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AMANDA ROSS-HO IN NEW PHOTOGRAPHY 2010

December 7, 2010  |  New Photography 2010
Amanda Ross-Ho in New Photography 2010

In recent years, with the increasing turn toward the digital, photography has become more complex and varied in its range of possible representational renderings. Photography is at a point of transformation, and in organizing the New Photography 2010 exhibition, I wanted to be responsive to these changes and bring together a group of artists who have expanded the conventional definitions of the medium.

Expose for the Shadows, Develop for the Highlights (Perforated Sampler): White Light, Crewel Point, Triangle 208.33%, Glasses (His), Portrait (Hers). Installation view. 2010. Hand-drilled Sheetrock, wood, latex paint, chromogenic color prints, CNC-cut acrylic, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. © 2010 Amanda Ross-Ho

In my conversation with photographer Amanda Ross-Ho, one of the four artists featured in New Photography 2010, she talked about the inspirations for her work and her process. Amanda grew up in a family of photographers, both commercial and artistic. Inspired by the material culture of the artist’s studio, her distinctive installation, expressly conceived for the New Photography 2010 exhibition, includes a hand-drilled Sheetrock panel covered with found images scanned from craft manuals and photography textbooks, and pictures with familial significance, such as reprints of photographs taken by her parents.

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