Alumnus Marc Ross Has Solo Exhibition at the Butler
The Butler Institute of American Art currently has the exhibition Marc Ross: Paintings for Plum Ridge on view through November 12, 2017. Marc Ross is a Kent State University alumnus who earned his MFA in Painting from the School of Art.
Butler Director, Dr. Louis Zona states, “In Paintings for Plum Ridge, the art of Mark Ross pays tribute to the aesthetics of Minimalism, a movement which celebrated simplicity and the power of color. However, the minimalistic paintings of Ross are not just about saluting past philosophies. They instead reveal a technical facility in surface and color rarely seen today.”
The aim of Marc Ross’ artwork in Paintings for Plum Ridge is to delicately oppose the constant noise and imagery of today’s technology. His paintings are intended as metaphors for life. In his work, Ross layers subtle plains of color and texture to create an anthology of memories and experiences, stacked one upon another until concentrated into the present moment.
Ross has exhibited in numerous venues, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Klutznick National Jewish Museum, the Southern Ohio Museum, and various galleries in Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C.
The Butler is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday, noon – 4:00 pm, and is closed Mondays and major Holidays. Admission to the museum is free. The museum is located at 524 Wick Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio.
Images: Paintings by Marc Ross