Paul Behnke visits the studio of painter Brian Wood whose work will be on view in the three person show Spin Zero at Novella Gallery, New York, September 11 - October 5, 2014. The show will also feature works by Max Razdow and John Newman.
Behnke writes: "Wood's work gives phantasmagorical form to experience and memory. Making use of brilliant color, and extremely varied paint application/surface quality, Wood's compositions coalesce into portals giving view to surreal, sublime, and visceral insights. Often a single work combines the dreamlike and the beatifically atmospheric with a sharp corporeal shock. The large works stagger the viewer and all present an exploration of an individual experience while giving the impression of a universal consciousness that permeates all."