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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Arts Company will present its Fresh Art Holiday by introducing artist Ian Ross in an in-person free art talk at the gallery on Friday, December 1, 5:30pm-7pm. A muralist, painter and installation artist, Ross is appearing in collaboration with The Studio 208 and the Nashville Walls Project; and is a new initiative linking the participating galleries with common interests. Discussing in an open forum Ian Ross’ fine artworks and graffiti art serves as a timely opportunity to expand Nashville’s creative collaborative community. The California-based artist will appear for the Friday preview conversation along with panelists Ashley Bergeron Segroves, owner, The Studio 208; Brian Greif, cofounder, Nashville Walls Project; with The Arts Company owner Anne Brown; and hosted by Nashville art consultant Sara Lee Burd. RSVP recommended to art@theartscompany.com.

The Fresh Art Holiday exhibition also includes an ensemble of gallery artists featuring new works in a variety of media, along with original limited-edition artist-made cards and an assortment of classic pop-up books. The exhibits will remain open through December 23, during regular gallery hours, 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. www.TheArtsCompany.com.

 

Ian Ross

Ian Ross is a prolific muralist, installation artist, and painter.  He is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist and the natural world deeply influences his practice. Born and raised in Marin County, he draws from his medita-tive, solitary experiences in Northern California’s forests and beaches to inform his signature approach to abstract imagery. Ross’s background in ceramic sculpture comes through in his painting style. Similarly to the way he works with clay, he paints with gestural marks that respond the medium’s tactile qualities.  Ross’ unique style pre-dominantly depicts intensely energetic, almost frenzied organic forms contrasted to expressive, geometric-ab-stracted patterning. While imagery for each mural, installation, and exhibit responds to a particular moment, space, and time with bold forms and color, they are just as equally created through a series of repetitive, rhythmic motions in a contemplative and thoughtful advancement towards completion.  Throughout his 20-year career, he has created murals and installations at the offices of prominent businesses including Facebook, Lyft, Google, Tan-go, The Cosmopolitan Hotel and LinkedIn. His paintings are included in several private col- lections including those of LeBron James, Lars Ulrich, and Randi Zuckerberg.