MEET AN ARTIST MONDAY: DORIAN WOOD
Although music is central to Dorian Wood’s multidisciplinary practice (they’ve released dozens of albums and EPs over the years), Wood is also a prolific visual artist, creating eccentric, eerie drawings that combine cartoonish sophistication and affecting allegory. And of course some of Wood’s most iconic moments have been works of performance art that captivated audiences and activated spaces from the L.A. Art Show to the Broad Museum, REDCAT, Human Resources and the ICA LA. This summer, Wood has also been working on a self-isolation residency project with Building Bridges Art Exchange. Wood released a new album, ARDOR last month and about to drop its twin REACTOR — a pair of song cycles that uniquely capture the roller coaster of emotions we’ve all been living through, together apart.
L.A. WEEKLY: WHAT IS YOUR SHORT ANSWER TO PEOPLE WHO ASK WHAT YOUR WORK IS ABOUT?
DORIAN WOOD: I’d like to think that I am a vessel for change, objection, color and kindness. She sweats a lot, too.