18 march – 15 april 2023
the origin of form
collaborative project w gianin conrad
ringstrasse 22, 7000 chur, switzerland
reception: 18 march 2023, 11a-4p
collaborative thoughts — in progress
the collaboration project between swiss artist gianin conrad and us artist john ros is an experimental exploration of tactile comprehension of art through the use of clay, installation and time. the project, entitled, the origin of form, seeks to examine the fundamental themes of sculpture, particularly space and form, with a focus on possibility. the collaboration is characterized by a process-oriented approach that involves a long-distance exchange of images and conversations, allowing for a unique and multi-dimensional project.
the collaborative intervention will culminate in a final responsive walk-through of the space which will allow for experimentation and discovery, making the project inherently experimental in nature. by combining different mediums and non-traditional ways of working, the collaboration will bring together unique perspectives and approaches where the boundaries of traditional sculpture are pushed to explore the potential of formal and tactile comprehensions of shape, space and time.
somewhere sometime, 2023
somewhere sometime is an animation that takes two photos from the post-industrial city of binghamton, new york, us — the first taken in 2005 and the second taken from the same location in 2022. the subtle transition from one photo to the next represents a seemingly simple shift in time spanning seventeen years. as awareness shifts to each slow-moving frame, complexities emerge. these complexities represent the struggles of place and identity of both the artist and the city — and how the symbiotic relationships of growth, evolution and change allow themselves to be known.
works on paper
clay form(s), 2023
this series was created using a clay slab roller as press — imprinting and staining clay on dampened sheets of paper. the entropic and serial nature of the process both unites and fractures — pushing material and process into new possibilities.