AUSTIN, TX.- The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) presents Clifford Ross Photography: Outside Realism. Ross epic photography exposes both the peaceful and chaotic qualities of nature through both realistic and abstract realms. Twenty-one black and white and color photographs range from notebook to billboard-sized views of mountains, waves and beyond. AMOA chose to present Ross first significant museum exhibition because his explorations of photography redefine American landscape art and resonate with the communitys interests in environment and technology.
Clifford Ross began his career in art as an abstract painter in the 1970s and then gravitated toward realistic painting and sculpture a decade later. He became seriously engaged with photography during a gallery exhibition of his work, where his large-scale, colorful, abstract paintings were hung next to a handful of very small black and white photos that served as inspiration. He began to further explore the medium in the mid-90s and now, challenges its fundamental foundations.
Ross photographs mountain landscapes from seven miles away with a level of razor-sharp clarity previously unachieved. The artist brings together the two contrasting fields of art and science with his inventive use of film and camera technologies. He provides an immersive, you-are-there experience with works like the 10-foot, high-resolution panoramic photographs of Mount Sopris, a twin-peaked mountain in the Colorado Rockies.