Jonas Wood @ David Kordansky, Los Angeles

April 16, 2012

Jonas Wood, a fine artist famed in our coverage for his work with nostalgic sports paintings and drawings, has a new exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. The show features both sports and still-life paintings, as well as domestic and studio interiors.

From the gallery:

Though contemporary life is at the center of Wood's work, it is useful to locate the historical lineages that contextualize it among competing brands of figuration. Concentration on domestic interiors and everyday life, combined with acute attention toward patterning and color, invariably recall French Post-Impressionist painting and its modernist evolution in the work of Matisse. However, there is also an American brand of modernist painting, one that synthesizes cubism with the cultural landscape specific to this country, that comes to mind when considering Wood's approach to composition.


Jonas Wood
David Kordansky Gallery
Through May 12, 2012
Los Angeles, California