Bonner Kunstverein presents a new solo exhibition by L.A. based artist Amanda Ross-Ho. Working primarily as a sculptor, Amanda Ross-Ho uses a diverse range of materials and techniques from traditional handicrafts to 3D printing. Within her exhibitions banal, everyday objects from her domestic or studio environment are translated and transformed with dramatic effect.
The exhibition at Bonner Kunstverein presents a new body of work inspired in part by Charlie Chaplin’s political comedy ’Modern Times’, made in 1936 during the last great global recession.
The installation will take the form of a factory floor organised around a large, video projection of a ‘barber’s shop clock’, designed to be viewed in a mirror. A series of sculptures in the form of oversized pairs of trousers with empty, turned out pockets will line the walls. Enlarged beyond human scale, these handmade but apparently identical ‘garments’ will be presented with other works that refer to their production. These include a series of mirrored tables bearing a selection of objects including tape measures, tailors’ chalk, dressmaking pins, rolls of fabric and an array of antique clock hands.
It will be Ross-Ho’s first solo exhibition in Germany and the largest presentation of her work in Europe to date.