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Into the Woods

There are only three days left to see Allyce Wood’s exquisite exhibition Latent Utility at the back of the cooperative and nonprofit SOIL Gallery.

Garland by Allyce Wood, watercolor and graphite on paper, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Garland by Allyce Wood at SOIL Gallery, watercolor and graphite on paper, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Rarely has an artist’s name paired so well with that of her gallery and the subjects of her work. Following on the heels of such pieces as The Silent Divested at Cornish’s autumn 2012 show Old ghost ranges, sunken rivers, come again, Wood’s nine works on paper here teem with the beauty of floral and microbial abundance and dessication.

Allyce Wood's The Silent Divested at Cornish's 2012 show Old ghost ranges, sunken rivers, come again. Image courtesy of the artist.

Allyce Wood’s The Silent Divested at Cornish’s 2012 show Old ghost ranges, sunken rivers, come again. Image courtesy of the artist.

Allyce Wood's Overgrown Restraint, colored pencil on paper, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Allyce Wood’s Overgrown Restraint at SOIL Gallery, colored pencil on paper, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kari Boeskov’s draped Echo of glassine and staples, part of the invitational show at the front of the gallery, is an apt greeting at the door, but it’s really Wood’s meticulously drafted pieces that have taken root in my memory.

Ornament by Allyce Wood, watercolor on paper, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

Ornament by Allyce Wood at SOIL Gallery, watercolor on paper, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.

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2 Responses to “Into the Woods”
  1. Catherine says:

    Woods’ show is genius! The drawings are exquisite. And I’m one of the lucky owns to acquire one; Garland.

  2. Elissa Favero says:

    You are lucky – enjoy it!

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