Nathan Redwood: Altered Atmospheres

Nathan Redwood: Altered Atmospheres

Thursday, March 25, 2010Saturday, June 26, 2010


Los Angeles, CA USA

Opening: March 25th, 6-8pm

Michael Kohn Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo show with Los Angeles-based artist, Nathan Redwood. Redwood’s largescale paintings tell a story of abstraction versus representation while based on a landscape composition. The remnants of objects that define our everyday existence are often the subjects of these paintings, but not as we know them. They are treated as objects that can be seen as surrogate figures; at the same time they are basic objects and building materials that mirror the artist “building” the painting. These almost surreal landscapes force the viewer to sort through the rubble and uncover the mystery of these dark and complex narratives.

Redwood’s worlds are created out of a surreal, illusory visual vocabulary that Nathan Redwood, Feelers, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 56 inches distorts the representational space, initially disorienting the viewer. The palette and flatness of the brushstrokes evokes the stylized worlds of graphic novels, while simultaneously referencing the artist’s art historical influences from the Baroque, to the Surrealists to the Abstract Expressionists.

Nathan Redwood’s work is held in numerous private and public collections. He has exhibited at the Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, the Torrance Art Museum, California, at TENT Centrum Beeldende Kunst (Holland), and the San Jose Museum of Art. His work has been featured in, among others, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Art in America.

For further inquiries, please contact Laura Sumser at laura@kohngallery.com, or 323.658.8088.