Ross Hansen: Forty-Eight Samples
"Tino’s White Horses" is the sculptor Ross Hansen's first solo exhibition in his adoptive hometown of Los Angeles.
Hansen’s pioneering exhibition puts forth a selection of furnishings made in remote dialogue with the desert landscape in and around the unincorporated community of Ojo Caliente (NM). Perhaps best known for its mineral hot springs (Tewa tradition holds that its pools historically provided access to the underworld), this particular region of the American Southwest abstractly lends its distinct geological formations and palette to Hansen’s pieces. In these new expressive works, the artist defers to the organic contours innate to the fleeting malleability of the exhibition’s primary surface mediums: pigmented epoxy resin, faux-leather upholstery, and sewn hemp fiberglass.
The catalog is an artist’s publication detailing four dozen of Hansen’s proprietary pigmented epoxy resin finishes. The samples, which often read as artworks unto themselves, act as experimental color swatches that can be enjoyed autonomously or used imaginatively in the commissioning of new works.
Published on the occasion of "Tino's White Horses" at Marta Gallery in Los Angeles, June 25 — August 6, 2022
Published by Marta, 2022
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 48 pages, full color offset, 6 × 10 inches