Painter Alan Gouk discusses his six decade career as a painter and writer in a lively, wide-ranging conversation with Matt Dennis. In his introduction Dennis notes that while “any serious consideration of [Gouk’s] lifetime’s achievement must … begin and end with the paintings themselves, there is so much more to be taken into account: his […]
Avital Burg’s compelling paintings are a product of the convergence of attentiveness to the thing seen and the materiality of the paint itself.
Noah Becker interviews painter Donald Martiny about his work. Discussing the germination of the ideas that inform his current work Martiny recalls: “A turning point occurred one day in the studio a little over a decade ago while I was starting a new painting—a de Kooning kind of gestural study. I had painted a single brushstroke […]
John Mitchell talks to Sedrick Huckaby about paintings in progress during a recent residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton, New York.
Larry Groff interviews painter Peri Schwartz on the occasion of her recent exhibition at Gallery NAGA in Boston. Asked about her most recent work, Schwartz comments: “My new work uses the same elements that have been my subject for almost twenty years. The difference is that in the early Studio paintings it looked more like an […]
Tom McGlynn interviews painter Peter Halley on the occasion of a new installation of Halley’s work at Lever House entitled New York, New York. Halley remarks: “I just don’t think the power of abstraction is going away. Our whole cultural universe is built on abstraction, beginning with the abstraction that is money. But in the twentieth […]
Antrese Wood talks to painter Susan Lichtman about her work. Discussing how she constructs a painting, Lichtman remarks: “The idea is that I’m trying … to eventually make a space where your eyes move from one thing and to another and to another, the way they do when you look through a space. You don’t […]
Janice Nowinski’s paintings are heavily worked, contemplative and dark while at the same time relaxed and optimistic in feeling.
Brian Alfred talks to painter Ellen Berkenblit. Berkenblit comments: “If I let myself do what I naturally do physically, with a canvas, there are elements that are continuous. They’re like a diary, they keep morphing, they change. And they also become a springboard for paint and color mixing which is something that makes my heart […]
Antrese Wood talks to painter Aubrey Levinthal. Levinthal remarks: “The answers are in the paint… [years ago] I always felt like a had to have an idea to go forward or I had to ‘know a lot’ … to make a painting and I think that creates blocks. Now, I either go and feed my eyes or […]
Leeza Meksin interviews painter Dona Nelson whose exhibition Stand Alone Paintings is on view at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College through August 12, 2018. Nelson remarks: “I am interested when architecture does not dominate the experience of the paintings. Maybe one of the strategies of Pollock and Still making such big paintings was […]
Michael Rutherford interviews painter Ewelina Bochenska. Bochenska remarks: “Painting is the most difficult thing there is, yet it is so magical and mysterious, almost miraculous. It is about liberation, freedom. Freedom from oneself and freedom from the known. It reminds me of a book by Jiddu Krishnamurti of the same title ‘Freedom from the Known’. […]
Beatrice Helman interviews painter Sean Downey. Downey comments: “I think of the imagery I use in pretty abstract terms. I think of recognizability of imagery, and narrative, as just additional dimensions of pictorial space—like light, color, value, etc. I have a pretty collage-minded approach to creating images; I’m constantly returning to the idea of taking […]
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of artist Jack Youngerman. Youngerman discusses both his recent paintings and his sculptures.
John Mitchell interviews painter Susanna Coffey whose exhibition Crimes of the Gods is on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, through June 30, 2018. Coffey recalls: “I began to paint self-portraits from observation in order to be a better teacher. To learn about, not a subject, but rather a process of making, […]
James Kalm visits Len Bellinger: Painting Notes 1993-2018 at David & Schweitzer Contemporary and Jamison Brosseau: Skittles at SARDINE. Both shows are on view through June 3, 2018. In the video Kalm provides a close look at both Bellinger and Brosseau’s works and talks to Bellinger about his paintings and career.
Larry Groff interviews painter Beth Bernhardt. Bernhardt remarks: “I generally start most paintings from observation or in the case of larger works, from studies made on site. I tend to make a lot of starts and save the analysis for later. I don’t think of it as a process really, more like tendencies or ways […]
James Kalm talks to artist James Hyde at Hyde’s show West on view at Freight+Volume, New York through May 27, 2018. Hyde comments that his new work is “a type of criticism of my own [previous] abstract painting where I felt that it was becoming divorced from the world, and with these I’m trying to allow […]
Etty Yaniv interviews artist Helen O’Leary on the occasion of her show Home is a foreign country at Leslie Heller, New York, on view through May 20, 2018. O’Leary comments: “Painting for me has always been like digging out of prison with a spoon. Each cumulative small gesture is adding up to an act of […]
Antrese Wood interviews painter John Lee. Lee remarks: “I paint based on what I see … [my paintings are] about the space and the visual dynamics, the way the light creates interesting shadows or colors or forms and the way things sit and move … It’s about looking. It’s about being turned on by color and space.”