SPLENDOUR | Natalie C. Wood at Freight+Volume​ Gallery Opening Sept 6th, 2019

September 6th through October 6th, 2019
Opening reception Friday, September 6th from 7-9:30 PM at
Freight+Volume​ Gallery
97 Allen Street, New York NY 10002.

The work in SPLENDOUR features keyed up versions of a fantasy life filled with fast cars, wild animals, and Vegas dancers distorted through repetition, physical rupture, and aggressive painting. The works have a transcendental element – feeling both familiar but also beyond physical and spiritual limitations and possibilities. Wood’s new work departs from a series of found photographs of Wood’s mother dancing to “House of the Rising Sun” in 1968 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The photographs function as a starting point for futuristic universes and psychedelic dreamscapes that are created first through handmade collages and then translated into large-scale mix media collages.

Natalie C. Wood photographed in her studio at Andrew Freedman Home by Janis Wilkins

Natalie C. Wood studio, Andrew Freedman Home Photo: ©Janis Wilkins

Natalie C. Wood, Courtesy of the artist

Natalie C. Wood studio, Andrew Freedman Home Photo: ©Janis Wilkins

Natalie C. Wood studio, Andrew Freedman Home Photo: ©Janis Wilkins

Natalie C. Wood, Courtesy of the artist

Natalie C. Wood studio, Andrew Freedman Home Photo: ©Janis Wilkins

Natalie C. Wood studio, Andrew Freedman Home Photo: ©Janis Wilkins