On view Oct. 7th–30th , 2016
Andrew Scott Ross is interested in finding alternative methods of interpreting, recording, and visualizing history. Inspired by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, and Wikipedia, which quixotically attempt to reflect all of cultural production, he has spent the past thirteen years investigating the logic of the encyclopedic museum. The results of these activities have taken the form of drawings videos, sculptures, and immersive environments – each work being different in material but consistently focused on the deconstruction of historical narratives; how truth relates to documentation; and how to reimagine the encyclopedic museum as a form of self-expression.
The exhibition Modern Life presents a portion of Ross’s fictive museum. The gallery’s floors and walls display forms that allude to the Geometric abstraction and Minimalist sculptures of the 1960’s. Many of these formal objects will double as nocturnal habitats for crickets as a way to reinsert the living into the austere art of late modernism.
Andrew Scott Ross received his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, and his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He subsequently studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Ross has exhibited his work at The Museum of Art and Design in New York, The Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin, and the Le Commun at the Building of Contemporary Art in Geneva Switzerland, amongst many others. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Sculpture Magazine, and the Village Voice. Currently, Ross is an Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University where he teaches drawing.
For a full CV visit: andrewscottross.com