The Venice Biennale has announced its opening dates for its 2019 edition, with the title May You Live in Interesting Times, an allusion to periods of uncertainty, crisis, and turmoil. “At a moment when the digital dissemination of fake news and ‘alternative facts’ is corroding political discourse and the trust on which it depends, it is worth pausing whenever possible to reassess our terms of reference,” says curator Ralph Rugoff.
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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.