EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Stringing Rope at Ankle Level by Alistair Woods

Join us on Friday 29th March in Manchester for our latest exhibition opening.

Stringing Rope at Ankle Level is a selection of new paintings and sculptural works by Alistair Woods that make reference to underground subcultures, politics and appropriation of imagery.

The works consider the similarities of symbolism and icon worship found throughout art history and also more contemporary versions found within football fandom and on airbrushed fairground rides. Tapping into the thought that football, a lot like religion or art, can act as a universal language.

The work references everyday observations of both functional and charming marks found on the street, and uses a combination of traditional and non-traditional materials ranging from oil paint and linen to smoke canisters and chalk lines. The use of high quality and accessible materials together questions status and value, democratising art making and elevating things that are often overlooked.

Alistair Woods. (b. 1991 Guildford, Britain) is an artist living and working in Manchester who has exhibited around the UK and a co-founder of Manchester based Depot Art Studios. Graduated in Fine Art (Hons) from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2013. Woods recently exhibited in solo exhibitions at Bankley Gallery (Manchester) and Gloam Gallery (Sheffield)
His minimal abstract paintings bring together references from every day and social observations, using a combination of traditional and non-traditional materials. The works address politics and underground subcultures with a nod to British sitcoms and personal sentiments.

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