Amanda Ross-Ho — How to Remove Dark Spots
How to Remove Dark Spots
Past: March 21 → May 23, 2015
Praz-Delavallade presents How to Remove Dark Spots, Amanda Ross-Ho’s first exhibition with the gallery consisting of new sculpture, paintings, textiles and site-specific gestures.
How to Remove Dark Spots is a new installation that explores the artist’s ongoing interest in the looping relationships between production and presentation, the universal and the personal, and the reflexive interplay between these objective and subjective territories.
Directly engaging the architectural anatomy of the gallery as well as employing hyperbolic gestures native to the site of the studio, How to Remove Dark Spots ruptures the veneers of direct experience and the sensations of looking through the collapse of binaries: genuine artifacts and articulated props, archeology and theatre. Maps, architectural scale models, and other location devices are polluted with cultural strata, authentic and simulated relics, and self-conscious objects engaged in decidedly linguistic behavior. Forensic residue of the hand at work is amplified and atomized in careful orchestration. Color palettes bleed between diverse entities and peripheral spaces insistently slip into the primary.
Wild shifts in scale and points of view engage close focus while simultaneously providing an establishing shot. The result is an environment of acute disorientation.
Amanda Ross-Ho holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Southern California. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Cherry & Martin, Los Angeles, Hoet Bekaert, Belgium, The Pomona Museum of Art, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, The Visual Arts Center, Austin, Shane Campbell Gallery, The MOCA, Los Angeles and The Approach, London. Group exhibitions include Artists Space, New York, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, The Orange County Museum of Art, The MOCA, Los Angeles, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, The MOCA, Chicago, The New Museum, the MoMA, New York, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. In 2013, she debuted her first large-scale, outdoor public work at The MOCA, Chicago. Ross-Ho’s work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Modern Painters, Art in America, Flash Art, and Frieze. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Opening Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5 PM