Going Places:
Drawings by Ric Ambrose


DATES: January 26 - April 14, 2019


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The complex patchwork of urban elements in his immediate surroundings holds tremendous fascination for RicAmbrose. He is particularly struck by the ironies and paradoxes found in both the micro and macro world that surrounds us. Ambrose’s panoramic drawings on view in this exhibition are a compilation of disparate images stitched together and interwoven much like reconstructing a memory or a recollected experience. Unlike traditional panoramic views captured from a fixed point and distance, Ambrose constructs his world around the viewer and beyond their periphery, beckoning them to simultaneously partake in the grand scope of its spatial depth and inhabited insignificance. His large - scale work is drawn from his journeys throughout the Bay Area, immersed in its exotic diversity of architecture, landscape, and the paradoxes of human interaction and disengagement.

Ric Ambrose is the Executive Director of the Richmond Art Center. Over the past thirty years, He has managed art collections and curated over 300 exhibitions in art, science, and history at five organizations: Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Clay Center for the Arts and Science, Pacific Art League, and the Lawrence Hall of Science. Ambrose taught studio art at Colorado State University, West Virginia State University, and Arapahoe Community College. His large scale drawings were featured in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including the Coos Bay Art Museum, the Boulder Center for Visual Arts, Colorado Springs Fine Art Museum, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Center, Alexandria Museum, Denver Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Fine Art Gallery, Ohio State University, Jan Cicero Gallery, Carson Shapiro Gallery, Art Chicago, San Francisco International Art Fair, Pacific Art League, and the Richmond Art Center. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, and currently represented by the Hespe Gallery in San Francisco. Ambrose received his MFA in drawing at Colorado State University, and a BFA in studio art and art history at the University of Oregon.