John Wood

March 1 - April 20, 2012
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Actual Line and Arranged Pinon Branches, 1967 Gelatin silver print with taut string mounted to board, printed c. 1967. 9 1/4 x 11 inchesActual Line and Arranged Pinon Branches, 1967 Gelatin silver print with taut string mounted to board, printed c. 1967. 9 1/4 x 11 inches

Actual Line and Arranged Pinon Branches, 1967
Gelatin silver print with taut string mounted to board, printed c. 1967. 9 1/4 x 11 inches

Candy Wrappers, 1965 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1965. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inchesCandy Wrappers, 1965 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1965. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

Candy Wrappers, 1965
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1965. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

Baltimore Steps, 1994 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1994. 13 x 18 inchesBaltimore Steps, 1994 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1994. 13 x 18 inches

Baltimore Steps, 1994
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1994. 13 x 18 inches

Baltimore Steps Drawing, 1994 Mixed media. 13 x 16 1/2 inchesBaltimore Steps Drawing, 1994 Mixed media. 13 x 16 1/2 inches

Baltimore Steps Drawing, 1994
Mixed media. 13 x 16 1/2 inches

Baltimore Steps Drawing, 1994 Mixed media. 11 x 14 inchesBaltimore Steps Drawing, 1994 Mixed media. 11 x 14 inches

Baltimore Steps Drawing, 1994
Mixed media. 11 x 14 inches

Baltimore Steps, 1994 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1944. 14 x 19 1/2 inchesBaltimore Steps, 1994 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1944. 14 x 19 1/2 inches

Baltimore Steps, 1994
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1944. 14 x 19 1/2 inches

Baltimore Steps Drawing, 1994 Graphite. 11 x 14 inchesBaltimore Steps Drawing, 1994 Graphite. 11 x 14 inches

Baltimore Steps Drawing, 1994
Graphite. 11 x 14 inches

Baltimore Steps, 1995 Collage, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 14 x 19 1/2 inchesBaltimore Steps, 1995 Collage, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 14 x 19 1/2 inches

Baltimore Steps, 1995
Collage, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 14 x 19 1/2 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inchesBeach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inchesBeach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 7 5/8 x 11 1/2 inchesBeach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 7 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 7 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inchesBeach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inchesBeach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 9 x 13 3/8 inchesBeach Drawing, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 9 x 13 3/8 inches

Beach Drawing, 1983
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983. 9 x 13 3/8 inches

Untitled #6, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inchesUntitled #6, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches

Untitled #6, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches

Untitled #1, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 3/8 inchesUntitled #1, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 3/8 inches

Untitled #1, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 3/8 inches

Untitled #3, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inchesUntitled #3, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches

Untitled #3, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches

Untitled #2, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 3/8 inchesUntitled #2, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 3/8 inches

Untitled #2, from Fall Creek Rock Drawing Portfolio, 1987
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987. 11 1/2 x 14 3/8 inches

Monument: Ocotillo Cactus, 1991 Collage. 13 1/2 x 8 3/8 inchesMonument: Ocotillo Cactus, 1991 Collage. 13 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches

Monument: Ocotillo Cactus, 1991
Collage. 13 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches

Eagle Postcard, 1984 Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1984. 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inchesEagle Postcard, 1984 Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1984. 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches

Eagle Postcard, 1984
Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1984. 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches

Untitled, 2005 Collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesUntitled, 2005 Collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Untitled, 2005
Collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Pear Tree Cooling Tower and Apples, 1991 Collage. 19 1/4 x 15 3/8 inchesPear Tree Cooling Tower and Apples, 1991 Collage. 19 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches

Pear Tree Cooling Tower and Apples, 1991
Collage. 19 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches

Indian Dance, Nambe, NM, 1968 Photograph and silver paint. Diameter: 8 inchesIndian Dance, Nambe, NM, 1968 Photograph and silver paint. Diameter: 8 inches

