Athenaeum Gallery Presents Patricia Underwood Trees/Humans: Life in the Balance

By Editorial Team on April 12, 2021

Thu, 08 April 2021 - Sun, 16 May 2021

Patricia Underwood, Wailing, photo silk-screen, linocut, mixed media on wood veneer, 42” x 42”, 2021.
On View: April 8 – May 16, 2021

In this exhibition Patricia Underwood employs photo images of ancient trees taken on her travels. Struck by their beauty, resilience and long record of survival, she ponders the stark contrast between humans’ invasive habitation of the planet and trees ‘give and take’ collaborative tenancy. Silk-screening the photos onto wood veneers, she adds layers of drawing, painting and printing to create a ‘magical realism’ of works that speak for the trees and visualize their urgent pleadings for reverence, revealing their ancient wisdom.

Socially-distanced ‘meet and greets’ with Patricia Underwood in the Athenaeum gallery:

  • Saturday, May 1st, 2 — 4pm
  • Saturday, May 15th, 2 — 4pm

Zoom artist talk and demonstration – learn about Patricia’s artistic process and art-making techniques.

Athenaeum is located at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA. Fore more information, visit