Puppet's Holiday


2014.11.06 - 12.06

PYO GALLERY LA, is pleased to announce a retrospective exhibition of Brooklyn based artist Tod Wizon, featuring paintings and drawings from the late 1970’s through 2014. The exhibition dates are November 6  to December 6, 2014. An opening reception will be held on November 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Tod Wizon’s paintings embody both the self-analysis of a modernist with the lyrical bravura of a beat poet.  Within the 20 works featured in the exhibition, Wizon explores metaphysical theories using layers of visual  language shaped by dreams and emotional states. His compositions depict fictional landscapes  assembled through soul-searching introspection rather than direct physical observation. Wizon illustrates  an existential riddle as grand and complex as the mysteries of life itself. At first glance his esoteric works  appear chaotically arranged and conceal more than they reveal. However, through intimate embrace, the  paintings divulge a glimpse of eternity in the twinkling of an eye.

Tod Wizon received his BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1976. His works are included in the  collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los  Angeles and the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection. Wizon’s works have been the subject of solo exhibitions at notable galleries that include PPOW, Phillis Kind, Willard, Annina Nosei, Bruno  Bischofberger and Ramis Barquet. PYO Gallery LA is delighted to present this sequential exhibition of Tod  Wizon’s work, celebrating his first show outside of Brooklyn in over a decade.