New monotypes and recent collages by Woods, featuring interiors, still life, landscape and portraiture, depict a time of mass image consumption and a world that treats banality and disaster in the same way.
Drawing inspiration from photographs found from diverse sources such as books, magazines, the internet and the artist's own images, Woods is preoccupied with the human body and its environment. She reinterprets the found imagery, cropping or repositioning the subjects so that they begin to teeter on the edge of legibility and figuration.
Having initially trained as a sculptor, Woods' understanding of sculptural forms underpin her pictorial work. Her new work explores the themes of fragility, mortality and otherness; the delicate borders that exist between sickness and health, cruelty and humanity, and life and death.
In June 2020 Woods was scheduled to have her first solo exhibition at Cristea Roberts Gallery: a major body of new prints and collages by the artist. This exhibition entitled The Great Unknown will now take place in late 2020. Email [email protected] if you would like to receive further information, later in the year, about this show.
Other recent solo exhibitions by Woods include Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre (2018); Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2017); Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2016); and Hestercombe Gallery, Somerset (2016). Woods' work is held in numerous public collections including Arts Council Collection; Government Art Collection, London; The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA.
In 2016 Art/Books published the artist's first monograph entitled Strange Meetings. Woods lives and works in Hereford, England.