New Works,” by Jason Wood


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A short bio provided by the artist: Jason Wood was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. He lived for awhile in San Francisco where he developed a love for cycling and worked as a bike messenger. He originally aspired to be a writer, but a serious bicycle accident, in which he suffered a brain injury, forced him to rethink his future and find another outlet for creative self-expression. He returned to Lawrence in 2000 to be near friends and family and to focus his energies on his rehabilitation and painting.

Jason’s paintings have been featured at several local businesses and are included in many private collections. He has also been a regular participant in the Lawrence ArtWalk since 2006.

“My approach is basically intuitive. I rarely start a painting with a clear mental image of what I want. I let the process take me where it will – working and reworking the surface until it is done. Sometimes this happens quickly, but may take several months, resulting in a thick and heavily textured surface. I often incorporate found objects into my work, sometimes visible on the surface, but often buried beneath many layers.”

Event details:

  • Ongoing until Thursday, June 3, 2010
  • Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Invisible Hand Gallery, 801 1/2 Mass. St., Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages


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