Artist Omer Fast is facing a backlash over his current installation at James Cohan in Chinatown, which replicates a shuttered Chinese business. “Chinatown is a 150-year-old thriving community that people built on their own,” says protest organizer Betty Yu. “When an artist equates our culture as garbage, it’s really insulting to the community.”
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New York, NY
Manhattan College BS, New York
School of Visual Arts, New York
Wood, an emerging artist, is a painter who uses nontraditional tools to apply oil and wax onto the canvas. Wood’s meticulous work is frequently inspired by photographic interpretations of light. His work is consistent, almost never deviating from the monochromatic biomorphic abstraction parameters that he set for himself early in his career.
His limited subject matter allows him to optically explore the multiple angles within these boundaries. His paintings are said to offer an inviting illusory spaces for the viewer to enter, both technically and visually confounding.
His work is part of museum collections in several states including New York, Texas, California, Hawaii, Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina.