BOX 13 ArtSpace presents Andrew Scott Ross: At All Times opening reception
Andrew Scott Ross is interested in how history is interpreted, recorded, and visualized. In efforts to act out his research, he has spent the past 13 years creating an encyclopedic museum inspired by institutions that quixotically attempt to reflect all of human history, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, and Wikipedia.
The two installations, Dry Erase and Century Zoo, presented in this exhibition are elements constructed for his museum's prehistory and classical antiquity wings. The installation Dry Erase is comprised of artificial boulders encased in dry-erase board paint, and displays impermanent drawings that reflect visual observations taken within close proximity of the gallery. These drawings take cues from prehistoric rock art and more contemporary modes of mark making in efforts to compare the two.
Century Zoo is an evolving collection of drawings that are inspired by objects from Neolithic and Classical Antiquity. These drawings aggressively blend, distort, and flatten elements of this quintessential period of Western Art History into an expressive collection of quickly rendered works. Each piece is made from a mix of mud, charcoal, and paint - then brashly curated into an installation comprised of wooden stakes on a stage (or stages).
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 30.