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Event Scheduled

Harry Underwood: Outdoor Worship

#4 Harry Underwood Certitude 2021 26x26 W
Courtesy of Harry Underwood, 2021
GET OUT: See the observance of being outside at The WADDI.
  • 10/27/2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 10/28/2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 10/29/2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: Free,
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CL Critic Okla Jones, III Recommends: Self-taught artist Harry Underwood was raised near Homestead, Florida. in the late 1960s and early 70s. After being uprooted by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, he lived in New Orleans and Austin before settling in Nashville. Underwood’s passion for art began to increase throughout the years, and now paintings are exhibited in galleries and private collections across the country. “Outdoor Worship” is a collection of paintings inspired by the artist’s experience in dealing with his mother’s illness. “When I’m not painting I am playing outdoors or visiting with her,” he says about his current exhibition at the WADDI.  “I want to escape horror. If existence is a dream then let it be one.” — OJ

From the venue:

"These plywood monuments render true life episodes in real colors. Fortified and analogous to the habitat of terrestrial builders." - excerpt of text from the painting "Garden Maze"

“Outdoor Worship is a collection of paintings I’ve worked on for the last six months while coping with my mother’s illness. When I’m not painting I am playing outdoors or visiting with her. I'm very pleased that these paintings have more plants depicted in them than before. If you visit a museum you'll notice that there are people who paint horrors. I'm not one of them. I want to escape horror. If existence is a dream then let it be one. Dreams require landscapes and landscapes should have plants. I think what I'm doing will improve. I've been doing this for twenty years very independently and satisfied.” - Harry Underwood, 2022

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