The Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara is proud to be hosting three artist in residents this October, 2017 as part of the ongoing program to expose world renowned artists to the Santa Barbara community:
International artist Matt Sesow, National Photographer Lindsey Ross and California artist Sommer Roman.
Lindsey Ross is a conceptual fine art photographer. While pursuing her MFA Ross became interested in wet plate collodion process when she viewed a collection of early 20th century prisoner mug shots. Ross began working with wet plate collodion in 2010. Wet plate collodion process has become the ideal format for Ross, who seeks autonomy and at the same time a sense of connection. Ross finds freedom in taking raw materials and transforming those into photographs. The slow pace of collodion requires a presence and intimacy that connects her to both the physical and spiritual world. Working in Colorado and Wyoming Ross makes her home in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, CA. Ross will be creating images from all over the county capturing them in her unique style. As part of the Squire residency community outreach requirement Ross will be working in North County installing a Mural of an original image of over 20″ x 20″ onto the historical wall of the former Far Western Tavern Building on Highway 1 in Guadalupe,CA on Oct. 14th 11-3pm.
The photo mural will be made of photo paper and applied with organic wheat paste and should last at least 2 years; the length of the building’s capital campaign and future home of the Dunes Center. Ross will be apart of the Oct 29th 2-5pm Squire Artist Salon and she will be screening her short film “Lindsey Ross: A Less Convenient Path.”