Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel

48"x48", oil on panel, NFS

The Things Behind the Things in Front

The Things Behind the Things in Front

48"x48", acrylic and oil on panel, SOLD

Liquid Swords

Liquid Swords

24"x24", acrylic on panel, SOLD

White Sky, White Earth One

White Sky, White Earth One

24"x24", oil on panel, SOLD

Forgiveness Rock

Forgiveness Rock

48"x48", acrylic and oil on panel, SOLD

The Tyranny of the Present

The Tyranny of the Present

48"x24", oil on panel, SOLD

Haze of Days

Haze of Days

48"x24", oil on panel, SOLD

VonWoodsteban One

VonWoodsteban One

24"x24", oil and embroidery on panel, SOLD (collaboration with Casey Von Esteban)

VonWoodsteban Two

VonWoodsteban Two

24"x24", oil and embroidery on panel, SOLD (collaboration with Casey Von Esteban)

Castle Darktower and Surrounding Lands

Castle Darktower and Surrounding Lands

24"x36", oil and acrylic on panel, NFS

Multi-Ply

Beneath every floor, the floor before,

Behind every eye, a soul and a war. 

The world is a many-layered thing and Matt Wood is looking for thin spots.  He presses and scrapes glazes of paint over the stacked veneers of plywood sheets in an attempt to reveal a rise or a writhe of the things behind the things in front.  With hawk and trowel he tailors his processes to encourage accidents and unintended effects – the goal being to paint a thing without painting it on purpose, to catch the submerged off-guard.   We are not alone here - the veil roils with the war behind it: a wing, a ruin, a curse, a prayer.

 

Gerrard Art Space, September 2015

(416) 624-1104

1475 Gerrard St E, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 2A1

©2020 by Matt Wood