Scott Goss | Ann Bartges
August 1-29, 2015
ROY G BIV Gallery presents Scott Goss and Ann Bartges. Hidden videos appear through interaction in Scott Goss’ surreal structures. Medical apparatuses probe the inner self in Ann Bartges’ video installations.
Scott Goss: “It Can Be Lonely in Here”
Goss’ installation require interaction to access hidden, dreamlike videos. Viewers must climb stairs or lie on the ground to view the concealed video in each structure. These videos portray the artist’s inner thoughts, feelings, and memories. In the piece I Hear Static Instead of Silence, which represents the artist’s experience of falling asleep, viewers must lie on their backs to see and hear his dreamlike state, which fades from reality to static. Goss’ work invites viewers to draw back the curtain and step into the artist’s mind.
Scott Goss lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. Scott received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006 and his MFA from Kent State University in 2014. His work has been featured in solo and group shows nationally. Currently, Scott is an Adjunct Professor of Foundations at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work is supported by grants through the Ohio Arts Council and Harpo Foundation.
Bartges’ video installations attempt to gain access to the inner self through tools, machines, and screens. Bartges uses video projection and photography to reference medical visualization techniques like fluoroscopy and ultrasound, creating installations that appear to move through layers of the body. Bartges finds inspiration in early X-ray radiographs, which were the first images to show people their internal bodies and were sometimes exchanged between lovers as token of intimacy. The works in this exhibition imagine a path between medical data of the physical self and the understanding of one’s inner consciousness.
Ann Bartges lives and works in Farmington, Maine. Bartges earned her MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at University of Michigan in 2014 and her BFA from the School of Art & Design at Alfred University in 2005. She is currently a Lecturer at University of Maine Farmington in the Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry. Bartges has participated in exhibitions in the United States, Denmark, and Australia.