Christopher Wool exhibited two large black-and-white silkscreen paintings in the Arena in the fall of 2006. Wool is a painter whose work has been shown in galleries and museums internationally since the mid-1980s. He often uses tools associated with commercial image-making: stencils, spray paint, silkscreens, decorative rollers, enamel, and aluminum. Wool’s paintings combine the mechanical effects produced by such devices with the artist’s own hand-painted gestures. In addition to painting, Wool has produced series of photographs and films. Recent exhibitions include the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg (2006); and the Camden Arts Centre, London (2004). Wool lives and works in New York and Marfa.