Photo: Artist at work

Posted: Friday, July 06, 2007

Provocative juxtapositions are not uncommon in the narrative paintings of local Juneau artist David Woodie. The work on his right displays a teapot hovering over a vacant field. Another is home to a hamburger and fries levitating before a scenic mountain vista. Yet Woodie says that surrealism would not be an apt classification of his art. "A good surrealist would expunge any metaphor. I, for one, really like metaphors and ones that can be interpreted many ways." Woodie's gallery will be open in the Emporium Mall for First Friday is this evening.

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