John Wood

Collages, 1955-2006
October 29 - December 12, 2009
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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

Chevy and Adobe Building, 1960 Collage mounted to board. 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 inchesChevy and Adobe Building, 1960 Collage mounted to board. 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

Chevy and Adobe Building, 1960
Collage mounted to board. 10 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

Birds and Racer, c.1960s Collage, gelatin silver print mounted to board. 18 x 14 inchesBirds and Racer, c.1960s Collage, gelatin silver print mounted to board. 18 x 14 inches

Birds and Racer, c.1960s
Collage, gelatin silver print mounted to board. 18 x 14 inches

500 lb Bomb Crater, c.1960s Gelatin silver print, graphite, Xerox, vellum, ink mounted to board. 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches500 lb Bomb Crater, c.1960s Gelatin silver print, graphite, Xerox, vellum, ink mounted to board. 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches

500 lb Bomb Crater, c.1960s
Gelatin silver print, graphite, Xerox, vellum, ink mounted to board. 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches

500 lb. Bomb Crater, c.1960s Gelatin silver print montage mounted to board. 16 x 13 inches500 lb. Bomb Crater, c.1960s Gelatin silver print montage mounted to board. 16 x 13 inches

500 lb. Bomb Crater, c.1960s
Gelatin silver print montage mounted to board. 16 x 13 inches

Martin Luthur King, Jr. in Wellsville NY, c.1960s Gelatin silver print mounted to paper. 20 x 16 inchesMartin Luthur King, Jr. in Wellsville NY, c.1960s Gelatin silver print mounted to paper. 20 x 16 inches

Martin Luthur King, Jr. in Wellsville NY, c.1960s
Gelatin silver print mounted to paper. 20 x 16 inches

Pepsi x3, 1966 Photo collage, graphite drawing. 17 x 14 1/2 inchesPepsi x3, 1966 Photo collage, graphite drawing. 17 x 14 1/2 inches

Pepsi x3, 1966
Photo collage, graphite drawing. 17 x 14 1/2 inches

Heart, 1970 Thermafax and Kodalith mounted to board. 17 X 14 inchesHeart, 1970 Thermafax and Kodalith mounted to board. 17 X 14 inches

Heart, 1970
Thermafax and Kodalith mounted to board. 17 X 14 inches

Hand Trembler (Vietnam War), 1970 Collage with photo-lithograph and tracing paper mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesHand Trembler (Vietnam War), 1970 Collage with photo-lithograph and tracing paper mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Hand Trembler (Vietnam War), 1970
Collage with photo-lithograph and tracing paper mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Feb 22 1976 NY Times, 1976 Collage with Xerox print mounted to board. 18 x 14 inchesFeb 22 1976 NY Times, 1976 Collage with Xerox print mounted to board. 18 x 14 inches

Feb 22 1976 NY Times, 1976
Collage with Xerox print mounted to board. 18 x 14 inches

Beach Drawing, Maine, 1982 Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 20 x 24 inchesBeach Drawing, Maine, 1982 Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 20 x 24 inches

Beach Drawing, Maine, 1982
Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 20 x 24 inches

Arranged Stick Pile, 1985 Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 22 x 16 1/4 inchesArranged Stick Pile, 1985 Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 22 x 16 1/4 inches

Arranged Stick Pile, 1985
Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 22 x 16 1/4 inches

Landscape with Bomb, 1985 Gelatin silver print with drawing collage mounted to board. 20 x 24 inchesLandscape with Bomb, 1985 Gelatin silver print with drawing collage mounted to board. 20 x 24 inches

Landscape with Bomb, 1985
Gelatin silver print with drawing collage mounted to board. 20 x 24 inches

Eagle Postcard, 1987 Gelatin silver print, cyanotype, paper pulp collage mounted to board. 24 x 20 inchesEagle Postcard, 1987 Gelatin silver print, cyanotype, paper pulp collage mounted to board. 24 x 20 inches

Eagle Postcard, 1987
Gelatin silver print, cyanotype, paper pulp collage mounted to board. 24 x 20 inches

