Daneyal Mahmood Gallery is very pleased to present Unrevealed by Lisa Ross, a solo exhibition comprised of photographs and video works made at holy sites in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of Northwest China.
Lisa Ross’s work concerns itself mainly with memory, temporality and the visual expression of faith. It is on the embodiment of the secular and the sacred that this work relies; a reconceptualization of the corporeal and its interdependence with time and place.
The solemnity of Ross's aesthetic incites contemplation: narratives, both real and imagined, emerge from her photographs viscerally engaging the viewer in rituals of visitation and gestures of devotion.
Included are two video pieces in which the body merges with the landscape and becomes the vehicle which invites - and desires - that the ephemeral become its own breathing, living entity: the only audible sound that of the wind and flags blowing in the desert.
Impermanence becomes tangible as the language of these works unfolds, then retracts. It is affirmed that life and death are never finite; that the articulation of grief - as well as transcendence - is a collective experience. Unrevealed disarms the notion that trajectories may have only one beginning and one end.
Sherisse AlvarezDANEYAL MAHMOOD GALLERY