Kirk Hopper Fine Art presents Ann Wood: "Deathbeds" opening reception
Kirk Hopper Fine Art will present a solo exhibit featuring artist Ann Wood. Wood incorporates two- and three-dimensional pieces to create dramatic installations with a Rococo visual appeal, hunting blinds and trophies, topiaries and bouquets, town monuments, wedding cakes, domestic objects, and historical paintings and sculptures.
Wood's work has an attractive but often deceptive appearance: initially her work seems traditionally "pretty" or looks as if it could be edible, yet slowly reveals a disturbing underbelly, with hidden and obvious vignettes of danger, death, deception and decay woven throughout. Wood’s new work alludes to where and how we ourselves might die, be it in a bed, in a chair, or in front of the fireplace, it is inevitable and undignified.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through February 17.