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Formalist without Formula

Out of the Muse: Don Woodford

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Formalist without Formula: Don Woodford Selected Works 1972-2022

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Professor Emeritus of Painting in the Department of Art and Design, Don Woodford began his academic career at California State University, San Bernardino in 1972. After he retired in 2001, he continued to teach studio painting courses for two academic years. 

An artist, educator, curator, and collector, Don Woodford has an extensive and rich knowledge of art, both historical and contemporary, supported by an outstanding visual sensitivity and highly admirable esthetic proficiency. In his long career, Woodford has mastered collage and painting techniques, experimenting in both two- and three-dimensional abstract forms. According to Tom McGovern’s recent essay to be published in conjunction with the exhibition, “Don's oeuvre is remarkably consistent, with form and color being its primary concerns, and without repetition. If I had to categorize him, it would certainly be as a formalist, and knowing that his methodology is highly intuitive, it is obvious that there is no formula from which he works. Don is an artist's artist, someone with a clear vision, amazing work ethic and deep knowledge of history, all of which inform his art.”

Our exhibition presents a selection of Don Woodford’s diverse body work encompassing a period of five decades. During that time, the language and form of Woodford’s uniquely personal art have evolved multiple times, often inspired by places and place-related experiences, each influencing a new body of work, introducing fresh formal solutions and subtle stylistic nuances.

“I enjoyed my years at the university a great deal…,” Woodford fondly recalls. “When I was searching for a teaching position,” he adds, “I only considered working at schools in Southern California because I felt then and still feel that there is a wonderful creative energy within the art community here. If I could magically have the opportunity it to do over again, I would jump at the chance”.

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Script

Don Woodford

Script, 1998
Acrylic on panel

RAFFMA Permanent Collection

The Three Graces

Don Woodford

The Three Graces, 1979
Mixed media

RAFFMA Permanent Collection

Double Portrait

Don Woodford

Double Portrait, 2004
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

RAFFMA Permanent Collection

Cipher

Don Woodford

Cipher, 1979
Acrylic and cardboard

RAFFMA Permanent Collection

Queen of Hearts

Don Woodford

Queen of Hearts, 2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Prehistoric Floor Plan, Malta

Don Woodford

Prehistoric Floor Plan, Malta, 2000
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

A Curious Balance

Don Woodford

A Curious Balance, 2020
Acrylic on panel

Courtesy of Timo Marquez and Rick Garcia

Cluster

Don Woodford

Cluster, 1990/2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

The Mikado

Don Woodford

The Mikado, 2017
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Valencia

Don Woodford

Valencia, 2016
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Composition

Don Woodford

Composition, 1995
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Some Assembly Required

Don Woodford

Some Assembly Required, 2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Santa Fe

Don Woodford

Santa Fe, 2020
Acrylic on panel

Courtesy of Wayne Hooper and Kevin Joliffe

Jade Night

Don Woodford

Jade Night, 1994
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Circus

Don Woodford

Circus, 1995
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Highland Avenue

Don Woodford

Highland Avenue, 1993
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Lunch Box

Don Woodford

Lunch Box, 1980
Found Materials

Courtesy of the artist

Tools and Toys

Don Woodford

Tools and Toys, 2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Network

Don Woodford

Network, 2011
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Baseline

Don Woodford

Baseline, 2012
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Tourniquet Pass

Don Woodford

Tourniquet Pass, 2017
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Candy Box

Don Woodford

Candy Box, 2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Autumn Harvest

Don Woodford

Autumn Harvest, 1991
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Summer Solstice

Don Woodford

Summer Solstice, 1999
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Monument 1

Don Woodford

Monument 1, 2008
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Double Portrait 1

Don Woodford

Double Portrait 1, 1989
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Double Portrait 2

Don Woodford

Double Portrait 2, 1990
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Network

Don Woodford

Network, 1987
Acrylic, fabric, and wood

Courtesy of the artist

Grid

Don Woodford

Grid, 2011
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of Kevin Bershinski

Chance Meeting

Don Woodford

Chance Meeting, 1983
Acrylic, paper, and cardboard

Courtesy of Wayne Hooper and Kevin Joliffe

Angel's Flight

Don Woodford

Angel's Flight, 2019
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of Wayne Hooper and Kevin Joliffe

Pompeii

Don Woodford

Pompeii, 1979
Acrylic and cardboard

Courtesy of Wayne Hooper and Kevin Joliffe

American Quilt

Don Woodford

American Quilt, 1980
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

The Concert Singer

Don Woodford

The Concert Singer, 2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Dark Figure

Don Woodford

Dark Figure, 2016
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Desert Blossom

Don Woodford

Desert Blossom, 2016
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

The Joker

Don Woodford

The Joker, 2020
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Queen of the Night

Don Woodford

Queen of the Night, 2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Coltrane

Don Woodford

Coltrane, 2018
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

The Acrobat

Don Woodford

The Acrobat, 2022
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Duet

Don Woodford

Duet, 2017
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Pas de deux

Don Woodford

Pas de deux, 2021
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist

Three Gypsies

Don Woodford

Three Gypsies, 1986
Acrylic, fabric, and wood

Courtesy of the artist

Harvest

Don Woodford

Harvest, 1973
Acrylic on canvas

Courtesy of the Pfau Library

Barries

Don Woodford

Barries, 2004
Acrylic and paper collage on panel

Courtesy of the artist