'Work Free' is a free-scrolling collage of iphone video, found images, and poetry. I recommend seeing it in it's full form at New Hive! Here is the link: newhive.com/allycewood
Coming up - a new collaborative installation! You can RSVP to the event here.
'snake belly' comes from an unusual place for me - I was having reoccurring dreams about piebald pythons. While these snakes are some of my favorite animals, in the dreams they were always causing trouble, forcing me to try to hide them in backpacks and cabinets. Their strength and slow-movement made this a real challenge, and I was left feeling shaken every time.
Since moving out of my Pioneer Square Studio, I've found other methods to create and share new work. The new-media collage website 'New Hive' is one of those new outlets that allow me to instinctively create new works. This piece 'if only air and sun were enough' is a little rough, but I am satisfied with the combination on text, gifs, and still images. Text works are a new channel, and I enjoy flexing between a clear message and the obtuse.
These works of mine, as well as several others,
will be included in 'From the Artist's Eye' a group exhibition at the Museum of Nortwest Art
(La Conner, WA). This exhibition is curated by Kathleen Rabel and Lisa Young and is on view
July 4 – September 23, 2015.
Artists include Russell Chatham, Julie Gaskill, Keiko Hara, Patrick Haskett, Stephen Hazel, Gesine Janzen, Thomas Johnston, Jeffry Mitchell, Ben Moreau, Tatjana Pavicevic, Kathleen Rabel, Dennis Raines, Charles Spitzack, Bradley Taylor, Efram Wolff, Allyce Wood
You can read more about the exhibition here.
Photos courtesy of =+Studio Blue+=
I completed a six-week residency at =+Studio Blu+= (Pioneer Square) to make a body of new work for my upcoming show 'that which hovers, that which is ice.' With the beautiful studio space, great tools, and exceptional assistance by residency-director and owner Kathleen Rabel, I was able to create 11 new copper-plate etchings with multiple bites.
Thanks to Artist Trust for awarding me a 2014 GAP Grant, making this residency possible.
Three pages of my digital artworks areincluded in the inaugural issue of Cold Cube! Cold Cube is a new risographic printing and publishing collective based in Seattle, WA. Other artists include Jane Wong, Max Cleary, Rich Smith, Darin Shuler, Leena Joshi, Tim Miller + Eroyn Franklin, Allyce Wood, Bjorn Miner, Annina Chirade, Anuj Shrestha, Jillian Bartold and Will Laren.
You can purchase the publication here: www.coldcubepress.com/shop
"that which hovers, that which is ice" combines text, prints, and objects to interpret durational phase changes: cool water freezes the river dry, stone wears, bones knit together. State changes bring visible alterations. Perception casts personal shadows.
In each work, I explore the idea of 'state change' as applied to the physical (landscape, minerals, diatoms) as well as persona (theorizing, reflections). Considering how time effects each subject, I've used video to mark transitions, text for associative reactions, digital images to examine raw components, and diptych etchings to describe variants. The collected pieces inform each other, allowing the reader to flow through the installation.
This project was made possible by support from Artist Trust and +=Studio Blu=+
Opening reception: Thursday, March 5th, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Exhibition runs March 5 - March 28
Artist Talk and Reading on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
'Pyrite Book' is one of my favorite pieces from my solo show 'that which hovers that which is ice.' Like many of the publications included, it is composed of an edited single image and simple text. In this case the line 'hold your breath, hold your body still, commit to a temporary hold' runs left to right, while a line of "project descriptors" run backwards and upside down. When the book is unfolded into the single sheet that makes up the book, the poetry can be read in total and the full detail of the image is revealed. Left folded, it acts as a six cell animation.
I have had the honor of being featured on 365 Days 365 Artists; a comprehensive guide to contemporary artists and their practices. I shared about my methods, my inspirations, and my goals. "My relationship to the studio is fairly traditional and I spend a good portion of each week there. Drawing depends on my being seated at the angled-desk, and I make sculptural and 3D pieces on my painted, concrete floor, self-healing mat and bucket of tape at the ready."
To read the complete interview, follow this link: 365artists365days.com
I have been documenting and sharing about my artistic practice since graduating from my undergrad in 2010. To view my previous works, please refer to my original blog allyceallyce.blogspot.com
I will be posting images, links, and messages about my artistic progress here, regularly!