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Christina Hunt Wood: Reflections on Dissonance
Christina Hunt Wood: Reflections on Dissonance through August 11
Delhi artist Christina Hunt Wood: Reflections on Dissonance (Middle Bay), is Part II in a four-month series, High Alert Artists Speak Out, on social or environmental justice at the Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road. Also don’t miss Roots, a 3-person shows in the Main gallery on view at The Art Garage through August 11. The Art Garage is open Saturdays 11-3, and daily with a text or phone call (315-941-9607). Selected images will be available on FBArtGarageCooperstown.
Christina Hunt Wood is a multimedia artist exploring her rural, predominantly white community’s relationship with race and everyday expressions of power. Her work in Reflections on Dissonance includes in-progress video art and elegant shimmering wall assemblages created from roadside trash — ubiquitous discarded “road sodas” found along the backroads of her community. These she gathers, photographs and archives, then deconstructs and translates into new forms. By offering a poetic presentation, Wood narrows the space between what is culturally familiar and deeply problematic. For Wood, who is Black, items like these “act as evidence of a cultural phenomenon rooted in power over place and are a metaphor for racialized aggression.” She will also be exhibiting in-progress video art that explores various themes. Ms Hunt Wood earned an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley College of Art and Design, Cambridge MA, and a BA in Studio Art, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY. Lesley College awarded her the esteemed MFA in Visual Arts Alumni Award in 2017. The Catskill Center named her a “Steward of the Catskills” in 2019 for her work as an artist and anti-racism community organizer. The NYS Council on the Arts awarded her a Decentralization Individual Artist Grant this year. Ms Hunt Wood is a founding member and program director for Get Woke! Catskills, an organization using the arts as a vehicle for discussions around race and identity. Her work has been exhibited extensively, most recently at Collar Works (Troy, NY), Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY), and The Painting Center (NYC). Ms Hunt Wood will be giving a free gallery talk on Friday August 6 at 4PM. Reservations are recommended. For further information please contact the Art Garage at firstname.lastname@example.org. ###
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