Clare Woods: The Unquiet Head

The Hepworth Wakefield

22 October 2011 – 29 January 2012

This new exhibition by Clare Woods explores her interest in the power and history of rock formations in the British landscape, and its various manifestations in the works of artists such as Hepworth, Moore, Sutherland, Piper and Nash.

Her large-scale paintings (approximately 10 metres in length) use layers of enamel paint on aluminium. The paintings are often visually ambiguous and claustrophobic in their detail, combining abstraction and controlled figuration, held together by webs of paint and luscious reflective surfaces. Find out moreThis new exhibition by Clare Woods explores her interest in the power and history of rock formations in the British landscape, and its various manifestations in the works of artists such as Hepworth, Moore, Sutherland, Piper and Nash. Her large-scale paintings (approximately 10 metres in length) use layers of enamel paint on aluminium. The paintings are often visually ambiguous and claustrophobic in their detail, combining abstraction and controlled figuration, held together by webs of paint and luscious reflective surfaces. Find out more

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... a series of exhibition events which is supported by the Art Fund. Highlights include a talk with the artist, late night openings, a visit to Brimham Rocks and a film screening.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mon, except bank and local school holidays
Third Thu of each month, 10am – 9pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)