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drawing day for night 

Silver Gelatin Print, 39.75”x39.75", 2008


Augusta Wood's text series proposes a collapse and collusion of real and imagined space. Wood assembles scenes for the camera based on memory, incorporating text from an archive of phrases both culled and created. The scenes range from the domestic to landscape, sites both private and public, personal and anonymous. These photographic works use language as a gauge against which both literal and figurative value is read. The images complicate the distinction between visual and written forms, drawing, language and document. While relying on the failure to completely entwine image and text, each picture also forces them to remain inseparable.
These photographs are collectively true and fictional, both record and construction, referential and solicitous.