Amanda Ross-Ho

Black Widow #7

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Black Widow #7
Amanda Ross-Ho
Black Widow #7
2007
Acrylic on cut canvas
213.4 cm in diameter

Ross-Ho’s paintings similarly broach the uncanny. Translated from images of doilies or macramé wall hangings, her intricate webs are manufactured in grandiose scale, cut from painted black canvas dropcloths, or carved in sheet rock. Their recognition and domestic symbolism becomes estranged, placed out of context through size and materiality. Construing kitsch with the elegance of minimalism, Ross-Ho presents the sentimentality of tchotchke as emotive voids, displacing homey intimacy to the realm of objective contemplation.


     
 


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