For his second solo exhibition at WORKS|PROJECTS, Woods will create an installation of new paintings and sculpture that seem to paradoxically both celebrate and gently mock British nostalgia for the designs of bygone eras and undercut the somewhat self-congratulatory nature of Modernism through a collision of both aspirations.
Presented overlaid on Woods signature floorboard pattern-clad walls, Woods will premier a substantial body of paintings from his new Mock Tudor Mono Prints series. Based on hard-edged renditions of mock Tudor suburban decoration, the paintings are suburban Cheshire meets Neo Geo - the past made future.
These are accompanied by the new sculpture series Hand Painted Table Leg Sculptures. These works are Victorian and Georgian style turned table legs that sit on barrel type structures and have been painted with band of concentric colour, aping Modern abstract painting. The Mock Tudor Mono prints and the hand painted table legs will be interspersed by strikingly bright woodblock images. As if this was not absurd enough, stylised versions of dry stonewalls rendered crisply geometric sit around the gallery on casters, fakes waiting to be trundled into position in an olde worlde modern idyll.
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