In this major mid-career museum survey, Landscape Seen & Imagined documents Clifford Ross’s longstanding project to reconcile realism and abstraction. The exhibition takes place throughout two buildings, six galleries, and an exterior performing arts courtyard. Among other works, the exhibition includes a 24’ high x 114’ long photograph on raw wood that spans the length of MASS MoCA’s tallest gallery and an immersive installation of animated video on twelve separate 24’ high screens. Ross’s hyper-detailed photographs of hurricane waves and mountains are included along with a new “invisible art” project featuring animated virtual elements only accessible by means of the viewer’s smartphone. The exhibition opens on May 23, 2015, with a reception for the artist, followed by a second phase beginning June 26, 2015, which launches the immersive outdoor video installation and the augmented reality experience.
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