In March Lisa Harris Gallery presents Familiar Places, an exhibition of new landscape paintings in oil, featuring Emily Wood’s intensely hued, or "colorist" interpretations of the West's varied geography. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, March 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Wood’s recent body of work brings a fresh approach to scenes very familiar to the artist—places in Montana, Eastern Washington and the mountains of Western Washington--depicting them with a new palette, brush technique, or alternative composition. She accentuates distinctive topographical characteristics, simplifying shapes and deepening shadows as she renders scenes of mountain lakes, tree-lined ridges, winding rivers, and cultivated fields.
For the past 20 years, Wood, a University of Washington B.A. graduate, has been exhibiting regularly at Lisa Harris Gallery. She also has been featured in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chapel Hill, North Carolina and most recently in a solo exhibition at The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington (2012). Her work can be found in the collections of Seattle University’s Sullivan Law Center, Merrill Lynch, Seattle Cancer Alliance, UW Medical Center, and Tacoma Art Museum as well as in private collections on the East and West Coasts. The artist has been included in important regional survey shows at The Tacoma Art Museum (1995) and the Whatcom Museum of History and Art (1999).