Gallery Hours: Open for Gallery Hop*, Saturday from 11 am - 5 pm and by Appointment

* is the first friday of every month from 7pm till 10pm


   

December will feature the works of John Woodson, please come join us.


John Woodson

My work is directly tied to my years as a theatre artist.  I come to the work ready to have an intuitive dialogue or some form of interaction with the canvas. How that comes to fruition depends on many things.  The beginning is about colors, shapes, and textures. I purposely limit my palette to the primary colors; cad yellow, cad red and ultramarine. I mix on the canvas as I go. My first layer or my underlayment is just to put color and shape on the canvas.  Then the dialogue begins with my instincts and intuition guiding. The tools I use vary with brushes used only to apply the underlayment  then a variety of non-traditional tools come into play to squeegee, skim, and drag the paint across the canvas, building up the layers.  I strive to be as immediate as possible.  I walk away when I sense I am directing an outcome. Somewhere within this intuitive dialogue… I find an end.

 

John Woodson Theater Bio

 

John Woodson has more than thirty years of professional experience as an actor and director and has performed in over a hundred productions across the country.  New York productions include; Jason in the Broadway production of Medea, starring Dame Diana Rigg; Kent in King Lear with Hal Holbrook at The Roundabout Theatre (Gerald Freedman directing), Kent in King Lear with F. Murray Abraham at the NY Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, Exeter in Henry V, at the NY Shakespeare Festival; Destiny of Me, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre; and the world premiere of Romulus Linney’s Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks at the Signature Theatre Company.  John was also a founding company member at Signature Theatre Company. Regionally, John has worked in many theatres including: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dallas Theatre Center, The Alley Theatre, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (company member), The Cleveland Playhouse, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, Long Wharf, Studio Arena, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (founding company member), The Idaho Shakespeare Festival and The American Stage Company. John served as Artistic and Executive Director of The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC from 2002-2006. He received his training from The North Carolina School of the Arts. John is presently on faculty at Coastal Carolina University where he has taught for the last four years and has directed productions of; Miss Julie, The Philadelphia Story, Bigfoot and Other Lost Souls,  On the Verge and A Chorus Line. This Fall John played Vince Lombardi in the NY Broadway hit, “Lombardi”.


Amy Swift and Bland Wade Gallery and Studios