MICHAEL FREITAS WOOD
The grid has been a time-honored device used for centuries by artists to transfer or enlarge images. It has become a staple of contemporary art since Mondrian and more recently with the likes of Agnes Martin.
I continue to use this simple organizational device to map out new terrain for my painting. In my latest series, the patterns of the microscopic world of atoms as well as the cosmic patterns of the universe are my inspiration.
I use plaster mixed with acrylic pigments, applied by trowel on fiberglass sheets.
2016 “Connections” South Bay Contemporary, Project Room, San Pedro, CA
2014 “Moment of Change” South Bay Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2013 “Unfolding Time” Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2011 “Permanent Transitions” Gallery Grimson, Seoul, South Korea
2011 “Consumed” Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2016 Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy
Gallery AM, Frankfurt, Germany
2015 Kitakyushu Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
Kyoto International Foundation Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Blue Roof Museum, Chengdu, China
IBox Gallery, Chengdu, China
2014 Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
L.A. Artcore, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles