Laurence Ross

Laurence Ross

Laurence Ross is a Baltimore-based writer and educator. He received his MFA from the University of Alabama where he served as the Creative Nonfiction Editor for Black Warrior Review. His essays have been published in magazines and literary journals such as Pelican Bomb, The Georgia Review, Brevity, and The Huffington Post. In 2014, Ross served as the Director of P.3Writes, an educational program in conjunction with U.S. Art Triennial Prospect New Orleans. In 2020, he curated his first visual art exhibition at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, WI. Contact: laurence.alec@gmail.com

Stories by Laurence Ross
In TLaloC’s 'Orbis Tertius: Hlaer to Jangr,' vibrant inflatable pieces filled the space from floor to ceiling, gleaming like alien objects, their purpose and meaning inscrutable.

In an economic and political environment where artists are accustomed to scarcity, the notion of excess space is indeed otherworldly.

The city-wide triennial features site-specific work responding to New Orleans, the American South and, often as a result, issues of environmental, economic, and racial justice

With 17 different venues and a map in hand, I moved in currents and countercurrents over the course of my 11-day visit and still didn’t see it all.

Studying Bourgeois next to Maghazehe, the theme of rupture emerges again and again

Both women are primarily known for their work in sculpture, and that tactile sensibility easily translates to these textured two-dimensional pieces.

The exhibition title, Skully, comes from a popular game Owens played as a child in Druid Heights, just a mile away from Bolton Hill, the site of CPM, a new art gallery

Viewed as movements, these abstracts are maps that retrace Owens’ process, the steps he took to arrive at the finished series.