Beach Drawing and Pictograph, 1988 Cyanotype, gelatin silver print, acrylic paint mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesBeach Drawing and Pictograph, 1988 Cyanotype, gelatin silver print, acrylic paint mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Beach Drawing and Pictograph, 1988
Cyanotype, gelatin silver print, acrylic paint mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Whale Tale, 1992 Gelatin silver print, cyanotype, paper pulp with stitching collage mounted to board. 20 x 24 inchesWhale Tale, 1992 Gelatin silver print, cyanotype, paper pulp with stitching collage mounted to board. 20 x 24 inches

Whale Tale, 1992
Gelatin silver print, cyanotype, paper pulp with stitching collage mounted to board. 20 x 24 inches

Rebecca, Exxon Valdez Series, 1989 Gelatin silver print mounted to board. 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inchesRebecca, Exxon Valdez Series, 1989 Gelatin silver print mounted to board. 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

Rebecca, Exxon Valdez Series, 1989
Gelatin silver print mounted to board. 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

Landscape with Drawing, 1993 Gelatin silver print, graphite and watercolor mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesLandscape with Drawing, 1993 Gelatin silver print, graphite and watercolor mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Landscape with Drawing, 1993
Gelatin silver print, graphite and watercolor mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Wounded Knee, December 29 1890, 2004 Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesWounded Knee, December 29 1890, 2004 Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Wounded Knee, December 29 1890, 2004
Gelatin silver print, paper pulp mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Cliche Verre, 1999 Cliche verre gelatin silver print mounted to colored wax tissue collage. 20 x 16 inchesCliche Verre, 1999 Cliche verre gelatin silver print mounted to colored wax tissue collage. 20 x 16 inches

Cliche Verre, 1999
Cliche verre gelatin silver print mounted to colored wax tissue collage. 20 x 16 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

Untitled, 2006 Collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesUntitled, 2006 Collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Untitled, 2006
Collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 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

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

Nuclear Waste to Pass Through Maryland, 2002 Cyanotype, newspaper, inked paper mounted to board. 16 x 20 inchesNuclear Waste to Pass Through Maryland, 2002 Cyanotype, newspaper, inked paper mounted to board. 16 x 20 inches

Nuclear Waste to Pass Through Maryland, 2002
Cyanotype, newspaper, inked paper mounted to board. 16 x 20 inches

Potato Pile, Ithaca NY, 1993 Cyanotype, pigment paste, graphite mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesPotato Pile, Ithaca NY, 1993 Cyanotype, pigment paste, graphite mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Potato Pile, Ithaca NY, 1993
Cyanotype, pigment paste, graphite mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Untitled, 2006 Cliche verre and collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inchesUntitled, 2006 Cliche verre and collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Untitled, 2006
Cliche verre and collage mounted to board. 20 x 16 inches

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce John Wood Collages, 1955 – 2006. John Wood is known as an artist’s artist. He is one of the pre-eminent artists and educators of our time. A master of processes from straight photography, collage, cliché verre, solarization, mixed media, offset lithography to drawing, he has an incredible ability to work decisively across a variety of media with ease. Wood spent 35 years teaching photography and printmaking at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. His teaching, his art making, and his life are intricately entwined, each reinforcing the other.

 

Born in California in 1922, John Wood’s early childhood was marked by the effects of the Depression. His family made frequent moves, as his father sought better employment. While in third grade, John began taking drawing classes at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York for several years. In 1941 he volunteered for the Army Air Corps, where he trained as a B-17 pilot.

 

By 1950 John Wood was determined to study art and design. He subsequently trained as a visual designer and photographer at the Institute of Design in Chicago, John Wood’s work freely moves between conceptual and visual exploration. He loves to draw, the way some people love to read.

 

He has exhibited extensively and his work can be found in most major collections. John Wood’s exhibitions are noted for their breadth and strength. His work refuses to be shoehorned into one style. At a time, when specialization in art was the norm, he exhibited work in photography, drawing, printmaking and artist’s books. His unique books especially bring the power of his ideas into a cohesive whole.


This exhibition represents a survey of his collage work from the 1950s through 2006.  Currently, John Wood lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, Laurie Snyder who teaches photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art. They migrate each summer to their home and studio in Ithaca, New York.

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