Clare Woods at the Serlachius Museum, Finland
Buchmann Galerie is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Clare Woods at the Serlachius Museum in Finland.
The exhibition presents Clare Woods' works from the last five years and is the artist's first show in Finland. The title of the exhibition Between Before and After is referenced to the fact that there is no going back to the past and the future is uncertain. With the current war in Ukraine, the exhibition’s title and the subjects of the artworks have taken completely new meanings.
“My works have always had a trace of perceived fear and the real anxiety this fear causes. If we had not been through lockdown, I would never have been able to imagine what is happening in the world now and how to carry the enormity of this nightmare. Maybe we are all facing the question of what it means to be human”, the artist says.
The paintings of Clare Woods often move in an ambiguous realm: on the boundaries of good and evil, conscious and unconscious. She paints her difficult subjects in the same way as the beautiful: to understand and process even painful issues.
The exhibition is a collaboration with Dundee Contemporary Arts and is curated by Laura Kuurne. A catalogue accompanying the exhibition will be published by Parvs Publishing Ltd in April. Buchmann Galerie has represented Clare Woods since 2008.