The Invisible Life
The Batesville Area Arts Council is pleased to present The Invisible Life, an exhibition by Markeith Woods, at the BAAC Gallery on Main (226 E Main St) August 17 – October 9, 2021. Woods, a native of Pine Bluff, AR, is a 2014 graduate from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts. Woods is now in his final year of his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he received a full-ride, including a Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship. Aside from being an artist, Woods is also an art educator, committed to motivating the world through the Arts by inspiring, educating, and teaching hope to embrace purpose.
The Invisible Life is an inspired narrative of life to demonstrate love, respect, compassion, agony, oppositions, confidence, and death. “I explore the psychological state of living as a
Black male in the United States, always in survival mode meant to create division and separation.
Through observation, I aim to re-create my personal experiences by using symbols, words, images, familiar emotions and environments. When faced with life's challenges and confronting pain, it drives out the imperfection we face, such as oppression, health disparities, societal problems, unemployment, and other issues.” These emotions are an inspiration for Woods’ work.
This exhibition is free and open to the public during BAAC’s regular gallery hours, Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This exhibition is sponsored by Citizens Bank.
October 8, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.