MATT WOOD

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Matt Wood Exhibition 2015
Matt Wood Exhibition 2015
VonWoodsteban One
VonWoodsteban One

2016 oil and embroidery on panel (collaboration with Casey Von Esteban) 24"x24"

VonWoodsteban Two
VonWoodsteban Two

2016 oil and embroidery on panel (collaboration with Casey Von Esteban) 24"x24"

Nature By Car
Nature By Car

2015 acrylic on panel 24 x 16

Rice Lake Le Corbusier
Rice Lake Le Corbusier

2015 acrylic on panel 36 x 48

Chipped Sky
Chipped Sky

2015 mixed media on panel 24 x 20

Darkness (Bright Moments)
Darkness (Bright Moments)

oil on panel 48 x 24

The Build (Scribs)
The Build (Scribs)

2015 oil on panel 48 x 48

The Quiet Guns
The Quiet Guns

2015 oil on panel 60 x 19

The Tyranny of The Present
The Tyranny of The Present

2016 oil on panel 48 x 24

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The world is a many-layered thing and Matt Wood is looking for the thin spots. He presses and scrapes glazes of paint over stacked veneers of plywood sheets in an attempt to reveal a rise or a writhe of the things behind the things in front. With hawk and trowel he tailors his process to encourage accidents and unintended effects - the goal being to paint a thing without painting it on purpose, to catch the submerged off-guard. We are not alone here; the veil roils with the war behind it: a wing, a ruin, a curse, a prayer.