Jonas Wood

March 24, 2019 to July 14, 2019 | Hoffman Galleries
Jonas Wood, Snowscape with Barn, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, Courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Photographer credit: Brian ForrestJonas Wood, Calais Drive, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, Yusaku Maezawa Collection, Chiba, Japan, Courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Photographer credit: Brian ForrestJonas Wood, Jungle Kitchen, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas, The Broad Art Foundation, Courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Photographer credit: Brian ForrestJonas Wood, Night Bloom Still Life, 2015, oil and acrylic on canvas, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of Linda Macklowe, Courtesy the artist and Gagosian, Photographer credit: Brian Forrest

The Dallas Museum of Art will present the first major solo museum exhibition of work by American painter Jonas Wood, one of the most influential and exciting artists of our time. Bringing together approximately 35 works across 13 years of Wood’s career, the exhibition Jonas Wood traces the artist’s fascination with psychology, memory, and the self to shed light on a practice that is both deeply personal and universal. It will be on view exclusively at the DMA from March 24, 2019 through July 14, 2019.

Known for his colorful and compressed depictions of the people, places, and things that populate his daily life, Los Angeles-based painter Jonas Wood creates works that bear clear traces of his biography in both form and content. Wood’s grandfather was an amateur painter whose personal collection of art included works by Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, and Helen Frankenthaler. These artists, in addition to other modern masters ranging from Henri Matisse to David Hockney, have inspired Wood’s signature use of playful geometries, bold colors, and a distinct graphic style. Wood’s family members are recurrent characters in his paintings, as are the ceramics produced by his wife, artist Shio Kusaka, stressing the importance of familial dynamics in shaping identity, a notion central to his approach.

Jonas Wood can be seen for free as part of the Museum’s general admission policy.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Jonas Wood

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DMA Members enjoy priority access during DMA Members-Only Preview Days.

The Dallas Museum of Art will present the first major solo museum exhibition of work by American painter Jonas Wood, one of the most influential and exciting artists of our time. Bringing together approximately 35 works across 13 years of Wood’s career, the exhibition Jonas Wood traces the artist’s fascination with psychology, memory, and the self to shed light on a practice that is both deeply personal and universal. It will be on view exclusively at the DMA from March 24 through July 14.

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DMA Members-Only Preview Days: Jonas Wood

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DMA Members enjoy priority access during DMA Members-Only Preview Days.

The Dallas Museum of Art will present the first major solo museum exhibition of work by American painter Jonas Wood, one of the most influential and exciting artists of our time. Bringing together approximately 35 works across 13 years of Wood’s career, the exhibition Jonas Wood traces the artist’s fascination with psychology, memory, and the self to shed light on a practice that is both deeply personal and universal. It will be on view exclusively at the DMA from March 24 through July 14.

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DMA Members-Only Tours: Jonas Wood

Thursday, April 25, noon

Join us on selected Thursdays and Saturdays this winter and spring for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours will last one hour and will focus on new rotations of our permanent collection and on special exhibitions currently on view.

Please register at the DMA Membership Desk at the start of each tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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DMA Members-Only Tour: Jonas Wood

Saturday, April 27, noon

Join us on selected Thursdays and Saturdays this winter and spring for exclusive docent-led tours just for DMA Members. Tours will last one hour and will focus on new rotations of our permanent collection and on special exhibitions currently on view.

Please register at the DMA Membership Desk at the start of each tour. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Exhibition Talk: Jonas Wood's Modernism

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Art historian Dr. Ken Allan will talk about how Jonas Wood's colorful interiors and suburban landscapes echo the work of modern masters from the DMA's collection, including Braque, Picasso, Cezanne, Vuillard, and Matisse.

 

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Make & Take: Succulent Still Life

Thursday, March 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Use succulents and other small household plants as subjects to create your own miniature still-life painting. You will receive a 6" x 6" canvas and instruction from a local artist on how to make your tiny masterpiece come to life.

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Gallery Talk: Jonas Wood

Wednesday, April 3, 12:15 p.m.

Join DMA curator Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck for a walk through the new exhibition Jonas Wood

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