Ross Normandin

Gallery Affiliations: GRIN

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Providence, RI

Vinyl and stone; rubber and steel; high and low chroma. Each series relies on its constituent parts and associative installation techniques to nurture states of levity and weight. Visually distinct and operating within the confines of depiction of a living form and its absence, every work is focused on relationships between process, medium, and the transmutation of familiar objects and materials.

My objects exist between loving homage and subtle, persistent revolt. Humor plays dead, like a defense mechanism. The materials I choose are charged by day-to-day experiences: the swimming pools that I’ve swam, the balloons that I’ve inflated, and the masks that are worn indicate the presence of a body through function, replication, and the sensation of touch. It’s built to win and built to crash.