August 30 – October 7, 2017

Scott Ross

Present Tense

Linfield Gallery is pleased to present an installation of newly created work by Scott Ross, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Linfield College. In a startling denial of the gallery’s typically soaring architecture, Present Tense creates an environmental experience that addresses themes of compression, pressure, and the duality of the familiar and unfamiliar. Using typical building martials, the venue is transformed into a distorted space in which audiences are invited to contemplate both they’re own physical presence, as well as the movement of light through seams in the ceiling.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Scott Ross is the Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Linfield College. He was born in 1971 in Michigan and earned BA (1997) degrees in Ceramics and Creative Writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. He has earned his MFA (2012) in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE).

During the last eight years he has participated in 35 exhibitions (11 solo and 24 two person/group with 3 international), including exhibitions at the Museo del Vino, Laumeier Sculpture Park and The Tarble Arts Center. In the fall of 2011 he established The Placeless Space Studio, an alternative exhibition space, in an 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse on the grounds of America’s Central Port (ACP), Granite City, IL.

Scott is currently building a dynamic Sculpture area at Linfield College with course offerings in metal fabrication, large scale/public sculpture, casting and a digital fabrication/3D print lab

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