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Quick and Quiet

Ann Wood
Quick and Quiet

Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 7–10pm

916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101 Austin TX 78702
Gallery hours: Tue - Sat, 12–6pm

Quick and Quiet is a solo exhibition featuring Galveston-based artist Ann Wood. Quick and Quiet explores domesticity, death, and attraction/repulsion as a reaction to visual cues—combined with a Rococo aesthetic.

"In the summer of 2016, my parents died within six weeks of each other. I am an only child and I sat with both of them as they passed. It was not peaceful like I expected from watching movies and reading books—it was messy and gross and heart wrenching. Then, instantly, I owned another house in a different state, two more cars, a small dog, and a lot of stuff—boxes and storage units and closets and attics full of stuff. And, all of a sudden, it was important. I had lived my entire life not knowing that most of that stuff existed, and suddenly I had to know what was in every box and drawer. Then I had to deal with what was in every box and drawer. Should I keep it? Should I shred it? Should I sell it? Does someone want it?

Since this personal experience, I have become increasingly interested in domestic objects and their potential to be sculpture. I have been thinking of the stuff, the process of dying, and how we commemorate the experience."

— Ann Wood

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Big Medium is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Big Medium is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and by generous contributions from private donors.