AMANDA ROSS-HO

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THE CLOSEST EXIT MAY BE BEHIND YOU


CHEAT SHEET
I made this crib note during my freshman year of high school in order to cheat on a Biology exam.


THONG/THONG
Not once, but twice I left a pair of undies in the dryer of my boyfriend’s mother’s home.
She was nice enough to return them promptly both times, priority mail.

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MARCH 1991
As a teenager I was an avid journal keeper. It was an activity I occupied myself with primarily while cutting class—I think I thought I was leading myself in some sort of alternative curriculum. I compiled the following list over the course of several days in March of 1991.
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SHOVE IT
Disgruntled by a day job sometime during the mid to late nineties, I made a large stack of these Xeroxes. My intent, I think, was to replace the legitimate work documents in every drawer and file folder of the desk I kept in the office—a paper transfusion to be discovered later by my boss or co-worker. I wussed out and never did it.



GO WILD
This card was sent to me by my aunt P on the occasion of an exhibition of my
artwork opening in New York City.


JIGGLY AND SOFT
A ‘Hot Pic’ featuring Tyra Banks and Katharine McPhee.


MY EBAY
I received this thank you note from an Ebay seller named pollyannagrammy in 2010.


WHERE’S WALDO
My mother stood in the front row in Grant Park, Chicago the night Obama was elected.
She sent me this annotated Xerox copy of the NYT a few days later. Her face is in the left circle.

Amanda Ross-Ho was born in Chicago in 1975. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include SOMEBODY STOP ME, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2010) and HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles (2008).

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