토니 로스 (b. 1957)
미국, 뉴욕 출신 토니 로스는 1997부터 도자기/조각물을 집중적으로 탐구해왔다. 처음에는 기능성 도자기에 이끌었던 로스는 고열 된 도자기와 석기를 독특한 제품으로 구성해 소규모 생산 라인을 만들었다. 로스는 모모야마 시대 (16세기 후반)에 처음 사용 된 일본 도자기 유약인 “시노(shino)”에 대한 관심이 높아지면서 작업에 새로운 도전과 재료의 대한 연구를 하게 되었다.
로스는 1988년에 이사한 롱 아이랜드의 동쪽 끝을 둘러싼 빛과 바다의 풍경에 영향을 받아 작품을 만든다. 크고 작은 형태에서 힘을 찾는 각 조각은 “필요한” 크기이다. 로스는 각 작품을 컨테이너로 생각한다; 시간, 감정, 경험의 용기. 또한, 용기와 토템의 건축적 및 입방체 속성은 로스에게 모양과 표면, 균형 및 불안정성, 표현주의 및 일시적인 요소를 다루는 시각적 관계에 대한 사전을 제공했다.
Born and raised in New York City, Toni Ross attended Wesleyan University, where she studied ceramics and the arts, graduating with a BA in Film Studies. Her lifelong interest in visual arts then took her to Italy, where she absorbed the great traditions of the Renaissance and the Middle Ages while painting and sketching in museums, piazzas, and the countryside. Since then, her practice has evolved to include works in sculpture, drawing, and painting; her current focus on ceramics dates to 1997.
Drawn initially to wheel-thrown, functional ware, Ross created a small production line of high-fired porcelain and stoneware, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces. Ross’ growing interest in shino, a Japanese glaze first used in the Momoyama period (late 16th Century) revealed a new path. Although intended to emulate the fine white glazes of China, depending on application, thickness, humidity, and firing process, shino glaze can range from white to orange to brown or black, matte or shiny, rough or smooth. The endless possibilities of the material led to an experimental artistic process yielding surprising results.
Ross’s work is influenced by the light and ocean landscape surrounding the eastern end of Long Island, where she moved in 1988. Her recent output is predominantly coil and slab formed, high-fire stoneware. Finding power in forms both large and small, each piece is the size it “needs to be.” Often infused with vessel vernacular, Ross thinks of each work as a container; a container of time, emotions and experience. Additionally, the architectural and cubic aspects of vessels, containers, and totems have provided Ross with an evolving lexicon of visual relationships that address shape and surface, balance and instability, and elements of expressionism and transience. In newer sculptures, Ross explores tablets, stele, and pyramidal formations. Often hand-inscribed with aspects of cuneiform and the written word, each sculptural face hints at an elusive, undiscovered language. Thread binding, layering, and coupling of elements extend the narrative further, as planes of distressed stoneware coax their component parts to stand, tilt or recline.
