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Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, LG NPP #2, 2017 Screenprint and oil on canvas, 93 × 61 inches (236.2 × 154.9 cm)© Jonas Wood, photo by Brian Forrest

Jonas Wood, LG NPP #2, 2017

Screenprint and oil on canvas, 93 × 61 inches (236.2 × 154.9 cm)
© Jonas Wood, photo by Brian Forrest

Jonas Wood, Hammer Interior, 2016 18-color letterpress print on Crane Lettra paper, 11 ¼ × 20 ¾ inches (28.6 × 52.7 cm), edition of 20 + 10 APs© Jonas Wood, photo by Brian Forrest

Jonas Wood, Hammer Interior, 2016

18-color letterpress print on Crane Lettra paper, 11 ¼ × 20 ¾ inches (28.6 × 52.7 cm), edition of 20 + 10 APs
© Jonas Wood, photo by Brian Forrest

Jonas Wood, Children's Garden, 2015 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 93 × 93 inches (236.2 × 236.2 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Children's Garden, 2015

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 93 × 93 inches (236.2 × 236.2 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Landscape Pot 2, 2014 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 × 76 inches (304.8 × 193 cm)© Jonas Wood, photo by Brian Forrest

Jonas Wood, Landscape Pot 2, 2014

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 × 76 inches (304.8 × 193 cm)
© Jonas Wood, photo by Brian Forrest

Jonas Wood, Alexis's Room, 2009 Oil on canvas, 66 × 60 inches (167.6 × 152.4 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Alexis's Room, 2009

Oil on canvas, 66 × 60 inches (167.6 × 152.4 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Hammer Storage, 2011 Oil and acrylic on linen, 82 × 82 inches (208.3 × 208.3 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Hammer Storage, 2011

Oil and acrylic on linen, 82 × 82 inches (208.3 × 208.3 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Untitled (2 Yellow Birds), 2011 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 42 × 32 inches (106.7 × 81.3 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Untitled (2 Yellow Birds), 2011

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 42 × 32 inches (106.7 × 81.3 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Wimbledon M, 2013 Oil and acrylic on linen, 62 × 50 inches (157.5 × 127 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Wimbledon M, 2013

Oil and acrylic on linen, 62 × 50 inches (157.5 × 127 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Calais Drive, 2012 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 104 × 84 inches (264.2 × 213.4 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Calais Drive, 2012

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 104 × 84 inches (264.2 × 213.4 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Leslie and Michael, 2013 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 × 90 inches (203.2 × 228.6 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Leslie and Michael, 2013

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 × 90 inches (203.2 × 228.6 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Ovitz's Library, 2013 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 × 132 inches (254 × 335.3 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Ovitz's Library, 2013

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 × 132 inches (254 × 335.3 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, The Hypnotist, 2011 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 108 × 168 inches (274.3 × 426.7 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, The Hypnotist, 2011

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 108 × 168 inches (274.3 × 426.7 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Make It Talk, Teodoro, 2006 Oil on canvas, 72 × 93 inches (182.9 × 236.2 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Make It Talk, Teodoro, 2006

Oil on canvas, 72 × 93 inches (182.9 × 236.2 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Two Tables with Floral Pattern, 2013 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 × 93 inches (254 × 236.2 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Two Tables with Floral Pattern, 2013

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 × 93 inches (254 × 236.2 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Schindler Apts, 2013 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 132 × 112 inches (335.3 × 284.5 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Schindler Apts, 2013

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 132 × 112 inches (335.3 × 284.5 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Landscape Pot with Yellow Orchid, 2014 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 118 × 90 inches (299.7 × 228.6 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Landscape Pot with Yellow Orchid, 2014

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 118 × 90 inches (299.7 × 228.6 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, TV Room 2, 2007 Gouache and colored pencil on paper, 23 × 30 ⅜ inches (58.4 × 77.2 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, TV Room 2, 2007

Gouache and colored pencil on paper, 23 × 30 ⅜ inches (58.4 × 77.2 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess Pot 1, 2013 Gouache and colored pencil on paper, 9 ⅞ × 12 inches (25.1 × 30.5 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess Pot 1, 2013

Gouache and colored pencil on paper, 9 ⅞ × 12 inches (25.1 × 30.5 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Purple Orchid Clipping, 2013 Gouache and colored pencil on paper, 60 ⅜ × 40 ½ inches (153.3 × 102.9 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Purple Orchid Clipping, 2013

Gouache and colored pencil on paper, 60 ⅜ × 40 ½ inches (153.3 × 102.9 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Still Life with Blue Rug, 2013 Gesso, gouache, ink, and colored pencil on paper, 34 × 32 inches (86.4 × 81.3 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Still Life with Blue Rug, 2013

Gesso, gouache, ink, and colored pencil on paper, 34 × 32 inches (86.4 × 81.3 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Untitled (BW Self Portrait), 2008 Ink and gesso on paper, 56 × 41 ½ inches (142.2 × 105.4 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Untitled (BW Self Portrait), 2008

Ink and gesso on paper, 56 × 41 ½ inches (142.2 × 105.4 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Manute Jumper, 2014 Gouache, colored pencil, and collage on paper, 41 ½ × 30 ⅜ inches (105.4 × 77.2 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Manute Jumper, 2014

Gouache, colored pencil, and collage on paper, 41 ½ × 30 ⅜ inches (105.4 × 77.2 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Maritime Sunset Landscape Pot, 2014 Ink, gouache, and colored pencil on paper, 28 × 22 inches (71.1 × 55.9 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Maritime Sunset Landscape Pot, 2014

