|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Tuesday, September 27, 2016
|New works by April Wood on view at AMOA-Arthouse|
April Wood, Feeding the Hunger 10, 2011. Copper, brass, rubber, 8"h x 8"w x 6"d. Courtesy of the artist, photography by Joseph Hyde.
AUSTIN, TX.- April Wood is a metalsmith artist working with the complex relationship between food and the body. Wood is interested in the ritual process of eating and the tools societies use to feed one another. For the artist, eating is a form of consumption, which can span a range of emotions, from pleasurable to horrific, from overindulgent to controlling. In this way Woods larger discussion on foods often contradictory role in the contemporary society relates to the Collections Selections theme of excess. Her Feeding the Hunger sculptures become activated performances when placed in a persons mouth.
Wood mixes her strong interest in womens craft tradition with masculine materials such as copper, silver, bronze and steel. Her sculptures resemble a variety of objects: the horns from a late nineteenth century Victorla, or an abstracted flower, with petals made of metal and sheep insides. She uses animal parts to emphasize the relationship between organic and inorganic materials. Woods pieces take on a drastically new dimension when inside a persons mouth, as seen in Woods photographs. The stem is consumed, leaving the petals viewable. The oral contact resembles breast-feeding and the ongoing connection between sustenance and weight management, as the hollow center of the sculpture allows for small amounts of food to pass through. For Wood the mouth is main portal into the body, able to receive as well as prohibit.
April Wood is a Texas native based in Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA from Texas State, San Marcos and her MFA from Towson University. She has exhibited at Rutgers University-New Jersey, Penn State-Pennsylvania and will be at an upcoming 2013 show at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Wood is also a visiting instructor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC, an adjunct instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, and an adjunct professor at Texas State-San Marcos. This is the artists first solo museum exhibition in Texas.
August 28, 2012
Archaeologists discover a sculpture representing a jaguar estimated to be 2,000 years old
Neues Museum in Berlin show to mark centenary of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti find
Museum scientists find three prehistoric tiny bugs in what is Earth's oldest bug trap
U.S., international art collectors see 'best of best' trove as significant investment opportunity
A higher love: The Getty Museum presents the art of devotion in the Middle Ages
Sotheby's Contemporary Art Sale features works by Grotjahn, Guyton, Oehlen, Kusama and Thiebaud
All at Sea: Works from the IMMA Collection at St Patrick's University Hospital
The University of Michigan Museum of Art opens three new shows for its fall exhibition schedule
Mexico restores Church of San Lorenzo for its 13th Venice Architecture Biennale pavilion
Art San Diego 2012 returns for 4th edition presenting a "new art city" in Balboa Park
Georgia Museum of Art exhibits "The South in Black and White: The Graphic Works of James E. Routh Jr."
Stephenson's Antiques & Decorative Arts sale brings the best of Mid-Atlantic estates to the auction block
Poster Auctions International to offer some of the best American lithography of the past 150 years
Major Rafael Soriano paintings donated to Smithsonian American Art Museum
Hyde Collection's Picasso travels to German museum for 1912 retrospective
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents first survey of Ori Gersht's career
The Abraaj Capital Art Prize turns five - ACAP 2013 winners announced
New works by April Wood on view at AMOA-Arthouse
Childhood home of Muhammad Ali up for sale in Kentucky
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Stone Age mummy Oetzi still revealing secrets, 25 years on
2.- Tunisian remains found by British researchers prove 100,000-year human presence
3.- Rembrandt's four earliest paintings reunited for the first time at the Ashmolean
4.- Baltimore Museum of Art is one of only two major U.S. museums to feature an installation by transgender artists
5.- Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old human skeleton at Mediterranean shipwreck
6.- Digitally unwrapped scroll reveals earliest Old Testament scripture
7.- Rich London residents angry over Tate Modern voyeurs
8.- V&A Museum chief quits to fight nationalism post-Brexit
9.- Exhibition in Turin celebrates the most important family of Flemish artists
10.- Pointillism is now the focus of a high-calibre exhibition at the Albertina in Vienna
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.