1.14.2019

john ros

__lineation__

@DC Arts Center

curated by Stephanie J. Williams

January 18 – February 17

OPENING RECEPTION: January 18, 7-9pm

WASHINGTON, DC – the DC Arts Center is pleased to announce the exhibition, __lineation__, a site specific installation by John Ros.

John Ros reacts to the thirty-year history of DCAC’s main gallery by creating a subtle, site-specific installation that uses line-work to help visitors become more aware of their surroundings. Ros' work invokes the history of our spaces by exposing the 1989 architectural layout of the two apartments that existed prior to the construction of the DC Arts Center and created a series of typed underscore prints. These prints, executed on a typewriter, abstracts line into conversations about designations of space, borders and their implications.

Ros’ aesthetic, both clean and deliberate, exposes a need to make visible through form and line that which is easily overlooked, a philosophy that extends towards the margins of the American...

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