Andrew Ross at Clima

Artist: Andrew Ross

Exhibition title: Chassis

Venue: Clima, Milan, Italy

Date: June 24 – September 9, 2017

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Clima, Milan

Chassis, is the word for the base structure of a car, onto which all the other parts attach. It also sounds a bit like a person’s name. The desires latent in the anthropomorphism of this sound associated with what’s “under the hood” are exposed by the fanaticism accompanying car parts, extending into toy and model versions. DIY vacuum forming is in a sense a political act, to take a technique used by mass production and to do it in your home and to uniquely customize your plastic shells. It’s a hobby associated with toy cars and cosplay, and other avenues where plastic bodies are interchangeable to their chassis.

The show is comprised of plastic parts that interconnect to create hollow objects bordering on figurative, abstract and functional.

Andrew Ross (b. 1989 in Miami, FL) lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union, New York in 2007 and has since then attended residencies at Skowhegan, LMCC, Atelier Mondial, the Drawing Center and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York. Recent solo exhibitions: American Medium (upcoming inaugural exhibition at the new gallery’s space in NYC); Holes, False Flag Projects; Dog Chases Rabbit, SIGNAL, New York. Recent group exhibitions: the Drawing Center; Artists Space; the James Gallery at CUNY Center for the Humanities; SIGNAL and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

Andrew Ross, Chassis, 2017, exhibition view, Clima, Milan

Andrew Ross, Chassis, 2017, exhibition view, Clima, Milan

Andrew Ross, Chassis, 2017, exhibition view, Clima, Milan

Andrew Ross, The Medium, 2017, Light bulbs, aluminium, plastic, electrical components, steel wires, 200 x 120 cm

Andrew Ross, The Medium, 2017, Light bulbs, aluminium, plastic, electrical components, steel wires, 200 x 120 cm

Andrew Ross, The Medium, 2017, Light bulbs, aluminium, plastic, electrical components, steel wires, 200 x 120 cm

Andrew Ross, The Jump, 2017, Plastic, high density foam, 53 x 11 x 55 cm

Andrew Ross, Untitled (vortex), 2017, Plastic, aluminium, wood, 77 x 30 x 178 cm

Andrew Ross, Mask, 2017, Plastic, 45 x 40 x 8 cm

Andrew Ross, Mask, 2017, Plastic, 45 x 40 x 8 cm

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