Untitled (Armory), 2014, Brushed white slip stoneware and rope, 13 x 13.5 x 13 cm, TR 001
Untitled (Armory), 2014, Brushed white slip stoneware, 11.5 x 24.8 x 25.5 cm, TR 002
Untitled (Armory), 2014, Brushed white slip stoneware and cotton thread, 13 x 13.5 x 13 cm, TR 003
Untitled (1090), 2012, Brushed black slip stoneware, 92.75 x 25.5 x 25.5 cm, TR 004
Untitled (1089), 2012, Brushed black slip stoneware, 90 x 20 x 20 cm, TR 005
Untitled (1085), 2012, Brushed black slip stoneware, 95 x 24 x 24 cm, TR 006
Untitled (1084), 2012, Brushed black slip stoneware, 94.5 x 18 x 18 cm, TR 007
Untitled, 2011, Stoneware, brushed black slip, 51 x 14 x 14 cm, TR 008
Untitled (1077), 2011, Shino blushed stoneware, 11 x 11 x 11 cm, TR 009
Untitled (1090), 2011, Shino blushed stoneware, cotton thread, 11 x 11 x 11 cm, TR 010
Untitled (1080), 2011, Shino blushed stoneware, 11 x 11 x 11 cm, TR 011
2017, Sanctuary Entwined, a site-responsive installation at LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
2016, The Presence of Absence, Toni Ross, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY,
2016, Permanent Transience, Parrish Road Show, Marders, Bridgehampton, NY, August 20, 2016 - Summer, 2017
2016, Toni Ross new sculpture, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
2015, Toni Ross: La Memoire Collective, Galerie Dutko, Paris, France
2014, Toni Ross: Contained. Unbound, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
2013, Symbiosis, Hood College, Frederick, MD
2011, Toni Ross, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
2011, Unearthed, ARC Fine Art, Fairfield, CT
2009, Touchstones, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
2011, Shino Explorations, Solo Exhibition, Celadon Gallery
Commissions and Residencies
2020, Yaddo, Artists' Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
2019, The Watermill Center, Artists' Residency, in collaboration with Laurie Lambrecht, Water Mill, NY
2019, June 28, a site-specific installation, ART at LIZ, residential lobby of LIZ, DC; Washington, D.C.
2020, The Abyss of Uncertainty, C.A.R.E., LTD, East Hampton, NY
2020, DRIVE-BY-ART (Public Art in this Time of Social Distancing, organized by Warren Neidich, Long Island, NY
2020, The Garden of Friends, Leiber Collection, East Hampton, NY
2020, Ma's House Exhibition, Shinnecock Indian Reservation, organized by Jeremy Dennis in collaboration with the Leiber Collection, Southampton, NY
2020, 53rd Annual Springs Invitational Art Exhibition, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY
2019, Tree, In Process: Laurie Lambrecht and Toni Ross, Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY
2019, Handoff: Weaving in Space, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
2019, Rotating Gallery Artists, ARC Fine Art, Amagansett, NY
2018, Maquette: The Art of the Model, Washington Art Association and Gallery, Washington Depot, CT
2018, The Barn Show 2018, curated by Johannes Vogt, East Hampton, NY
2018, Desire in the Bangles, R. E. Steele Antiques, East Hampton, NY
2018, Beautiful Strangers, curated by James Salomon, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA
2018, A Radical Voice: 23 Women, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
2017, Touch the Earth, curated by April Gornik, The Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack, NY
2017, A Sense of Place, Southampton Arts Center, two site-specific installations, Southampton, NY
2017, Eyes of the East End, ARC Fine Art, Fairfield, CT
2017, 79th Artist Members Exhibition, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
2016-2017, Artists Choose Artists, Parrish Art Museum, selected by Cindy Sherman, Water Mill, NY
2016, A Hard Nut Containing a Whole Tree, curated by Christopher French, Sag Harbor, NY
2014, Winter Salon, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
2014, PAD London, Galerie Dutko, Berkeley Square, London, UK
2014, The Armory Show, Ricco Maresca Gallery, Pier 92, New York, NY
2013, Toni Ross, Stephen Antonakos, Alice Aycock, Mary Ellen Bartley, Sue Heatley, Costantino Nivola, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY
