A dog named Robot, Wood’s scrappy-looking terrier mix featured often in past works, died last year and is not among the canines seen here. Instead, most were found on Instagram. A trio accompanies his wife, artist Shio Kusaka, in Shio with Three Dogs, a composition dominated by a large mastiff with a shaggy mane. Nearby, hang three gouache, pencil, and ink studies.
Painted from a photo taken forty years ago by the artist’s father, C.M.Z. House on M.V. with Ptolemy features a 1970s style beach house atop a weed-covered dune in Martha’s Vineyard. In the foreground, the family cat Ptolemy sits in the pathway.