GAB Studio. Saturday, June 5th, 2010. 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Ross Ford outlines his creative philosophy, Iterative Expression – a continuing exploration of emotion through a consistent expressive process. When Ford started showing his expressive iterations on Lincoln Road in 2006, they were recognizable faces, since then they have mutated into more abstract, complex and less recognizable images. That progression is what Iterative Expression is all about: a constant metamorphosis of line and color that defines an internal subconscious space. The shape of chaos can be defined by consistent measurement. Each painting is an evolution of the last. Whereas repetition aims to produce identical copies, the goal of iteration is to produce unique variations.
Since 2006 Ford has produced nearly 400 large paintings, each different, each evolved from the last. More than 120 iterations of the progression will be on display at GAB Studio on June 5th. The paintings will be hung in chronological order so that viewers can experience the evolution of the work. In addition to the paintings, drawings, photos and pages from his sketchbook illuminating the creative process will also be on display. This exhibit represents the last 4 years of work in Miami – beginning with paintings that he originally sold on the street to his most recent studio work.
About Ross Ford:
Starting on the street, Ford graduated to nightclubs and alternative spaces, then to Butter Gallery in 2007. Since July 2009 he has been working out of his studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex and participating in various shows at spaces like Artlab33, GAB Studio and the Overthrow booth at Aqua Art Fair in Wynwood during Art Basel 2009.
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GAB Studio / Wynwood Arts District
105 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127