Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Ross-Ho presents a new exhibition for the Dodd Galleries comprised of video, sculpture and textiles. Continuing her ongoing interest in the recursive ecologies of observed phenomena, sites of production, and individual versus collective experience, THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY combines amplified forms into a theatrical tableau.
Borrowing from the language of news reportage, the works in the exhibition chronicle part of a suburban ritual that took place on a singular evening in Northern California, but could easily act as an analog to the precariousness of our contemporary global condition. Entwining various currencies of the liminal, fractured narrative ultimately serves as both the subject and the structure of the work. And as the title acutely suggests, the exhibition aims to deliver a message that is both urgent and uncertain.
Amanda Ross-Ho was born in Chicago in 1975. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Ross-Ho has exhibited widely in museums and galleries worldwide. She has had solo exhibitions at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2017); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2014); and Praz-Delavallade, Paris (2015). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the 2008 Whitney Biennal, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2010); and Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (2011); among many other institutions.