Just coming off of his success in a two-person exhibition at Thunder-Sky Inc., Aaron Oliver Wood is set to open a solo project at another Northside gallery space. His exhibition Space Craft is on display at Fabricate (4037 Hamilton Ave., Northside) through Feb. 9. Wood’s work accumulates drawing, screenprinting and watercolor into nebulous layers of swirling psychedelic lines and cloud forms that glom together into larger images.
Among his influences listed in the press release, Wood cites science-fiction films such as The Black Hole and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Beyond just the imagery and style of these seminal films, Wood’s exhibition also relates to their medium, in that the drawings on display are preparatory works and backdrops for a short film he is working toward making in spring 2011. Fabricate is more than a gallery space; while visiting Wood’s exhibition, check out their shop full of locally made crafts and handmade items. An after-party at Mayday follows the opening reception.
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