Ann Wood
Quick and Quiet


September 7 – October 6, 2018

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Friday, September 7, 2018
6 - 7pm

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Friday, September 7, 2018
7 - 10pm

Quick and Quiet is a solo exhibition featuring Galveston-based artist Ann Wood. Quick and Quiet explores domesticity, death, and attraction/repulsion as a reaction to visual cues—combined with a Rococo aesthetic.

"In the summer of 2016, my parents died within six weeks of each other. I am an only child and I sat with both of them as they passed. It was not peaceful like I expected from watching movies and reading books—it was messy and gross and heart wrenching. Then, instantly, I owned another house in a different state, two more cars, a small dog, and a lot of stuff—boxes and storage units and closets and attics full of stuff. And, all of a sudden, it was important. I had lived my entire life not knowing that most of that stuff existed, and suddenly I had to know what was in every box and drawer. Then I had to deal with what was in every box and drawer. Should I keep it? Should I shred it? Should I sell it? Does someone want it?

Since this personal experience, I have become increasingly interested in domestic objects and their potential to be sculpture. I have been thinking of the stuff, the process of dying, and how we commemorate the experience."

— Ann Wood