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Landon Ross
Jul 14 - Aug 20, 2016

Press Release

LAXART is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Landon Ross. Through panting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation, Ross engages and entangles the disciplines of science, philosophy, and aesthetics.  

Ross' latest body of work revolves around themes including the ontology of mathematics, consciousness, intellectual freedom, and the historical frictions between mysticism and modernism. A focal point of the exhibition is a Carrara marble sculpture with an inlaid gold crack in its surface, an object that represents the ancient conflict over geometry as a symbol of resistances to intellectual freedom. As Ross explains, "the sculpture appropriates the dodecahedron as a symbol of the stricture upon 'dangerous' knowledge, the breaking of which is required for all serious ontologies." The sculpture will be installed alongside other works that similarly investigate logic and knowledge, including a large-scale blackboard painting, executed by the hand of theoretical physicist Sean Carroll in the course of actual theoretical work at the California Institute of Technology.  

On July 16th at 6pm, Landon Ross and Sean Carroll will lead a public conversation about their collaborative work between science and art in conjunction with Ross’ exhibition. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit LAXART.org

Landon Ross was born, lives, and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the UCLA Department of Art in 2007 and his presentation at LA>XART is his first solo, institutional exhibition. 

Landon Ross' project is made possible through the generosity of Belinda Kielland and Eugenio Lopez. Special thanks to Esthella Provas.