Friday, September 5, 2014

Studio Visit with Brian Wood

 Brian Wood arranges work in his studio in Manhattan, 2014.

Recently I was invited to visit the Manhattan studio of Brian Wood

Wood's work gives phantasmagorical form to experience and memory.  Making use of brilliant color, and extremely varied paint application/surface quality, Wood's compositions coalesce into portals giving view to  surreal, sublime, and visceral insights.

Often a single work combines the dreamlike and the beatifically atmospheric with a sharp corporeal shock. The large works stagger the viewer and all present an exploration of an individual experience while giving the impression of a universal consciousness that permeates all.

Wood's work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art (D.C.), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.

On September 11, Novella Gallery presents Spin Zero a group show including work by Brian Wood as well as Max Razdow and John Newman. The exhibit will run until October 5. for more information visit Novella's website.


 Detail from above.

 Detail from above.

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