Ink, gouache, and colored pencil on paper, 28 × 22 inches (71.1 × 55.9 cm)
© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Blackwelder Studio Exterior, 2014 Ink, gouache, and colored pencil on paper, 26 × 26 inches (66 × 66 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, Blackwelder Studio Exterior, 2014

Ink, gouache, and colored pencil on paper, 26 × 26 inches (66 × 66 cm)
© Jonas Wood

About

Jonas Wood’s paintings and works on paper display overlapping textures and disorienting compressions of space. The intimate settings invoke the work of forebears such as Henri Matisse and David Hockney, yet his distorted verdant rooms possess an affectless cut-out appearance all his own. In drawings, collages, watercolors, and paintings, outlines of pots and vases frame landscape and interior imagery. Drawn and painted vessels set against neutral backgrounds contain a sprawling green golf course, a coral reef with exotic fish, a lush garden, a painter’s studio—all scenes that end abruptly at the parameters of the object.

Wood was born in 1977 in Boston. He graduated in 1999 from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, and received an MFA in 2002 from the University of Washington, Seattle. Murals and solo exhibitions include Primitives: Chris Caccamise and Jonas Wood, Cerealart, Philadelphia (2007); Hammer Projects: Jonas Wood, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Clippings, Lever House Art Collection, New York (2013–14); Shelf Still Life, High Line Art, New York (2014); LA><ART Facade, Los Angeles (2014); and Still Life with Two Owls, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016). Wood’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Broad, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Wood lives and works in Los Angeles.

From the Quarterly

Fairs, Events & Announcements

Ed Ruscha, Startup Text, 2015 © Ed Ruscha

Fundraiser

The Sexy Beast Gala

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30pm
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
www.sexybeast.org

The Sexy Beast Gala is an evening of art and activism benefitting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. The event will include performances, a silent auction, a pop-up shop, and more. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.sexybeast.org.

Ed Ruscha, Startup Text, 2015 © Ed Ruscha

Artwork © Jonas Wood

Visit and Talk

Madison Avenue Gallery Walk
Jonas Wood: Prints

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10am–6pm
New York
www.madisonavenuegallerywalk.com

Visit more than fifty galleries that span Madison Avenue from East Fifty-Seventh to East Eighty-Sixth Streets the Saturday preceding Frieze New York, TEFAF, and Art New York. Throughout the day, curators at participating galleries will present discussions about their respective exhibitions. The Gagosian Shop will host a talk on the current exhibition Jonas Wood: Prints. To attend this free event, reserve tickets at www.artnews.com. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Artwork © Jonas Wood

Zeng Fanzhi, 8, 2018 © Zeng Fanzhi 2018

Art Fair

Art Basel Hong Kong

March 29–31, 2018, booth ICI8
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
www.artbasel.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong. To view highlights from the booth in advance of the fair visit www.artsy.com. Our presentation will include works by Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joe Bradley, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, Alexander Calder, John Currin, Willem de Kooning, Edmund De Waal, Jean Dubuffet, Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Walton Ford, Katharina Grosse, Mark Grotjahn, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Jia Aili, Anish Kapoor, Yves Klein, Karen Kneffel, Jeff Koons, Harmony Korine, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh, Albert Oehlen, Nam June Paik, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Mark Tansey, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, Christopher Wool, and Zeng Fanzhi. Tickets are available at www.artbasel.com.

Zeng Fanzhi, 8, 2018 © Zeng Fanzhi 2018

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Museum Exhibitions

Jennifer Guidi, Eclipse (Painted Mandala Mountain SF #1A, Black Sand, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Red), 2017 © Jennifer Guidi

Opening Soon

One Day at a Time
Manny Farber and Termite Art

October 14, 2018–March 11, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
www.moca.org

This exhibition is inspired by American painter and film critic Manny Farber and his legendary underground essay “White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art” (1962). One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art features approximately thirty artists and more than one hundred works of painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and sound dating from the 1950s to the present. Work by Jennifer Guidi and Jonas Wood is included.

Jennifer Guidi, Eclipse (Painted Mandala Mountain SF #1A, Black Sand, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Red), 2017 © Jennifer Guidi

Installation view, Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood, Musuem Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands, September 30, 2017–January 7, 2018. Photo by Antoine van Kaam

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Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood

September 30, 2017–January 7, 2018
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
www.voorlinden.nl

This exhibition brings together works by both artists as a way to highlight the symbiosis and distinctive nature of their practices, in terms of combining the disciplines of painting and ceramics, but also emphasizing the echoes within and between their work.

Installation view, Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood, Musuem Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands, September 30, 2017–January 7, 2018. Photo by Antoine van Kaam

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Unpacking
The Marciano Collection

May 25–September 16, 2017
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
marcianoartfoundation.org

Unpacking: The Marciano Collection is the debut presentation of the collection’s holdings organized by Philipp Kaiser. The title and theme of the show are derived from Walter Benjamin’s essay “Unpacking My Library,” in which he discusses the chaotic potentiality inherent in unpacking and recontextualizing one’s collection. Work by Mark Grotjahn, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Franz West, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool is included.

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Jonas Wood,&nbsp;Landscape Pot with Flower Chair, 2016

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Los Angeles
A Fiction

March 8–July 9, 2017
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France
www.mac-lyon.com

This exhibition presents works that have become synonymous with the image of Los Angeles. Pioneers like Ed Ruscha are included alongside younger artists such as Alex Israel and Jonas Wood.

Jonas Wood, Landscape Pot with Flower Chair, 2016