Laura Mylott Manning interviews artist Samuel Jablon on the occasion of his show Over Heard at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, L.A., on view through October 15, 2016.
Jablon comments: "I was writing a lot of poetry and I was painting a lot. I always felt both were missing something… so I combined them. The combination of the two practices has opened up a lot of creative avenues for the work... The text is illegible for the most part, in the past I have always made the words difficult to make out but legible. They are still somewhat legible, but I didn’t want the works to feel like codes to figure out, I wanted them to be paintings, so I pushed the paint."