Jonas Wood
Green Pattern Rug

 108 x 108 inches, hand-knotted silk, 150 knots/inch, edition of 30 + 3 APs

108 x 108 inches, hand-knotted silk, 150 knots/inch, edition of 30 + 3 APs

BravinLee editions is very pleased to announce its second limited edition rug project with Jonas Wood.

The bravura of Jonas Wood's graphic style has one foot in the American tradition of Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth and Charles Sheeler and the other in the European Modern color-driven painters starting with Bonnard and Matisse.  Wood’s images contain a psychologized romanticism revealed from within his interpretations of everyday situations, figures and objects. A Cultural Naturalist and a Rationalist, Wood's chewy complex draughtsmanship, his passion for his subjects and his rejection of stodgy atmospheric painterly effects make his images ideally suited for translating into a grid-based, hand-knotted silk rug. 

Jonas Wood was born in 1977 in Boston and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Collections include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Broad, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Public murals and solo exhibitions include “Hammer Projects: Jonas Wood,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); “Clippings,” Lever House Art Collection, New York (2013–14); “Shelf Still Life,” High Line Art, Friends of the High Line, New York (2014); LA><ART, Los Angeles (2014); and “Still Life with Two Owls,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016).

In 2019, the Dallas Museum of Art will present a solo exhibition of Wood’s work.

BravinLee editions is a proud member of GoodWeave

GoodWeave’s founder Kailash Satyarthi was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in honor of his career dedicated to ending the exploitation of children around the world. GoodWeave, an international nonprofit organization geared toward abolishing child labor in the carpet industry, has liberated and educated thousands of children, bringing them from carpet looms to classrooms.  Satyarthi and GoodWeave work to guide consumers to its Child Labor Free Certified rugs and replicate their market-based approach of certification in other sectors.  Kailash said at the ceremony, “I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom.” He asked those in attendance to place their hands over their hearts and “listen to the child inside.”

 
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