Toni Ross and Sara Salaway

“When”, powder coated metal folding chairs, enamel paint, 2020

Beach Lane, Wainscott, NY

Artist Statement
The collapsing and expanding sense of time during this period of quarantine continues to alter how we experience each day, each hour and each moment. It has challenged our memories and our sense of being in the here and now. Six foot social distancing adds to our sense of disorientation and longing. Our installation, “When” is a calendar of sorts, a marking of time and space during a profoundly altered state of time and being.

Support Our Community
Sara and Toni have donated the work to Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY to be sold either as a whole or as individual chairs. The proceeds will benefit the tuition assistance program at Hayground where over 82% of families receive tuition assistance. Choose your birthday, an anniversary or a grouping of dates or today, tomorrows, and yesterdays. Use your imagination and help us support Hayground in the process. Thank you. Please see studiotoniross.com or https://www.hayground.org/donate2/drive-by-art-donation for more information.

Toni Ross Biography
Toni Ross is a sculptor and installation artist. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Film Studies in 1979, she returned to her roots in drawing and clay. Ross’s recent works include site-responsive projects that range in scale from the intimate to the monumental, employing a variety of materials including twine, iron, straw, gold leaf, and wall-mounted ceramics.

Long interested in the effects of the passage of time as well as the rhythm and aesthetic of language and words, Ross’s work explores the abstract qualities of these elements. Creating an implied narrative, she invites the viewer to bring their own history and personal experience to the interpretation of her works.

Ross has exhibited her art in New York City, East Hampton, Washington, DC, Paris, the Berkshires, and London. In 2019, she was awarded a Yaddo fellowship. Earlier that year, she was the recipient of the Dick Cavett Champion of The Arts Award from the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Toni Ross lives and works in Wainscott, New York.

Sara Salaway Biography
A graduate of Bennington College ‘15 with a focus on photography, Sara Salaway’s artwork explores trauma and its connection to the human body and psyche using viscerally pungent textures and images. Through her work in photography and other visual forms, she leads viewers to become witnesses to the discomfort life brings, creating both a sense of intimate beauty, pain and timeless longing and a search for proof of memories.