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Artist Talk: Christina Hunt Wood, Reflections on Dissonance, Friday Aug 6 at 5PM

Written By Editor on 8/2/21 | 8/2/21

Cooperstown NY-- Delhi artist Christina Hunt Wood will discuss her work in  Reflections on Dissonance at the Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, on Friday August 6 at 5PM. The talk in the open Middle Bay is free, Reservations are recommended.  Text or call 315-941-9607. The gallery will open at 4:30PM the day of the talk.


Ms. Hunt Wood is the second artist in the Art Garage’s ambitious four-month series, High Alert: Artists Speak Out, that focuses on social or environmental justice. Her exhibition will be followed by the East Orange NJ Black Lives Matter Project, Aug 14-Monday Sept 13; and Kenyan artist Adam Masava in a one-man show that will open Friday September 17.


 Christina Hunt Wood, a multimedia artist, explores her rural, predominantly white community’s relationship with race and everyday expressions of power. Her work in Reflections on Dissonance includes in-progress video art and elegant shimmering wall assemblages created from roadside trash --- ubiquitous discarded "road sodas" found along the backroads of her community. These she gathers, photographs and archives, then deconstructs and translates into new forms. By offering a poetic presentation, Wood narrows the space between what is culturally familiar and deeply problematic. For Wood, who is Black, items like these “act as evidence of a cultural phenomenon rooted in power over place and are a metaphor for racialized aggression.” She will also be exhibiting in-progress video art that explores various dissonance.

Ms Hunt Wood holds an MFA in Visual Arts, Lesley College of Art and Design, Cambridge MA, and a BA in Studio Art, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY. Lesley College awarded her the esteemed MFA in Visual Arts Alumni Award in 2017. The Catskill Center named her "Steward of the Catskills" in 2019 for her work as an artist and anti-racism community organizer. The NYS Council on the Arts awarded her a Decentralization Individual Artist Grant this year. Ms Hunt Wood is a founding member and program director for Get Woke! Catskills, an organization using the arts as a vehicle for discussions around race and identity.


Her work has been exhibited extensively, most recently at Collar Works (Troy, NY), Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY), and The Painting Center (NYC).


Also don t miss Roots, a 3-person shows in the adjacent Main Gallery also on view through August 11, when Roots artist Marc Pelletier will conclude the show with a Gallery Talk at 4PM. The Art Garage is open Saturdays 11-3, and always daily with a text or phone call (315-941-9607). Selected images will be available on FBArtGarageCooperstown.


For further information please contact the Art Garage at

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