Jonas Wood: Still Life With Two Owls

Jonas Wood: Still Life With Two Owls

Rendering, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art

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2019-07-05 04:00:00
Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.
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Location Info:

MOCA Grand Avenue
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-626-6222
Longtime L.A. artist Jonas Wood painted Still Life With Two Owls in 2014. In his characteristically flat, sunny way, he depicts shelves full of plants and pots. Some of the pots are the plain old terracotta kind you’d find at Home Depot. Other colorful, patterned ones look handmade. Sky-blue light shines through the shelves on the right, while those on the left could be in some dimly lit closet. Two pots on the darker side are shaped and painted to look like blinged-out, red-cheeked owls. In time for the holidays, Wood scaled up this painting and applied a slightly altered, vinyl version of it to the street-facing side of MOCA’s Grand Avenue building. So now the outside of the museum depicts a decorative indoor garden.

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