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“A Captive Past”
Gallery 2110, located at 1023 Del Paso Blvd., is proud to present Patricia Wood’s exhibition titled "A Captive Past”. This show features new works on paper and panel. The drawings and paintings are a continued exploration of the subject of the classroom. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday June 13th 6-9 p.m. with a special VIP preview night opening on Thursday June 11th, 6-8 p.m. The show will run from June 10th through July 3rd.
These classroom drawings grew out of a series of "chalkboard" paintings that Ms. Woods was working on several years ago. The chalkboard paint itself was used to evoke a kind of nostalgia. Those chalkboard vignettes grew into entire classrooms. The empty spaces now hold memories that are different for each individual viewer. The images of the classroom serve as containers of memories, some happy, some horrific. They represent the places where we fell in love, we realized we were inadequate, we were afraid to go and then terrified to leave. For each the memories are different but the space remains the same. Patricia Wood is currently an Adjunct professor at American River College and Sierra College. She has had numerous exhibitions both locally and nationally. She received her BA in Art Studio from UC Davis and her MFA in Painting from the University of Arizona. Her art work has been featured in several issues of New American Painting magazine as well as on the cover of Studio Visit magazines 7th edition. She currently lives and has an art studio in downtown Sacramento, California. She shares her space with two adorable cats who, through their callous disregard for art supplies and works in progress, serve to remind her that ultimately the value of the art making process is both personal and subjective.