Join us for the opening of the exhibition titled Openings by artist Lisa Wood.
An art opening is a moment of celebration in the art community - an event to reconnect with peers and colleagues and an opportunity to socialize. In this project, Lisa Wood exposes the underlying tension between the socially acceptable and socially awkward behavior that emerge from these events.
Image Caption: Lisa Wood, Slip inside (detail), 2018. Oil and coloured pencil on Mylar drafting film, three panels, each 3' x 5'.
Lisa Wood is a figurative-based artist whose practice encompasses painting, drawing, collage, installation and photography. In the last 5 years she has been creating paintings and drawings based on time-lapse photography of people at social occasions involving food and drink. She is interested in surveillance technology, the body, and eating in relation to social psychology. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Brandon University in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Art. She has an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the University of Manitoba, has been the recipient of many grants and awards, and exhibits her artwork nationally and internationally. Prior to teaching at Brandon University, Lisa worked in various roles in Winnipeg, including: Director at PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Instructor at the University of Manitoba, and Program Coordinator at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA).