Paintings and other 2D works are created to stand on their own as discrete objects, or to be incorporated into larger installation work.
Sparkly Darkly, Installation View, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
In this exhibition, physical paintings served as ad-hoc building material in an intuitive weaving-together of various meditations on the politics of war, the climate crisis, and the difficulty of situating of the body in relationship to a devastated landscape.
Seeking Higher Ground, Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
Suyama Space photos by Mark Woods
These paintings, Still Life With Percival I & II, are based on drawings of the Channels of Mars by Percival Lowell. Lowell, a noted American astronomer, put forward that these channels were evidence of life on Mars. When no further evidence of these channels was ever found, it was surmised that Lowell was drawing the back of his own cornea superimposed on the planet by a fluke of Lowell's telescope.
Getting Large Eye
Graphite on paper
9" x 12"
Animation still created as part of After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing. This animation was imbedded into the structure at various points and at different sizes. Responding to the emphasis on visuality, as well as the bodily qualities of Woods' drawings, this animation, based on what can be seen through closed eyes during meditation, explores the relationship between human physiology and spiritual 'visions'.
After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing was built in response to paper architect Lebbeus Woods' posthumous 2013 exhibition at the Drawing Center. My aim is to underscore Woods' exploration of ethics, human psychology, and the built form. The animated video, Getting Large Eye was placed at different vantage points in the installation.