Indian Dance, Nambe, NM, 1968
Photograph and silver paint. Diameter: 8 inches

Eagle Pelt Collage, 1988 Collage. 17 3/4 x 14 inchesEagle Pelt Collage, 1988 Collage. 17 3/4 x 14 inches

Eagle Pelt Collage, 1988
Collage. 17 3/4 x 14 inches

Chicago MacArthur Day Parade, 1955 Photocollage and graphite on paper mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesChicago MacArthur Day Parade, 1955 Photocollage and graphite on paper mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Chicago MacArthur Day Parade, 1955
Photocollage and graphite on paper mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Head with Projection, c. 1960 Collage, photo, graphite. 10 x 21 inchesHead with Projection, c. 1960 Collage, photo, graphite. 10 x 21 inches

Head with Projection, c. 1960
Collage, photo, graphite. 10 x 21 inches

Untitled #5, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #5, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #5, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #9, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #9, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #9, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #7, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #7, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #7, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #6, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #6, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #6, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #4, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #4, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #4, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #8, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #8, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #8, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #3, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #3, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #3, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #2, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inchesUntitled #2, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995 Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Untitled #2, from Nine Imaginary Oil Spills, 1995
Cliche verre, gelatin silver print, printed c. 1995. 24 x 20 inches

Triangle in the Landscape: Eleven Second 90 Degree Turn of a Paper Triangle, August 6, 1985 (Hiroshima Day), 1985 Four gelatin silver prints from scratched 35mm negative, graphite. 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches eachTriangle in the Landscape: Eleven Second 90 Degree Turn of a Paper Triangle, August 6, 1985 (Hiroshima Day), 1985 Four gelatin silver prints from scratched 35mm negative, graphite. 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches each

Triangle in the Landscape: Eleven Second 90 Degree Turn of a Paper Triangle, August 6, 1985 (Hiroshima Day), 1985
Four gelatin silver prints from scratched 35mm negative, graphite. 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches each

Gun in Landscape: Daisies, 1965 Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1965. 8 x 7 1/2 inchesGun in Landscape: Daisies, 1965 Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1965. 8 x 7 1/2 inches

Gun in Landscape: Daisies, 1965
Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1965. 8 x 7 1/2 inches

Bullet in Playing Field, Wellsville, NY, 1967 Gelatin silver print mounted to rag paper. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inchesBullet in Playing Field, Wellsville, NY, 1967 Gelatin silver print mounted to rag paper. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Bullet in Playing Field, Wellsville, NY, 1967
Gelatin silver print mounted to rag paper. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Gun in Landscape: Butte Landscape, c. 1960s Collage mounted to board, printed c. 1960s. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inchesGun in Landscape: Butte Landscape, c. 1960s Collage mounted to board, printed c. 1960s. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Gun in Landscape: Butte Landscape, c. 1960s
Collage mounted to board, printed c. 1960s. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches

Bullet in Landscape, c. 1960s Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1960s. 4 x 6 inchesBullet in Landscape, c. 1960s Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1960s. 4 x 6 inches

Bullet in Landscape, c. 1960s
Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1960s. 4 x 6 inches

Rifle with Cloud, NM, 1965 Collage mounted to board. 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inchesRifle with Cloud, NM, 1965 Collage mounted to board. 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

Rifle with Cloud, NM, 1965
Collage mounted to board. 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

Three Bullets in Landscape, 1960s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1960s. 8 x 10 inchesThree Bullets in Landscape, 1960s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1960s. 8 x 10 inches

Three Bullets in Landscape, 1960s
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1960s. 8 x 10 inches

Gun in Landscape: Daisies, 1965 Collage mounted to board. 5 x 5 3/4 inchesGun in Landscape: Daisies, 1965 Collage mounted to board. 5 x 5 3/4 inches

Gun in Landscape: Daisies, 1965
Collage mounted to board. 5 x 5 3/4 inches

Gun Landscape: Butte Landscape, c. 1960s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1960s. 8 x 10 inchesGun Landscape: Butte Landscape, c. 1960s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1960s. 8 x 10 inches

