Kay Wood

Wood’s recent works continues her interest in ontology, especially that of art objects.  Paintings are combined in arrangements that also include a variety of readymade and handcrafted things.  There are evident imperfections, irregularities,  flawed techniques and mundane materials sitting askew.  

This continuation of dialogue with the world of things through her practice is Wood’s feeling that we are bound by our condition to try to engage with the world and understand it but, paradoxically, this is actually not possible – we do not own things, we do not actually know them – despite the names and function we give them.  All her works can be seen as quasi independent entities exhibiting a certain inwardness that withdraws behind the visible qualities and cannot be explained.

Wood's artistic influences range from Jean-Simeon Chardin, to Giorgio Morandi, Thomas Nozkowski, Gunter Forg, Jessica Stockholder and Amy Sillman (to name a few). Kay Wood studied at Sydney College of the Arts and has a BVA (Hons) and an MVA. She also has a BA (Hons) from Deakin University. Prior to her return to Perth in 2005 Kay had had fourteen solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions.

Curriculum Vitae

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Exhibitions

  • Sat 17 Jul - Sat 07 Aug 2021 'Ensemble 1' - A new annual group exhibition of selected STALA CONTEMPORARY represented artists

    Artists featured:

    Ayad Alqaragholli  | Di Cubitt | Marcia Espinosa | Kathryn Haug | Michelle Hyland | Adam Hisham Ismail | Meredith Jackson | Shana James | Sue Leeming | William Leggett | Jarrad Martyn | Angela McHarrie | Britt Mikkelsen | Scott Robson | Wade Taylor | Kay Wood

  • Wed 19 May - Sat 05 Jun 2021 'She Smiles Like a River - A Personal Cosmology' - Kay Wood

    Referencing her childhood in rural Western Australia, Kay Wood's new body of work explores structural narratives of identity and deploys abstraction to unearth alternative readings of self and value.

    The latest work retrieves materials and concerns last seen in Wood’s work twenty years ago.  Ranging from fibreglass to hessian, cardboard, expanding foam and paint, ‘She Smiles Like a River - A Personal Cosmology’ is a continuum of  Wood’s creative endeavour to remain fully present and engaged with the process of making - in the moment - where past, present and future all co-exist.

  • Wed 19 Aug - Wed 09 Sep 2020 'Expectation and Other Ironies' - Guest Artist Kay Wood

    STALA CONTEMPORARY proudly presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by Kay Wood, continuing her dichotomous exploration of abstraction and representation.  A gestural and expressive rawness permeates both her varied abstract motifs and the deliberately minimalised depictions of the figurative forms which sit companionably alongside them.

    Kay Wood studied at Sydney College of the Arts and has a BVA (Hons) and an MVA. She also has a BA (Hons) from Deakin University. Kay grew up in country Western Australia. Prior to her return to Perth in 2005 Kay had had fourteen solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions.

     


Works

Artworks

KAY WOOD - Cassandra

KAY WOOD - Cassandra

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

$350.00
KAY WOOD - Clothilde

KAY WOOD - Clothilde

acrylic/canvas 2021, 40 x 30cm

$500.00
KAY WOOD - I See The Tea Towels Fly

KAY WOOD - I See The Tea Towels Fly

acrylic/canvas (oak frame) 2021, 50 x 40cm

$600.00
KAY WOOD - Leandra

KAY WOOD - Leandra

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

$350.00
KAY WOOD - No Less Than The Moon And The Stars

KAY WOOD - No Less Than The Moon And The Stars

acrylic on linen 2021, 76 x 61cm

$1,100.00
KAY WOOD - On Golden Hill

KAY WOOD - On Golden Hill

acrylic on linen 2021, 76 x 61cm

$1,100.00
KAY WOOD - Personal Mandala Knot Painting

KAY WOOD - Personal Mandala Knot Painting

acrylic and oil on canvas 2021, 120 x 90cm

$1,800.00
KAY WOOD - Pinus Radiata

KAY WOOD - Pinus Radiata

acrylic/canvas (oak frame) 2020, 90 x 80cm

$1,600.00
KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism (1-26) (installation view)

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism (1-26) (installation view)

mixed media 2021, dimensions variable (1-26) (available individually)

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KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 6

