Iceman Returns by Andrew Ross @ American Medium, New York [14 September]

Iceman Returns by Andrew Ross

18:00 - 23:00

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American Medium
515 W. 20th St. #3N, New York, New York 10011
Iceman Returns
Andrew Ross
September 14th — October 15th, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 14th, 2017 — 6 — 11 PM

24 Humans, a performance by Malcolm Lomax with Sean Seaton

Performance begins promptly at 9pm and continues for 20 minutes.

DJ set by Jake Dibeler — 9:30 — 11 PM

— The soul is a self-sealing thermoplastic, polystyrene, expanding foam, emergency blanket, raspberry pi, magic sculpt, isomalt sugar, mylar, crystal clear, digital display, LCD curtain, polycarbonate, shell.

In the event of sculpture: An entity or group in a certain place and time are involved in a moment that could only happen to them under the circumstances.

American Medium is pleased to present Iceman Returns, a series of sculptures and wall works surrounding themes of cladding and theatrics by Andrew Ross. For his first solo exhibition with the gallery – and the first exhibition at American Medium’s Manhattan location – Ross uses geometric forms to modify the body and its devices, creating interior spaces within animated, hard-shell facades.

Using analog interpretations of digital design cornerstones, such as revolving and extrusion, Ross's forms exploit concentricity and interconnected parts. He makes passages and stages for fictitious characters, allowing his sculptures to be occupied in ways counter to how they are first perceived. These inhabitants, sculptural squatters, are energetic caricatures and anthropomorphic blobs and meshes; absorptive in their ignorance of the viewer and absorbed into each other. They suggest a distillation of conflict and event into simplified forms that perhaps only caricatures can enact; gestures of pointing and contorting, releasing energy toward each other.

Andrew Ross (b. 1989, Miami, FL) has exhibited at The Drawing Center, Artists Space Books and Talks, The James Gallery at CUNY Center for the Humanities, Signal Gallery, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Recent solo exhibitions include Holes at False Flag, New York and Chassis at Clima Gallery, Milan. His work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, W Magazine, Cultured Magazine and Mousse Magazine.

— Malcolm Lomax performs an improvisational take on the sound work 24 Humans, presenting new pockets of sound and recitation from the project. 24 Humans is a sound work composed of four poems written by Lomax and sonically manipulated by Sean Seaton. It navigates notions of intimacy in correlation to biological concepts such as: shelter, evolution, adornment, and warfare. Anthropological concerns are moved from cold, object and observation driven models to ones of emotional and spiritual connection. The concepts originate from the artist's attempt to find a form that can oscillate between the macro and micro with ease while retaining emotional resonance. The project will be released in full in early 2018 with 3 additional tracks and video by Wickerham & Lomax.
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