Ross Grams: Two Worlds of Home

Ross Grams

September 7-29, 2012

opening Friday, September 7, 5-8pm

Two Worlds of Home“, an exhibition of recent works by 23-year-old Vienna artist Ross Grams, is on view at the Harlow Gallery in downtown Hallowell, September 7-29, 2012.  The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, September 7, 5-8 PM.
Ross Grams will  present a gallery talk on his work on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm.

“Two Worlds of Home” showcases Ross’s two bodies of work: traditional landscapes and realist fantasy paintings. The landscapes, which all depict views of the family farm in Vienna, ME, serve as exercises in light, color, perspective, composition, etc, which Ross uses as reference to create another, wholly imaginary, but still believable scene. In addition to a score of roughly paired, finished, oil paintings, the show offers a look inside Ross’s working process, with initial sketches, painted studies, and full-sized preparatory drawings.

Ross Grams was born and raised in Pennsylvania until 2007, when his family commandeered a small organic farm in Vienna, Maine. He studied classical drawing, design, and color theory at the Barnstone Studios in Coplay, PA for six years, and received a BFA in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. He works part-time on the farm and makes art in his converted milk-house/studio, only venturing off the property every fortnight or so to buy art materials and socks.

“Two Worlds of Home” is sponsored by Dick Davies and Susan MacPherson of Hallowell and by Hallowell realtor Perry McCourtney.   The Harlow Gallery 2012 exhibition season has been made possible by our season sponsors, The Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell and Kennebec Savings Bank.