Suné Woods:
A Feeling Like Chaos

September 14 – 23 | October 5 – 28, 2017
Thursday – Saturday, dusk to 11pm
UVP Everson, Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY

Related Events

Thursday, September 13, 2017


Light Work
Watson Theater
316 Waverly Ave.
Syracuse, NY

Related Exhibition

On view September 16 – December 31, 2017

Additional works will be on view at other locations (see below).

Light Work, Urban Video Project (UVP), and the Everson Museum of Art are pleased to present three concurrent exhibitions of work by multimedia artist Suné Woods. UVP will feature Suné Woods: A Feeling Like Chaos at their outdoor architectural projection venue at the Everson Museum of Art during the months of September and October.

Woods’ work will also be on view inside the Everson Museum of Art’s Robineau Gallery in When a Heart Goes Scatter, Scatter, Scatter and at Light Work’s Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery in To Sleep with Terra. Please see sidebar for more information on concurrent exhibitions.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a brief break in Woods’ exhibition at UVP the week of September 24-30 so that we can bring you Water Way: canal culture through the eyes of youth from around the world during the 2017 World Canal Conference, which will be held in Syracuse.

Special Events

Wed | September 13 | 6pm | Light Work 

You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go

performance and artist talk feat. Suné Woods, award-winning poet Fred Moten, and musicologist James Gordon Williams

Fri | September 15 | Everson Museum of Art

When a Heart Scatter, Scatter, Scatter opening reception

Sat | September 16 | 10am |Light Work Lab 

Processes of Translation

photo collage workshop with Suné Woods

About the Work

A Feeling Like Chaos
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According to Woods:

[A Feeling Like Chaos] attempts to make sense of a continuum of disaster, toxicity, fear, and a political system that sanctions violence towards its citizens. The characters in the work take on roles such as conjurer, guerilla, or wandering sage. I am invested in tangible interactions between people and how one maintains intimacy during turbulent social climates.

The video features elements from Woods’ photo collage series that will be on view at Light Work as part of To Sleep with Terra.

Speaking of her use of collage, the artist says:

Collage seemed the best way for me to articulate all the complicated sensations that were arising for me while processing these streamed documentations of violence, ecology, and a desire to understand more deeply how seemingly disparate things relate when they are mashed up in a visual conversation.

About the Artist  

Suné Woods has participated in residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Light Work in Syracuse. Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative, The John Gutmann Fellowship Award, and The Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Lowe Art Museum, Miami; and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010 and currently is Visiting Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Art.

For more information on Suné Woods, go to:


This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


*You are mine. I see now, I’m a have to let you go is presented with the generous support of the Syracuse University Humanities Center as part of  2017-18 Syracuse Symposium: Belonging.