linwoodhart@gmail.com / linwoodhart.com /919 886 2576

www.linwoodhart.com

I paint with acrylics and other materials in a mixed-media format that sometimes takes on the look of encaustic work. Items are often embedded in the canvas and sometimes become totally covered; other times, small bits show through via scratching or rubbing. The instruments used to apply the paint varies: fingers, brushes, razors, scrap paper, plastic bags … whatever it takes.

My work evolves in progressive layers of paint. I rarely complete a piece in one session; I usually finish it months after I’ve started, sometimes even years. I’m surprised by where the paintings begin and where they end. I see it as an ongoing journey, filled with many unexpected twists and turns and discoveries.

The colors, textures, and themes almost always involve a connection to my childhood growing up on a farm, my love of photography, and my obsession with my own mortality.

The last three years have been the most tumultuous of my life. I ended a 17 year relationship with a wonderful man. Did lots of talk therapy. Fell in love for the first time, again. Moved to Minnesota. That last one is the hardest pill to swallow. I never saw myself leaving NC. I had lived there for 53 years. There was nowhere else. As it turns out, there is somewhere else and you can still adapt at any age.

My recent work is firmly rooted in the hot, humid green and yellow hues of a Tobacco field; the cool, wet concrete floors of a Dairy Barn. I still own the farm in NC but have made the discovery that there are other places you can call home. This has fueled my desire to paint even more.

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

Durham Art Guild, Durham NC

59th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Curated by Edie Carpenter

Director of Greenhill Gallery, Greensboro NC

October 11 – November 9, 2013

 

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association

Fall Fine Arts Fair

Solar Arts Building, NE Minneapolis MN

September 2013

 

Outsiders Art And Collectibles, Durham NC

Group Show, CRUDE OIL

March 21 – April 22, 2013

 

Durham Art Guild, Durham NC

Themed exhibition, TRANSITIONS: MOVEMENT, PASSAGE, CHANGE

Curated by Pam Gutlon of Outsiders Art and Collectibles

Suntrust Gallery

February 12 – March 22, 2013

 

Durham Art Guild, Durham NC

Solo show, BENDING THE WIND

Suntrust Gallery

Paintings from 2011 DAG Artist-in-Residence

At Golden Belt Arts

May 2012

 

Raleigh Fine Arts Society 2012 Juried Show

Curated by Mark Sloan, Director and Senoir Curator at The Halsey Institute

Of Contemporary Art at The College of Charleston

Betty Ray McCain Gallery at Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts

Spring 2012

 

FRANK Gallery / Chapel Hill NC

BODY AND SOUL, Invitational Group Show

January – February 2012

 

Durham Art Guild 2012 Juried Show

Curated by Linda Dougherty

Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art

At The North Carolina Museum of Art

Suntrust Gallery

January 2012

 

Durham Art Guild Artist-in-Resident 2011

Golden Belt Studios

Awarded through The Durham Art Guild in conjunction with

Golden Belt Arts of Durham

Included one year of studio space at Golden Belt

And a solo show at the Durham Art Guild in 2012

Participation in Third Friday Events and Two Durham Art Walks

 

Heather Garrett Design / Durham NC

Solo Show

Winter 2011

 

Man Bites Dog Theater / Durham NC

NEXT STOP SACREDEMENTIA

In conjunction with the play

OH THE HUMANITY, AND OTHER EXCLAMATIONS

Lobby Gallery

December 2010

 

Magnolia Grill / Durham NC

Solo Show

July – August 2010

 

Cedar Creek Gallery / Creedmoor NC

OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

Invitational Group Show

October 200

 

Craven Allen Gallery / Durham NC

MEMORY SERVES

Two Person Show with Brad Tucker- ceramics

July – September 2009

 

Benjamin Vineyards and Winery Gallery / Saxapahaw NC

THANK GOD FOR GOOD DIRECTIONS

Solo show

March – April 2009

 

54th Annual Durham Art Guild Juried Show

Suntrust Gallery

Beverly McIver,  Juror

Second Place Award

September 2008

 

Magnolia Grill / Durham NC

Solo Show

July – August 2008

 

53rd Annual Durham Art Guild Juried Show

Suntrust Gallery

Barkley Hendricks,  Juror

November 2007

 

Craven Allen Gallery / Durham NC

SECRETS AND LIES

Two person show with Kathryn DeMarco

September 2007

 

52nd Annual Durham Art Guild Juried Show

CCB Gallery

Petah Coyne,  Juror

Fall 2006

 

Mixed Media In the Triangle, Invitational Group Show

Chapel Hill Public Library

Luna Lee Ray, curator

Fall 2006

 

Durham Art Guild

Solo Show

CCB Gallery

June 2006

 

21st Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Juried Show

Frankie G. Weems Gallery, Meredith College

Lee Hall, Juror

February – March 1999

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