Central College's Mills Gallery presents Molly Wood's Botanical Photos
Central College is showcasing the photographs of Molly Wood in an exhibit titled "The Poison Garden" through Sept. 23 in the Mills Gallery in the Lubbers Center for the Visual Arts.
"In these photographs, I use only natural light and style them to resemble Dutch still life paintings," Wood says. "I use botanicals as metaphors for my own life experiences. Situations and relationships that can be beautiful, seductive, nurturing, life-sustaining and healthy when experienced in one way can also become toxic and poisonous when circumstances are changed or out of balance."
The public is invited to an artist talk and reception in the gallery at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. The event will be virtual. The public also is invited to a poetry reading in the gallery by Professor Emeritus of English Keith Ratzlaff at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Ratzlaff used Wood's artwork on the cover of his latest book of poetry, "Who's Asking?"
The Mills Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.