Wallworks Artist Interview with Amanda Ross-Ho

Wallworks Artist Interview with Amanda Ross-Ho



everybody's didn't work most were like yeah exactly at least there's not like paint on my actual face my name is Amanda Roscoe and I'm based in Los Angeles this is a site-specific project for yerba buena the exhibition premise was put together by the curator Betty Sue Hertz who asked all the artists to create on-site projects I've been working in kind of an installation mode for a few years now and I've done quite a bit of work that responds directly to architecture as well as specific nuances that happen in the context and so a lot of times I'll build projects on site but really have never built something of this scale or scope to date so this has been a really great experience to sort of have such a ample installation window to put together our project and so the piece idea device here is kind of a piece that unpacked the life cycle of the creative process and what I've done is created nine painted panels that over the course of the exhibition are Susan the installation period where John painted and then excavated with by removing the painted areas and what remains is a kind of framing of the actual wall space by virtue of the way that we painted the paintings the paint actually bled through the canvas which is on the primed and raw and left an imprint on the wall itself and my interest was on in the idea that uh viewer would come in maybe sort of halfway through the installation process and see the paintings being made and perhaps you know work within that set of expectations that that that was going to be the final artwork and then by removing the painted areas what I'm presenting at the exhibition opening is kind of an accumulation of negative spaces and so really what I'm trying to do is call attention to the wall space each area where there was a you know a painted form is showing like it's at the actual sheetrock of the wall with a new type of sort of painted surface I guess I just like to add that it's been a really rewarding experience and that you know like I said I've I've had other experiences installing and working on site but this has been particularly great because of the not only the time period but the context in which all of the artists are doing the same thing we've really been able to sort of watch each other work in a way that's been really fantastic and yeah it's been just really really really nice so thanks so much thank you

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