Clare Woods at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland

Clare Woods’ exhibition Victim of Geography is a solo show of raw and powerful new paintings. These vast oil-painted aluminum sheets, the largest measuring 3 x 2 metres, punctuate DCA’s light and spacious galleries.

Woods paints from found images, her selection of photographs featuring people at their most vulnerable, bodies that are exposed or in a remote landscape.

Through long, curved brushstrokes, faces, limbs and outlines come to the fore and are distorted into apparitions that are just out of reach. Yellows, browns, blues, reds, greens and pinks – each work features a single colour which is then pulled apart across the painting, with the daintiest of light hues worked through to the darkest shades.

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A catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition.

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