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.
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.
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