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Jonas Wood

April 24–July 19, 2019
West 24th Street, New York

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Jonas Wood, M.S.F. Fish Pot #7, 2016 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 72 × 72 inches (182.9 × 182.9 cm)© Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood, M.S.F. Fish Pot #7, 2016

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 72 × 72 inches (182.9 × 182.9 cm)
© Jonas Wood

About

Gagosian is pleased to present new paintings and works on paper by Jonas Wood.

In his boldly colored graphic works, Wood combines art historical references with images of the objects, interiors, and people that comprise the fabric of his daily life. Translating the three-dimensional world around him into pure color and line, he confounds expectations of scale and vantage point, causing the flat picture plane to bristle with an abstract charge.

One room of this exhibition is dedicated to a series of new paintings of architectural interiors and exteriors. Wood composes these through a process of layering and collaging, using photography, projection, drawing, and then painting. Sources are translated and mixed into generations, which then become the basis for the large-scale paintings. The “seams” are dissolved in the final work, even if the impression of an assemblage remains palpable. Images of Wood’s family members and domestic surroundings recur in his paintings, revealing the importance of familial dynamics in shaping time, space, and identity. For example, Young Architect (2019) is based on a photograph from the mid-sixties in which Wood’s father stands on a construction site where timber beams cross over each other, their grain echoing the forms made by the living trees visible behind. In Inglewood Listing (2019), Wood has painted the quiet scene of a room, based on a photograph from the original real estate listing of his home from the early 2010s, which contains similarly grained timber beams and green foliage. Set more than fifty years after the photograph taken of his father, it contains a sense of autobiographical nostalgia rendered through the depiction of living space.

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Jonas Wood, Young Architect, 2019 © Jonas Wood

Book Signing

Jonas Wood

Friday, April 26, 2019, 6–7pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York

Join Jonas Wood for a signing of his latest book, published on the occasion of his exhibition at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York. The softcover catalogue features full-color reproductions of thirty new paintings and works on paper that range from his familiar and beloved pots to his most recent series of architectural interiors and exteriors.

Jonas Wood, Young Architect, 2019 © Jonas Wood

Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015 © Jeff Wall

Visit

Frieze Chelsea Night

Friday, May 3, 2019, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street and West 21st Street, New York

Galleries and non-profits located in Chelsea will remain open to Frieze audiences after hours. New paintings by Jonas Wood will be on view at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, and Jeff Wall’s first exhibition with the gallery will be on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York.

Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015 © Jeff Wall