2013, Out of Their Elements: Jill Bonovitz, Toni Ross, Carole Seborovski, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
2013, Endless Variations: A Shino Extravaganza, Lone Star College, Houston, TX
2012, Weather, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
2010, Long Island Biennial, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
2010, Malcolm Davis, Aileen Florell, Toni Ross, Celadon Gallery, Water Mill, NY
2010, Hand Thrown: The Fine Art of Pinched and Coiled Ceramics, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2010, Hand Thrown: East Asian Wedged Coil, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Columbia, MD
2010, Shino Redux, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2008, Masters Of The Art, with Sam Taylor, Celadon Gallery, Watermill, NY
2007, Installation: Aileron, Dayton, OH
2005, Masters Of The Art, with Malcolm Davis, Celadon Gallery, Watermill, NY
2005, Endless Variations: Shino Review, Clay Art Center, Baltimore, MD
1999, New Work, Solo Exhibition, The Secret Gallery, Watermill, NY
Reviews and Publications
Landes, Jennifer, "Lighting Up the East End to Get Out the Vote," East Hampton Star, November 1, 2020
Edwards, Kelcey, "Back to the Garden," Portray Magazine, August, 2020
Kambhampaty, Anna Purna, "The Pandemic Closed Art Galleries' Doors," TIME, June 11, 2020
Neidich, Warren, "Quarantine Chronicles," MUSEE Magazine, May 26, 2020
Leroy, Bridget, "Where and When and Why," The Independent, May 19, 2020
Fox, Alex, "Drive-By Art Exhibition Provides Socially Distanced Dose of Culture," Smithsonian Magazine, May 14, 2020
Halle, Howard, "A drive-by art exhibition recently popped up in the Hamptons," TIME OUT, May 13, 2020
Stowe, Stacy, "Drive By Art Show Turns Lawns and Garages Into Galleries," New York times, May 11, 2020,
Ludel, Wallace, "See Art From Your Car at "Drive-By" Group Show in Long Island This Week," The Art Newspaper, May 4, 2020
Landes, Jennifer, "Visual Art Gets Real Again on the South Fork," East Hampton Star, May 7, 2020
Leroy, Bridget, "Toni Ross To Be Honored At HIFF," The Independent, October 8, 2019
Van Slooten, Philip, "Whitman-Walker's Liz complex artfully adorned," Washington Blade, 2019
Buck, Andrew, "Toni Ross: A Women's Way of Contemporary Minimalism," Ceramics Art + Perception, July, 2018
Edwards, Kelcey, "The Beautiful Strangers of The Berkshire botanical Garden" catalog essay, Beautiful Strangers, Artists Discover the Garden, curated by James Salomon
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This project undertakes the motto of ‘Think Outside Borders’ ‘Think Outside the Box’ ‘Think into Action’.
워킹하우스뉴욕은 3가지 모토 (국경을 넘어선 사고; 틀을 깨는 사고; 표현하는 사고)를 가지고 프로젝트를 기획한다.
Art narrows the gap between countries. It minimizes language barriers and enables us to communicate qualitatively and share complex emotions. We are committed to using art as an outpost for carrying out critical conversations with the world by placing art in contexts that matter.
예술은 언어를 뛰어 넘는 커뮤니케이션의 수단이다. 상이한 문화와 관습에서도 통합적인 사고를 하게 하며 우리의 복합적인 감정을 공유할 수 있게 한다. 워킹하우스뉴욕은 이러한 예술을 통해 현대사회와 국경을 초월한 의미있는 소통을 추구한다.
We leverage art as a learning platform by giving diverse audiences of the globe a window to narratives that are either overlooked, little understood in mainstream conversations, or distorted in stereotypes and create commonality. We also intend to design programmatic initiatives and exhibition strategies to support the kind of inclusion championed by our campaigns.
예술은 고정관념의 틀을 깨고 그동안 간과되어 왔던 담론을 이끌어 낼 수 있는 교육 플랫폼을 형성한다. 워킹하우스뉴욕은 전 세계의 다양한 청중에게 예술을 통해 대화의 창을 제공함으로써 사고의 시각을 넓히는 창의적인 교육 프로그램을 만들어 나아가는데에 목표가 있다.
We collaborate with the art world to shed light on the complexity of the human experience and give a platform to which it can be seen and heard by endeavoring this artistic documentation to include in the international cultural network as well as in institutions as loudspeakers. By encouraging creative practices and connecting art to life, we strive to experience art in our life.
예술은 복합적이고 추상적인 개념을 물리적으로 구현해내고 그것을 통해 인간내면을 재조명할 수 있는 기회를 준다. 워킹하우스뉴욕은 적극적인 국제적 교류를 통해 해외문화의 접근성과 이해관계를 좁혀나가고 예술이 우리의 삶에 깊숙히 내재할 수 있도록 기획하고 실현하도록 지지한다.