* is the first friday of every month from 7pm till 10pm
December will feature the works of John Woodson, please come join us.
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
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”.