Zane Bennett gallery brings you highbrow Magic Eye images. Artist Michael Freitas Wood uses super dense layers of grids to create a multi-stage visual experience. Woodâ€™s style developed over time. Though he has long studied grids, Wood has radically changed their implementation and expression. Wood began using the classic brush, but moved to etched ones. Heâ€™s also switched from cloth canvas to fiberglass. This exhibition reveals these changes, and a viewer can see how he transforms the look and power of the underlying grid. Woodâ€™s work takes time to unfold, a requirement that he intentionally holds against a contemporary viewerâ€™s need for instant gratification. Wood says, â€śIt requires the viewer to take time with the painting, but ultimately with themselves.â€ť
Where: Zane Bennett Contemporary
435 S Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM