8 March - 20 April 2024

Clare Woods

Soft Knock
    "The detail in the everyday becomes heightened with discomfort; this allows for new ways of seeing the ordinary.”

    Cristea Roberts Gallery is delighted to present Soft Knock, a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Clare Woods. Woods utilises the genre of still life and the classical trope of memento mori to explore the vulnerability of life, its fragile boundaries and co-existing tensions.

    In a departure from earlier work exploring the human body, Woods’ new collages and prints, from cut flowers to empty stoneware jugs, are seen alongside works depicting loaded skies. Hovering between figuration and abstraction, the works in Soft Knock present us with both the familiar and the uncanny, the gentle and the sinister.

    Soft Knock will be accompanied by a new episode of the Cristea Roberts Gallery podcast series Making a Mark which delves into the work of the artist.

    To register your interest in the new works please contact [email protected].

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    Private view
    6 - 7.30 pm, Thursday 7 March 2024
    Confirm your attendance via [email protected] / 020 7439 1866
    Artist Talk: Clare Woods

    Tuesday 19 March 2024

    Join us for a conversation between Clare Woods and writer and critic Charlotte Mullins, as they discuss the artist's latest body of work. The exhibition will open from 6pm and the talk will begin at 6.30pm with an opportunity for an audience Q&A at the end.

    To register your interest in the new works please contact [email protected].

    About the artist

    About the artist

    Clare Woods was born in Southampton, England, in 1972. She studied for her BA Fine Art at Bath College of Art 1991-94 and for her MA Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College, London 1997-99. In 2022, Woods was elected a Royal Academician by The Royal Academy of Arts, London. In 2016 Art/Books published the artist’s first monograph. Volume two will be published in Spring 2024.

    Clare Woods in her studio, 2023. Courtesy RA and the artist. Photo Anne Purkiss.
    Top image: Clare Woods; Collage for Woolworth’s Roses (detail), 2023.

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