June 14 – July 22, 2016
June 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Eileen Woods: Last Words is a text-driven exhibition that focuses on the spoken or written last words of the dying in their native languages. Woods uses mixed media and text in two and three dimensions to explore the subjects of mortality and memory. Sources for the text range from the last recorded words of the historically famous, the infamous and the anonymous.
“Most last words are lost through time,” said Woods. “Perhaps they were not recorded, or those that heard the words are not alive to repeat them. This exhibition illuminates the last words that were preserved, allowing me to give them another incarnation.”
Woods’ work is included in several collections, including a commissioned painting installation for McGraw-Hill, a permanent painting installation at The Ohio State University Student Union, in the collections of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History and the Federal Courthouse of Huntington, West Virginia. She has exhibited widely throughout Ohio and West Virginia, in group and solo exhibitions, including The Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia, and Gallery V and Michael Orr Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.
A free public reception will be held Tuesday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin. Regular gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: 614.889.7444. Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.
Looks Like a Good Night to Fly
Fabric, wood burning tool, metal rod, horseshoe nails
by Eileen Woods
26” x 24”