Born in Ireland in 1951, Tom Wood is internationally renowned for his photographs of people. These were taken for the most part in Merseyside, where he lived from 1978 until 2003, when he moved to North Wales to concentrate full time on what he has referred to as “the matter of landscape”. Curated by Mark Durden, this exhibition looks at his relationship to the landscape of Ireland, in particular rural County Mayo. Due to religious intolerance, his family was forced to leave the region in the 1950s and move to England. But summers were nearly always spent on family trips to Ireland and this exhibition is drawn from the extensive body of work Wood has made there, encompassing four decades and involving a range of photographic processes and formats, as well as video.
Tom Wood’s photographs figure in important collections such as MOMA, New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The Arts Council of Wales and Mostyn have supported the artist’s landscape project; a three-volume Steidl publication, Tom Wood: Landscapes, is currently in preparation.
The artist is represented in France by Galerie Sit Down whose concurrent exhibition Cynefin ou les paysages gallois de Tom Wood runs from 10 November to 20 December 2015
At 6pm on the evening of the opening, Tom Wood will be in conversation with the curator of the exhibition, Mark Durden, Professor of Photography, University of South Wales (reservation recommended).
Find out more about the two further exhibitions organised by CCI in Espace Lhomond (around the corner). This triple opening will be followed at 8pm by an after party with electro-pop group Not Squares.