Wood Two


188 Pages, full colour, softcover, 19cm x 24cm


A compendium of the Blackwood Gallery‘s exhibitions and projects in 2009.

Edited by Christof Migone

Featuring Vito Acconci, Adam Bobbette, Simon Brown, Jennifer Chan, Ryan Driver, Sarah Febbraro, Peter Flemming, Claudio Ghirardo, Karen Henderson, Darsha Hannah Hewitt, Sonja Hidas, Louis Kaplan, Jacob Korczynski, Adam Lauder, Amy Lockhart, Annie Macdonell, Gwen Macgregor, Thérèse Mastroiacovo, Mba Fabrications Inc., Christof Migone, Don Miller, Pablo De Ocampo, Alexis O’Hara, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Seth Porcello, Fedora Romita, Cheryl Rondeau, Paola Savasta, Seth Scriver, Alex Snukal, Derek Sullivan, Christine Swintak, Etienne Turpin, Jessica Vallentin.

Second part-catalog, second part-magazine, second part-annual report. Second time around the problems are all fixed. Or we failed again. But better. Wood two. Wood too.

The first wood covered two thousand and nine. This one covers two thousand and ten. With some spillage onto two thousand and eleven. We spent the rest of that year and the better part of this one on assembling and editing this retro-, intro- and pro-spective book.

The cover of this one is green. Still on paper. The Blackwood tree remains cut, fallen, thinned and flattened for the sake of the page.

Not as replete as the first wood. Or at least not as frenetic. But we have gone further afield from the kernel of this publication series, which is to present, document and reflect the exhibitions and projects produced by the Blackwood gallery. This time there are longer texts, more material to ruminate on. A profusion of threads are followed past their initial trigger points in our gallery spaces. There is even a text reviewing a publication produced by another gallery. A number of commissions too, specific to wood two, are included. Also, worthy of note, an apocryphal tone drifts through several entries (at both conceptual and concrete levels). They mine the fiction of the factual all the way to the fact of the fictional. Strawberry fields.

The first WOOD speculated on the eventual appearance of WOOD TWO. Whether it indeed exists now or not is not for us to determine. It is in your hands now.