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 6

acrylic/canvas 2021, 13 x 13cm

$140.00
KAY WOOD - Still Life (128)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (128)

acrylic/clayboard 2021 (framed), 36 x 28cm

$500.00
KAY WOOD - Still Life (212)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (212)

acrylic/canvas 2021, 25 x 20cm

$350.00
KAY WOOD - Still Life (71)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (71)

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

$350.00
KAY WOOD - The Ragman Draws Circles Asterism (installation view)

KAY WOOD - The Ragman Draws Circles Asterism (installation view)

mixed media 2021, dimensions variable (available individually)

NFS (not for sale)
KAY WOOD - The Ragman Draws Circles Asterism 13

KAY WOOD - The Ragman Draws Circles Asterism 13

acrylic/canvas 2021, 13 x 13cm

$135.00
KAY WOOD - Touch The Sky (4)

KAY WOOD - Touch The Sky (4)

acrylic/oilstick/canvas 2021 (oak frame), 91 x 76cm

$1,600.00
KAY WOOD - Some Say The Sky Is Just The Sky

KAY WOOD - Some Say The Sky Is Just The Sky
sold

acrylic/canvas (oak frame) 2021, 50 x 40cm

KAY WOOD - 3 Skies

KAY WOOD - 3 Skies
sold

acrylic/cardboard/birch 2021, 26 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Rita May Asterism 4

KAY WOOD - Rita May Asterism 4
sold

acrylic/oil/canvas (oak frame) 2021, 25 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 10

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 10
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 15 x 15cm

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 13

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 13
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 13 x 13cm

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 21

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 21
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 15 x 15cm

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 22

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 22
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 10 x 10cm

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 26

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 26
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 13 x 13cm

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 3

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 3
sold

acrylic/cardboard 2021, 35 x 25cm (approx.)

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 9

KAY WOOD - Rooms Of The Magnificent Asterism 9
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 15cm

KAY WOOD - Somewhere On The Rainbow Coast

KAY WOOD - Somewhere On The Rainbow Coast
sold

acrylic and pencil on canvas 2021, 90 x 80cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (10)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (10)
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (104)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (104)
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (49)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (49)
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (61)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (61)
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (85)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (85)
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (99)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (99)
sold

acrylic/canvas 2021, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - A Painting is Not a Megaphone

KAY WOOD - A Painting is Not a Megaphone
sold

acrylic on linen 2020, 30 x 23cm

KAY WOOD - Cannister

KAY WOOD - Cannister
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 20 x 15cm

KAY WOOD - Carafe

KAY WOOD - Carafe
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 20 x 15cm

KAY WOOD - Cup

KAY WOOD - Cup
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 20 x 15cm

KAY WOOD - Expectations (37)

KAY WOOD - Expectations (37)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed) 50 x 40cm  

KAY WOOD - Guston Baby

KAY WOOD - Guston Baby
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Here Comes the Sun

KAY WOOD - Here Comes the Sun
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 120 x 90cm 

KAY WOOD - January

KAY WOOD - January
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed), 60 x 50cm

KAY WOOD - La, la, la

KAY WOOD - La, la, la
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 25 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Lemon Leaf

KAY WOOD - Lemon Leaf
sold

acrylic on linen 2020, 40 x 30cm

KAY WOOD - Please Explain

KAY WOOD - Please Explain
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed), 25 x 20cm 

KAY WOOD - So Long Marianne

KAY WOOD - So Long Marianne
sold

acyrlic on canvas 2020, (framed), 90 x 80cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (12)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (12)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 25 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (17)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (17)
sold

acrylic on linen 2020, 30 x 30cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (2)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (2)
sold

acrylic on linen 2020, 45 x 35cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (23)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (23)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 25 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (43)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (43)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed), 30 x 25cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (5)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (5)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 20 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (56)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (56)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, 25 x 20cm 

KAY WOOD - Still Life (58)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (58)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020 (framed), 30 x 25cm

KAY WOOD - Still Life (61)

KAY WOOD - Still Life (61)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed), 25 x 20cm

KAY WOOD - The Sounds of Silence

KAY WOOD - The Sounds of Silence
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed) 50 x 40cm

KAY WOOD - Torbay (2)

KAY WOOD - Torbay (2)
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed), 90 x 80cm  

KAY WOOD - You Can Call Me Al

KAY WOOD - You Can Call Me Al
sold

acrylic on canvas 2020, (framed), 50 x 40cm

STALA CONTEMPORARY

12 Cleaver St, WEST PERTH WA 6005

GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions):
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Or by appointment

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