Augusta Wood
American, born 1978
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Selected exhibitions
2017
Parting and Returning,
DENK Gallery
Augusta Wood: PARTING AND RETURNING,
DENK Gallery
2016
A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age,
George Eastman Museum

Using photography as a fluid and flexible medium rather than an empirically finite one, Augusta Wood investigates the overlap and continuity of perceived time. Working through a collage-like process, Wood constructs images through an overlay of separate and distinct photographic captures, combining pictures she has made at different moments in time, some weeks apart and others years, to synthesize new convergences of history, time and place. Her images activate light as gesture and assert her presence as an agent of the imagery. At times they verge on the idiosyncratic composition of drawing, and the implied authorship of that deliberate staging, while at others they read as spectral or haunted spontaneities and observations. As though manifesting the invisible latency of lived impressions and their reliance on the individual's subjective apprehension, Wood's images explore the …

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