UNTITLED NOTHING FACTORY is a site-specific work by Amanda Ross-Ho that examines the boundaries of the white cube, the direct and indirect products of creative expression, and the connectivity of the visual world.
During the course of this evolving on-site work, Ross-Ho will invite viewers to become participants in an ongoing examination of the boundaries of the white cube, the direct and indirect products of creative expression, and the connectivity of the visual world. Her site-specific installation will transform the Vaulted Gallery into an active worksite dedicated to producing three basic elements: blank stretched canvases, simple hand-built ceramic vessels, and handmade paper. Ross-Ho collapses the life cycle of the creative process through the performative act of embedding the gallery with the energy of production. The three manifestations of the ‘empty’ space produced—canvas, vessel, page—will create an environment that both formalizes the ability for massive potential and serves as witness to mass activity.
UNTITLED NOTHING FACTORY: Invitation to Participate
February 5, 2011
As part of UNTITLED NOTHING FACTORY, the VAC invites the public to spend the day with Ross-Ho as an active contributor to her Vaulted Gallery installation, which will be comprised of workstations that are outfitted with the tools and materials to produce three basic elements: stretched canvases, simple hand-built ceramic vessels, and handmade sheets of 8½ x 11 inch paper. Through this process, the gallery will be transformed into an active worksite in order to collapse the boundaries between sites of ‘presentation’ and ‘production’ and to shift the role of the viewer from a passive observer to an active participant.
Amanda Ross-Ho received her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and her M.F.A. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2006. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Ross-Ho lives and works in Los Angeles and is currently represented by Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York; and The Approach, London.