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Things We Lost in the Fire
David Woodward
December 13, 2011 - January 13, 2012
Reception: Tuesday, December 13, 6-8pm
Visual Bites: Thursday, January 12, 2:30pm
(Artist Talks followed by a discussion with Master of Art Conservation students on conservation techniques and issues)

David Woodward
Things We Lost in the Fire, installation details, mixed media, 2011

Artist Statement
Things We Lost in the Fire is an installation that explores the dependency of memory on imagery. Through the media of print and photography, the installation addresses the ideas of family portraiture and the relegation of physicality to memory, revealing the beginnings of narrative, for which viewers must contemplate their own ends.

In general, my work explores the human body, spirituality, and the spectral interaction between past and present. The presence of the artist’s mark is important to my creative and artistic processes, fostering in me a natural tendency towards traditional mediums and techniques. I have recently begun working with installation as a means of combining media and presenting multiple layers of meaning within the experience of art.

David Woodward is in his third year of the Fine Art program at Queen’s University. He is primarily interested in painting and printmaking, and has shown at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. More of his work can be seen at www.davidwoodward.ca.