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.
- Sunday, May 2nd, 2 — 3pm
- Use this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84994208004
Athenaeum is located at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA. Fore more information, visit https://www.nvfaa.org/current-exhibit.