David K. Ross

MBAC/NGC

2010
David K. Ross is known for installations, videos and photographs that elucidate the life of artworks in fascinating ways. "MBAC/NGC" and "CCA" initially read as large monochrome paintings, yet, they are actually photographs derived from a colour-coded crating ID system used by Canadian museums. Borrowing a red NGC crate and a blue unit from the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Ross photographed a tiny portion of each, enlarging the print to fit the original crate - conceivably to ship the resulting artworks. Painting and photography are conflated in Ross' "Attaché" project that melds "two accidentally parallel events - the ascendency of Colour Field painting and the implementation of a coloured crate identification system."
Title
MBAC/NGC
Date
2010
Medium
Painting
Materials
latex print on canvas
Dimensions
254.3 x 200.9 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43242