Christina Hunt Wood: Reflections on Dissonance – Opening at Art Garage
Area visitors and residents are invited to the Saturday July 10, 4-6PM opening reception for Delhi artist Christina Hunt Wood: Reflections on Dissonance, in the Middle Bay, Part II in High Alert Artists Speak Out, a four-month series on social or environmental justice at the Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road.
Also opening at same time at The Art Garage, Roots, a 3-person shows in the Main gallery. The exhibitions will continue through August 11, open Saturdays 11-3, and daily with a text or phone call (315-941-9607 and 607-547-5327). 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 5PM. Reservations are recommended.
The next two shows in High Alert Artists Speak Out series will be The East Orange BLM Project, opening August 14, and a solo show of works by Kenyan artist Adam Masava, who lives in the informal settlement Mukutu, that opens weekend of September 17. For further information please contact the Art Garage at 315-941-9607 (text or call).
Contact: Sydney Waller 607-547-5327. // 315-941-9607