Gun Landscape: Butte Landscape, c. 1960s
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1960s. 8 x 10 inches

Square Rock, Maine, 1981 Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 inchesSquare Rock, Maine, 1981 Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 inches

Square Rock, Maine, 1981
Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 inches

Triangle Paper, 1981 Gelatin silver print and asphaltum drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 16 inchesTriangle Paper, 1981 Gelatin silver print and asphaltum drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 16 inches

Triangle Paper, 1981
Gelatin silver print and asphaltum drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 16 inches

Untitled, 1981 Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 inchesUntitled, 1981 Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 inches

Untitled, 1981
Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 inches

Maine Coast, 1981 Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 inMaine Coast, 1981 Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 in

Maine Coast, 1981
Gelatin silver print and ink drawing mounted to paper. 20 x 15 in

Landscape with Silk House, 1974 Photo collage. 22 1/8 x 27 1/2 inchesLandscape with Silk House, 1974 Photo collage. 22 1/8 x 27 1/2 inches

Landscape with Silk House, 1974
Photo collage. 22 1/8 x 27 1/2 inches

TV Landscape, 1982 Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1982. 11 x 10 1/4 inchesTV Landscape, 1982 Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1982. 11 x 10 1/4 inches

TV Landscape, 1982
Gelatin silver print mounted to board, printed c. 1982. 11 x 10 1/4 inches

TV Landscape Series - Nuclear Explosion, 1985 Gelatin silver print, collage. 15 1/2 x 18 3/8 inchesTV Landscape Series - Nuclear Explosion, 1985 Gelatin silver print, collage. 15 1/2 x 18 3/8 inches

TV Landscape Series - Nuclear Explosion, 1985
Gelatin silver print, collage. 15 1/2 x 18 3/8 inches

TV Landscape, 1982 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1982. 10 1/2 x 13 inchesTV Landscape, 1982 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1982. 10 1/2 x 13 inches

TV Landscape, 1982
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1982. 10 1/2 x 13 inches

Interview, 1999 Gelatin silver print with Polaroid wrapper collage and laser printed text on mat. 16 x 20 inchesInterview, 1999 Gelatin silver print with Polaroid wrapper collage and laser printed text on mat. 16 x 20 inches

Interview, 1999
Gelatin silver print with Polaroid wrapper collage and laser printed text on mat. 16 x 20 inches

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed-media works by the artist John Wood.  The exhibition will feature Wood’s groundbreaking conceptual and process driven series: Baltimore Steps, 1991-94; Nine imaginary Oil Spills, 1995; Triangle in the Landscape: Eleven Second 90 Degree Turn of a Paper Triangle, 1985; Beach Drawings, c. 1983 and his Gun in Landscape Series c.1967.  In addition, the show will include a selection of significant works spanning Wood’s career that emphasize the social and environmental issues that have informed his works since the late 1950s.

 

Known for his loose and organic working methods, Wood moves freely between media—through drawing, photography, painting, printmaking, and collage, he reorders, extends, and transforms his imagery.  Wood has said of his method, “When I’m making a piece and I’m in the process of searching for something I need in my studio—a negative or a particular print or whatever—quite often I come across something else.  It’s kind of a continual process that goes on.  It can get exasperating if I can’t find what I’m looking for, but I don’t object because a lot of my images grow out of that search.”  Wood avoids adhering a narrative to his works, preferring to develop and construct images that are focused on the viewer’s interpretation and the possibility for multiple meanings.

 


John Wood (b.1922) was educated at the Institute of Design, Chicago.  He taught at Alfred University, New York for 35 years and was an innovator and leader in the field of art education.  The artist’s work has been exhibited widely, most recently in a 2009 retrospective at the Grey Art Gallery, and the International Center of Photography and is in the collections of such institutions as the Baltimore Museum of Art; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; Los Angeles County Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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