‘In Wonderland’ by Rebecca Ross
REBECCA ROSS | GRID TRIP
Rebecca Ross’ exhibition draws on her time spent in Rome, Italy in 2012. A number of the works also finalise exercises that commenced during an artist residency at the British School at Rome, as a recipient of Rome Studio Residency from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Ross’ works explore the motif of the grid and the process of making grids as way of recording and collating travel. Lines, text, colours and maps are woven, cut and collaged; pinpointing locations or moments in time, mapping out latitude and longitude, and navigating her varying coordinates over the past 18 months. The works highlight a number of Italian influences including the Italian fashion houses Gucci and Prada and artists Alighiero Boetti and Ketty La Rocca.
The process of making the works acted as a way of ordering the disorder of travel and experience. Ross refer to her artworks as ‘exercises in mapping’; these exercises are concerned with mapping the junctures of site, situation and sensation, exploring colour and material relationships, and elements of natural, manmade and human geography. Ross employs varied methods and materials to track and trace visual and conceptual enquiries.