Art League Houston presents Ann Wood: "Just After" opening reception
Art League Houston presents "Just After," a new, site-specific installation by Galveston-based artist Ann Wood. Incorporating aesthetic elements of Rococo and Baroque excess combined with Gothic style funerary monuments, Wood’s installation visually recalls Victorian figurative grave markers found throughout Galveston’s historical cemeteries.
In the summer of 2016, Wood’s parents died within six weeks of each other. She is an only child and sat with both of them as they passed. Wood recalls that it was not peaceful like she expected from watching movies and reading books – it was messy and gross and heart wrenching. Then, instantly, she 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.
Wood lived her entire life not knowing that most of that stuff existed, and suddenly had to know what was in every box and drawer. Then she had to deal with what was in every box and drawer.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until January 15, 2020.