Clare Woods The Unquiet Head
22 Oct 2011 - 29 Jan 2012
This exhibition by Clare Woods explored her interest in the power and history of rock formations in the British landscape, and its various manifestations in the works of artists such as Hepworth, Moore, Sutherland, Piper and Nash.
"The artist’s mastery of her tools and technique make these paintings emotionally and aesthetically deeply satisfying." Yorkshire Post
Her large-scale paintings (approximately 10 metres in length) use layers of enamel paint on aluminium. The paintings are often visually ambiguous and claustrophobic in their detail, combining abstraction and controlled figuration, held together by webs of paint and luscious reflective surfaces.
The exhibition was supported by the Audrey & Stanley Burton Charitable Trust.
Emily Freeman, Yorkshire's Olympic hopeful paid the exhibition a visit, view our film below.
Watch the introduction to a new documentary, The Art of Clare Woods by renowned filmmaker, John Wyver, which focusses on Clare Woods' recent work and her 2011/12 exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield.