I have only what I remember
Angles Gallery is pleased to present I have only what I remember, an exhibition of photographs by Augusta Wood. The exhibition will be on view November 6th - December 23rd. A public reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, November 6th, from 6 to 8 pm.
I have only what I remember is a journey through the images and architecture that comprised Augusta Wood's early art education. As a child, Wood learned to look at art by spending time in her grandparents' home. They were both painters, and collectors of art, and their modernist home provided the artist with "a compass of how people represent their psychology through aesthetic and environmental choices." Augusta Wood uses the shell of the now empty interiors as a stage onto which she projects images from her family's photo archive that describe the former use of the home.
The projected images, dating from the 1960s to the 2000s, describe both a personal history, specific to the experience of the artist's family and upbringing, and also a collective history shared by generations. By layering multiple images over one another, Wood creates spaces within spaces, incorporating artworks that filled her grandparents' home, projected in the vacant rooms of the mid-century home where many of her family's pictures were originally captured. I have only what I remember explores the material nature of space in relation to memory and the role artworks play in how we remember.
Augusta Wood's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the 2010 Fotofest Biennial, Houston; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles; Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; L.F.L. Gallery, New York; The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; One Night Project Gallery, Havana, Cuba; and the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Wood received an MFA from CalArts and lives and works in Los Angeles.