Pacific Northwest College of Art
Museum of Contemporary Craft

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Michael Woodcock: Paintings 2008–2010

Apr 7, 2011 – May 13, 2011



“Michael Woodcock makes paintings that do curious things with time and space while never letting you forget the here-and-now. That’s no mean feat, and the L.A. artist makes it look easy, or at least as if it’s no big deal. Neither precious nor unduly impressed with themselves, his square wood panels present brief, fleeting moments loaded with enough potential to be anything but incidental. Each of his humble, understated paintings is a down-to-earth instance in which the simplest of things seem to burst with significance—to be just the right mix of everyday obviousness and transcendent mystery that the unlikely combination triggers insights into our mundane, otherwise unremarkable surroundings by heightening our emotional connection to the world around us, which we sometimes share with others and at other times inhabit as if all alone.”

—David Pagel 2010

Michael Woodcock received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. His paintings, drawings and prints have been featured in gallery and museum exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Woodcock’s work is included in numerous public and private collections such as the Getty Museum Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA; Yale University, New Haven, CT; Pitzer College, Claremont, CA; and Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, CA. He presently lives and works in Claremont, CA.

This exhibition made possible by PNCA and The Harris Gallery at the University of La Verne.

Sponsored by Carol Brandt.



PNCA Main Campus
Swigert Commons
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

Free and open to the public. Image: "your cab has arrived," Acrylic, latex, shellac, ink and graphite on birch plywood; 2009. Courtesy Pulliam Gallery.


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