Box Gallery presents Michael Freitas Wood in an exhibition of new grid paintings on wood panel entitled: Consumed.
Wood writes: “When there is a wealth of pictorial information from television, the internet, digital images and motion pictures, how can I breathe life into a static medium? I offer paintings that explore this issue by creating intensely compacted, highly charged visual designs.”
Built of multiple overlapping grids of contrasting pigmented modeling paste (on panel and on 3-dimensional boxes mounted on the wall), Wood’s surfaces are cheerful, and dynamic, with subtle perceptual play.
(Image: Michael Freitas Wood, 405 Illusion, 2011, mixed media on maple wood panel , 17" x 17"; Courtesy of the artist and Box Gallery)