Artist: Amy Ross
Gallery: Rare Device
Opening Reception: Friday June 6, 2008 from 7-9 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: June 6 - July 8 2008
Address: 1845 Market Street @Guerrero
The exhibit includes images from her "Shapeshifter" series. These here are my favorites from her online gallery, but not part of the current series.
"I am interested in the idea of artist as mad scientist. My drawings offer visual hypotheses to the question: what would happen if the DNA sequence of a plant or mushroom were spliced with that of an animal? Using graphite, watercolor, and walnut ink on paper as well as directly on gallery walls in site-specific installations, I portray animals morphed with branches, mushrooms, berries, and blossoms, thus forming implausible hybrid creatures."