Black Angel Woodman


She experienced early exposure to a plethora of exemplary artistic folks together with countless potential historic, literary, and theoretical influences. Settings may differ from confined interiors to the expansive outdoors, but Woodman herself is all the time there. Interested in the limits of representation, the artist’s body is habitually cropped, endlessly concealed, and never wholly captured. Woodman was acutely aware of the evanescent nature of life and of dwelling close to death. These unanswered questions have fueled, partly, the posthumous fascination with Woodman’s life and work. Major traveling retrospectives followed, most lately at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from 2011 to 2012.