Forward by Simon Wallis Director; The Hepworth Wakefield
Articles in the book are authored by Michael Bracewell writer and novelist and Chris
Stephens Head of Displays and Curator (Modern British Art) Tate Britain
Publisher Hepworth Wakefield
Publishing Date 2011 Softcover
Texts are in English
The Unquiet Head at The Hepworth Wakefield presents a new series of large scale paintings by Clare Woods that explore what she sees as supernatural elements of the landscape, depicting forms that embody our complex relationship with nature. In her work, rock formations, natural pools and twisted vegetation become powerful signs of a dual arracn and tear orin ansce, sne connu a tradn o Brn painting characterised by artists such as Paul Nash, John Piper and Graham Sutherland. This is explored as part of an accompanying display of work selected by the artist from major UK collections. Woods’ atmospheric dense paintings often realised on an immersive scale use layers of enamel and oil on aluminium. Writer and novelist Michael Bracewell and Chris Stephens Head of Displays and Curator (Modern British Art) Tate Britain have written perceptive essays to accompany the printed works illustrated in this catalogue which has been forwarded by Simon Wallis; director of the Hepworth Wakefield.