Dear Friends,

Welcome to the blog for the Marcia Wood Gallery. This new blog is our way of staying in touch with you in a more personal manner than we can do on our website (though we hope you’ll visit it, too). Since the blog is new, it will surely evolve. For now, we’ve got updates on what our artists have been doing—we’re posting new information weekly—and what we’re doing as a gallery in terms of fairs and travel. Eventually we hope to include interviews with our artists, and some first-person pieces, maybe even special projects, by our artists and gallery friends.


If you’re going to be in New York at the end of the month, come by and say Hey. We’ll be at the Pulse Fair, booth #I-12.



Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Don Pollack

We are thrilled to announce that Don Pollock will open his solo show, "The Lincoln Project" at the "Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum" in Springfield Illinois.  The show opens on Lincoln's 200th anniversary birthday on Feb. 12, 2009, and will run for three months, coinciding with the national celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The museum is by the state capital and just down the street from Lincoln's home.  Don received a grant to prepare (and extend) the exhibition.  The Museum director is planning other additional venues for the year to be announced, possibly Gettysburg, Washington, and NY.  

The "Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum" also wants to do a book and poster.  The "Lincoln after Stuart" portrait will also be part of the Museum's permanent collection after the show finishes at the end of 2009.  

Don will also be in a group exhibition, "Curator's Choice" at the Contemporary Art Institute of detroit, opening on April 5, 2008.  

other 07 updates


2007 Newzones Gallery, the sheltering sky, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University, American inheritance,

[retrospective], Bloomington, Illinois

Marcia Wood Gallery, night, Atlanta, Georgia

2006 Margaret Thatcher Projects, American gothic, past imperfect, New York, New York

Perimeter Gallery, improvisation, Chicago, Illinois



2007 artwork 5, Gallery 2, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

out of the garden, Rena Sternberg Gallery, Glencoe, Illinois

art chicago, The Merchandise Mart, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2006 states of seige, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

landscape x10, Newzones Gallery, Calgary,Alberta, Canada

pulse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, New York


Cross Cultural Perspective of Visual Communication, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, presentation topic: “native america: truth and imagery”, April 20-21, 2007

The conference hosted national and international researchers, faculty, and students presenting scholarly research, historical studies, creative experiences, and pedagogies that addressed cross-cultural perspectives of visual communication.

His presentation –“Native America: Truth and Imagery”, was a presentation of a project I did with students focusing on popular cultural and how current and historical Native Americans are perceived as well as addressing the needs of Native American design clients.  Researched topics included films, photography, package design, fashion, logotypes, and food products, lectures by Native Americans, and attending the 51st Annual Chicago American Indian Center Powwow.

A critical analysis of these items preceded package design proposals for “Smoke Signals”, (a Native American written and directed film), a cover and double page spread for the Chicago Tribune Magazine (highlighting the Chicago American Indian Center Powwow),and a music CD package design for the Mark Cleveland Band (Eastern Cherokee) where two student’s proposals were printed by the client.


Bill Rodriguez, “being there”, The Providence Phoenix, February 24, 2006

Bill Van Siclan, “art scene”, The Providence Journal, February 23, 2006

Doug Norris, “for some artists, historical re-enactment is a way of life”, South County Independant, RI February 9, 2006

Local Scene, “states of seige at uri focuses on the current contemporary condition”, The Standard Times, RI February 9, 2006

Jason Mojica, “don pollack: improvisation”, Time Out Chicago, February 2-9, 2006

Arts and Living, “kingston”, The South County Independant, January 26, 2006

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