Clare Woods: The Unquiet Head
22 Oct 2011 - 29 Jan 2012
‘The artist’s mastery of her tools and technique make these paintings emotionally and aesthetically deeply satisfying.’ – Yorkshire Post
This exhibition by Clare Woods explored her interest in the power and history of rock formations in the British landscape, and their various manifestations in the work of artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, John Piper and Graham Sutherland.
Her large-scale paintings (approximately 10 metres in length) use layers of enamel paint on aluminium. They 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.