On Saturday October 24, Sonnabend Gallery will open an exhibition of new works by Clifford Ross.
The exhibit, featuring 18 large-scale black and white images (Hurricanes XLIX-LXXII) photographed off Georgica Beach in East Hampton during last year’s hurricane season, marks Ross’s return to the subject after nearly a decade of works centered on the subject of Mount Sopris in Colorado.
Ross has said of his new Hurricane series:
"I re-entered the sea with my painter’s eye and a digital photographic system as my brush. The subject is the same, but my new approach has enabled me to capture more dramatic moments, and sweeping views, while revealing more intimate details – a curious dichotomy. The challenge was to shatter the tendency of digital photography to present itself as a remote, “clean” truth. I want my images to make a clear and powerful statement but end their dialogue with the viewer with a question – one which leaves the viewer with a sense of wonder – and a need to look at nature further on their own to find the answer.”