Andrew Ross : photographs 26 May-20 June, 2015
These six photographs come from two series, one interior, one exterior. Both exhibit a fine sense of detail and luxurious tonal range. Aside from the intriguing subject matter there is a compositional tightness to Andrew Ross’s photographs which makes satisfying viewing especially on the book-plate scale he has chosen for his work.
All the photographs in this viewing are silver gelatin contact prints with selenium and gold toning.
(courtesy of Photospace Gallery, Wellington)
Andrew Ross was born in Masterton in 1966. He studied history at Victoria University in Wellington and became interested in photography in the late 1980’s. He worked as a darkroom technician at Level III from 1990-95. In 1996 he began the ongoing Wellington Views series, a constantly growing photographic archive documenting the city and its environments.
Ross has exhibited throughout New Zealand including at Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore; Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui and Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt. He has exhibited regularly at Photospace Gallery, Wellington since 1999 and has been involved in group shows at Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington; McNamara Gallery, Whanganui; Bath St Gallery, Auckland; Gus Fisher Gallery, the University of Auckland; Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manakau City; the Pataka Museum of Arts & Culture, Porirua and Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.
His work is held in the public collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, the Dowse Art Museum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Wellington City Council Archives, the Wellington Museum of City and Sea, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, the Sarjeant Gallery and the Eastern Southland Gallery.