Stan Woodard

Stan Woodard

Atlanta, GA, United States

About Stan Woodard

b. USA, 1960
Stan Woodard is an artist living in Atlanta, GA, USA

Stan Woodard is an artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. He works primarily with found materials to create installations and objects. Multimedia regularly figures into his installation work and he produces stand-alone multimedia, video, audio, and interactive digital works as well. Taking an archeological approach to found materials he often comments on the histories of places and objects.

As a performer, Woodard works a lone and with the performance trio Chinese Frankenstein.

Woodard is a recipient of the KBFUS (King Baudouin Fellowship US) award. Woodard has been exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Hong Kong and regionally.

Statement

Inspiration gained through exploring my post industrial neighborhood founded my work using discarded and recycled material in the creation of artwork. Believing that every debris object has a history as unique as each of our own, I chose items which had appealing formal qualities apart from that of other urban detritus. These objects were originally manufactured to serve a particular purpose and at some point were lost or deemed no longer relevant. By aestheticizing debris objects, each of them having passed through cycles of real and perceived value, I redefine their meanings.

My work ranges from intimate objects to room size installations and may include multimedia across the range. Elements have included weathered metal parts, wood, demolition debris, natural stone, organic material, etc. Recent object oriented works incorporate relics of personal lives, such as dolls and electronic parts. My installations are often immersive in character, and may include multimedia and interactivity. Through installation I have addressed a number of social issues such as the environment, gender and racial identity, and privacy, among others. I also create stand-alone video, audio, and interactive works set on a variety of themes.

While I consider archeology in the approach to found materials and new media, the works are evidence of personal mythologies and symbologies. An archeologist must evaluate artifacts according to accepted conventions; an artist may interpret according to his own standards. It follows that each observer brings a unique set of tools to evaluation.

Education

Activities

2008
March Pinup Show #4, City Gallery East, Atlanta

2007
February Kuumba, Lamar Arts, Barnesville, GA
July Looks Good on Paper, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta
August Vinyl, New Street Gallery, Atlanta
September - The 60 Second Southern Video Festival, Fugitive Projects, Nashville, TN
October - Dead Flowers, Eyedrum, Atlanta
2006
April Politics, Politics, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, AL
April National Juried Show, Eyedrum, Atlanta
June d'Asie d'Afrique, Artists Commune at the Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong
September America on the Brink, ATHICA, Athens, GA
August Vinyl, New Street Gallery, Atlanta
September I see no one, no one sees me, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, solo show
November Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta

2005
January Shelter, Eyedrum, Atlanta
August Vinyl, New Street Gallery, Atlanta
November d'Afrique d'Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, NY

2004
January Ongoing Woodard for President 2K4, woodardforpresident.org
April Music from the "Communicators Soundtrack, Eyedrum, Atlanta, performance
September Gathering, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
October Short circuit with Biofeedback, Face to Face, B-Complex, Atlanta, performance
November Ambience, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, performance
December Ambience, Eyedrum, Atlanta, performance

2003
February Claxon Knot in Debris Field, Project: SGF Downtown, Atlanta
February preRevolutionary, Project: SGF Downtown, Atlanta, performance
March through 2005 Rui and Mike at Eyedrum, Eyedrum, Atlanta
April Emergency Room, the White Space, Atlanta
June Expected Interstice, Eyedrum, Atlanta
June Wife of Pariah, Eyedrum, Atlanta, performance
July Wife of Pariah, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, performance
August Wife of Pariah, Eyedrum, Atlanta, performance
September Wife of Pariah, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta Alternative Arts Festival, performance
September preRevolutionary, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta Alternative Arts Festival, performance
September Common Objects, City Gallery East, Atlanta

2002
December pre-Revolutionary, Eyedrum, Atlanta, performance

2001
June Hardware: The Penis Show, Eyedrum, Atlanta

2000
January - Ongoing Woodard for President Y2K, woodardforpresident.org
April Food, Clothing, Shelter: The Design of Reality, Eyedrum Atlanta

1999
April 107 Yellow Pages, Eyedrum, Atlanta
June IVAC Members' Show, The Stove Works, Atlanta
September Or was it just a dream?, Eyedrum, Atlanta

1996
January Ongoing Woodard for President '96, woodardforpresident.org

1994
April Schema 1, The Chamber, Atlanta

CONFERENCES
James Brown: The Man, Music, and His Influence, from Augusta, Georgia to Bamako, Mali, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Organizer/moderator, 2007
National Alliance of African and African American Art Support Groups, 8th Annual Conference, Navigating the Mainstream VIII, Creative Collaborations: Artists, Curators, and Collectors,
algorithmeticblackbase10: Digital Science Decoding Character of Blackness, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Panelist, 2006
Bioneers, Southern Artists and Social Activism, SCAD Atlanta, Organizer/Moderator, 2005
Artist Survival Series, Working with galleries, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Panelist, 2003
Electric Arts Alliance of Atlanta, Annual Survey, Presenter, 2002

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Open Wounds, Felicia Feaster and Curt Holman Creative Loafing, Dec. 28, 2006
Shows focus on ecology, history, Jennifer Brett, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 20, 2006
Art School, Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, Oct. 19, 2006
A chance to think about things differently, Kirsten Tagami, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept. 17, 2006
Spruill premiers Controversial Art Installations on Sept. 21, Dekalb Neighbor, Sept. 2006
Getting to the Point, Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sept. 2006
Politics Politics, Jessica Dallow, Art Papers, Sept. /Oct. 2006
Blind Spots, Code Z, Aug. 30, 2006
Exposing Risks, Jerry Cullum, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 25, 2006
Artists views presented in clear, rational framework, James R. Nelson, The Birmingham News, May 7, 2006
Warped Records, Layla Bellows, Creative Loafing, June 30, 2005

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/VOLUNTEER
Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro Sister Cities Committee, Member -- 2004-2007
Board member/Webmaster - Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery -- 2000-2003
Instructor- Hands on Atlanta - Partners in Technology -- 2000-2002
Boy's and Girl's Clubs of Metro Atlanta - Web design -- Launched Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta website design volunteer
Webmaster - Individual Visual Artists' Coalition -- 1998-2000
Literacy Tutor - Literac