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Chapter Arts Centre: Richard Woods: Inclosure Acts - 9 Apr 2015 to 14 June 2015

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9 Apr 2015 to 14 June 2015
Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun 12 - 6pm;
Thu & Fri 12 - 8pm; Closed Monday
Chapter Arts Centre
Market Road
Canton
CF5 1QE
Cardiff
United Kingdom
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Richard Woods: Inclosure Acts
Fri 10 April – Sun 14 June


Artists in this exhibition: Richard Woods


Richard Woods: Inclosure Acts

Gallery

Preview: Thu 9 April, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition: Fri 10 April – Sun 14 June


Richard Woods has built an international reputation for his signature architectural transformations, paintings and sculpture that fold the history of the decorative arts, functional design and graphic language into intoxicatingly witty plays with image and surface.

His architectural interventions are chiefly concerned with the re-surfacing of existing structures, proposing an absurd twist on the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics.

For Chapter, Woods has created new works in the Gallery and for the lightbox that are inspired by both the history of the building – sited as it is on a former cattle market – and by the Inclosure Acts (1604-1914) that radically transformed open fields and common land in the countryside. During this time, almost seven million acres of land became private - where once there were large, communal fields, land was now hedged and fenced off, and old boundaries disappeared.

In contrast, wall-based works reference the suburban in a series of Mono Prints. Based on hard-edged renditions of Mock Tudor decoration, the paintings are suburbia meets Neo Geo – the past made future.

Biography

Richard Woods was born in 1966 in Cheshire, UK and was educated at Winchester School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art. He lives and works in London.In 2014 Chapter collaborated with Woods to produce ‘Cardiff Rebuild’ a work in the grounds of Cardiff Castle as part of Cardiff Contemporary.Woods has exhibited extensively internationally and significant recent projects include major commissions at the University of Bath (2014); A Maze for Yorkshire, Wakefield (2013); Public Art Fund and Lever House, New York (2010) and collaborations on a wide range of furniture with Established & Sons. Woods has work in major collections internationally including The Saatchi Collection, London; Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester / Wolverhampton and Jumex Collection, Mexico.

Richard Woods is represented by Works I Projects

www.richardwoodsstudio.com


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