, she continues to use abstraction as a method of transforming the ubiquitous and familiar.

Ross received her BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR) and her MFA from Washington State University. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In 2012, Ross was named as a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts. Her work is held by a number of collections including the Rhode Island School of Design Special Collections, the City of Portland, Willamette University, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Portland Art Museum in both its main collection and the Gilkey Print Center.



Exhibition Images


Agent
archival pigment print
11 x 14 inches

 
 
Dundas_ The Same Way That When You Make Love To Somebody Many Times_ February 2011
Dundas: The Same Way That When You Make Love To Somebody Many Times/ February 2011
paper, aluminum leaf and oil on birch panel
50 x 65 inches

 
 

October
archival pigment print
24 x 30 inches

 
 
Cover
Cover
archival pigment print
24 x 30 inches

 
 

BOBB
aluminum leaf, oil and graphite on birch panel
47 x 36 inches

 
 

KM/DH
plaster, paper, aluminium leaf, sharpie, oil and graphite on birch panel
39 x 30 inches

 
 

Continued On
plaster, paper, aluminum leaf, oil and graphite on birch panel
39 x 30 inches

 
 

SZF
paper, plaster, 14k white gold leaf, aluminum leaf, oil and graphite on bir
52 x 40 inches

 
 
To Get At Some Sort of Truth
To Get At Some Sort of Truth
paper, plaster, aluminum leaf, oil and graphite on birch paper
65 x 50 inches

 
 

 
 

 

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