Fast food and religion by Chris Woods (23 pictures)
Chris Woods was born in New Brunswick, Canada in 1970 and has lived in Chilliwack, BC since 1979. His work deals with the effects of consumer culture on the individual. By painting his friends against a contemporary landscape of pop-culture, belligerent branding, and omnipresent advertising, he creates images loaded with both portent and optimism.
Chris has exhibited 18 solo shows in public and commercial galleries since 1988. His paintings have appeared in Adbusters magazine, Saturday Night magazine and Naomi Klein’s book No Logo. He was ‘Artist in Residence’ at Colorado State University during his onsite retrospective ‘McTopia: A Ten Year Survey’ at the Clara P. Hatton Gallery in 2002.
Chris’ best-known painting, ‘McDonald’s Nation’ (1996), has become a popular icon of the anti-corporate movement and has been featured numerous times in print, electronic, and guerilla media around the world.
He is represented by Gallery Jones in Vancouver, BC. His last show with them was SUPERFORTRESS in April of 2012. Chris is currently working on his summer, 2013 solo exhibition SANDSTORM at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC