Thursday, January 20, 2011

UPDATE: Rodney Wood

Posted By on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 4:37 PM

It seems my wishes have been granted, kind of. Wood will visit the Springs next month to teach classes at Modbo and S.P.Q.R. Here are the details:

ArtThrive is a day-long, interactive, non-lecture based program in which participants will learn effective practices and methodology for dealing with the oft tricky relationship between business and art. They will also explore ways to keep their artistic passion alive and thriving. This program is part workshop, part seminar, and part self-assessment. Class size is very limited. $55. Reserve by calling Lauren at 650-2381 or emailing themodbo@gmail.com. Class takes place on Saturday, February 26th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artstorm is a hands-on, action packed workshop for artists who wish to explore techniques and methods for keeping their art fresh and growing. Through the use of various exercises, activities, and projects, artists will discover their patterns and comfort zones. Don’t miss these two sessions, packed with inspirational fun! Class size is VERY limited. $125. To reserve, call Lauren at 650-2381 or email themodbo@gmail.com. This workshop includes two classes, one on Thursday, February 17th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the other on Saturday, February 19th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

——- ORIGINAL POST, 7:25 A.M., Friday, Jan. 7 ——

I bet if we introduced the category "Person We Wish Would Come Back" to counter "Person We Wish Would Leave" for Best Of, Rodney Wood would definitely get a ton of votes. Of the former, of course.

Anyway, Wood, an intensely gifted artist who now lives in Santa Fe, came back to town last year for a dual-gallery retrospective at Rubbish Gallery and the Modbo. (You can read our coverage on that here.)

Besides that all-too-brief encounter though, to enjoy his work you have to spin through his website rodneywood.com. But now there's another way.

Wood has been chosen to appear in the book Imaginaire III, a compendeum of 61 artists who specialize in the "magic realism" style from around the world. Here are a few of the pages devoted to Wood.

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Here's an image of the book's cover, done by Dutch artist Michael Hiep. Warning, the more you look at it, the creepier it becomes.

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The book will soon be available on Amazon. And with that, I'm sending out a call to our local galleries. Can someone do another Rodney Wood show, please?

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