Elliot Ross: Reckoning Days
June 17 – September 17, 2017
Exhibit Celebration: Friday July 14, 5 – 8 pm
Artist gallery talk: 5 pm
Reception: 6 – 8 pm
Throughout 2016, Elliot Ross photographed the world of the farmer on the high plains of Northeast Colorado. Inspired by the empathetic imagery of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration, Ross created an essay that examines the relationship between the farmer and the land, giving both characters equal focus. The grains of wheat and the cracked palms of laborers are given the same attention, depicted in a mesmerizing palette of blues and yellows. “Society is generally removed from the processes in which bread and hundreds of other products reach our baskets,” Elliot said. “We must protect, nurture, and celebrate the salt of the earth.”
Elliot Ross is a New York City based photographer with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been widely published, with notable appearances in National Geographic Magazine, The Guardian, and The Atlantic. Elliot’s fine artwork focuses predominantly on human stories that explore the social, cultural, and economic effects of geographic isolation.