Interviews

Artist to Artist

Christina Renfer Vogel: Interview
MW Capacity

Sam King interviews painter Christina Renfer Vogel whose exhibition Home Bodies is on view at the Christensen Art Center at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, through March 23, 2017. Vogel comments: “Like working from the landscape, plants serve as a vehicle for me to build a painting in a new way, offering unexpected and complex visual […]

Donald Beal: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Donald Beal whose work will be on view in On the Shoulder of Giants, curated by Thaddeus Radell, at Westbeth Gallery, New York, on view through March 25, 2017. Beal comments: “The paintings done from life have given me the chops I need to meaningfully push color and tone around until it eventually […]

Katharina Grosse: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Phong Bui interviews painter Katharina Grosse whose work is on view at Gagosian Gallery, New York, through March 11, 2017. Grosse comments: “I think color is such an interesting analytical aspect of painting. It can sit anywhere. It can fit into anything. It can unify or break up the hierarchical orderliness of how we see the […]

Brenda Goodman: Interview
Magic Praxis

Clarity Haynes and Kate Hawes talk to painter Brenda Goodman whose work will be on view at Jeff Bailey Gallery (Booth 4.07) at NADA Art Fair, New York from March 2 – 5, 2017. Goodman comments: “I did [abstract paintings] for ten years and I felt like ‘I need more than this’ and that’s when […]

Emma Coulter: Interview
Visual Discrepancies

Brent Hallard interviews artist Emma Coulter. Coulter notes that “opticality and the illusion of form, these things really just happen through the positioning of two-dimensional paint. I guess this is one of the things I’m wanting to work with – the idea of the architectural space being as important as the art in terms of […]

Joan Wadleigh Curran: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Joan Wadleigh Curran. Curran remarks: “I think of my approach as a kind of hybrid involving careful description that incorporates still life and a kind of portraiture. I find objects seductive and hope for a kind of animism in how I paint them. I am particularly interested in the power of […]

Ryan Nord Kitchen: Interview
Painting is Dead

Scott Robinson interviews painter Ryan Nord Kitchen. Kitchen remarks: “Paintings are these things that are consciously presented to a viewer. When you stand in front of a show, I think an indicator of its success is a compelling desire to contemplate why the artist decided to show you this particular group of objects. Painting has […]

Susan Abbott: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Susan Abbott. Abbott remarks: “I used to go back and forth on trying to figure out how to construct my paintings. It felt like a very big philosophical issue to me, and was exhausting (much more so than the actual painting) to try to decide whether there was a right and […]

Derek Buckner: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Derek Buckner whose work was recently on view at George Billis Gallery, New York. Buckner notes: “… one of the reasons I am drawn to the industrial landscape is because it is visually different than what we see in our usual urban surroundings. The trucks are different, the structures are different, they […]

Dennis Kardon & Alexi Worth in Conversation
artcritical

Dennis Kardon and Alexi Worth discuss their paintings on the occasion of the recent exhibition Dennis Kardon & Alexi Worth: Within Reach at Myers School of Art, the University of Akron. Exhibition curator Matthew Kolodziej noted that Kardon and Worth “share a mutual engagement with how narrative, material, and perception intersect. Within these visual narratives, the […]

Clarity Haynes: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Clarity Haynes. Haynes remarks: “Realism with a captial ‘R’ in many ways I do think is inherently political because it isn’t taking us away from the world as we know it, it’s forcing us to look at it.”

Grant Drumheller: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Grant Drumheller whose work will be on view at the Prince Street Gallery, New York from December 1 – 29, 2016. Drumheller remarks: “The notion of making a painting is the farthest thing from my mind. I want a painting experience! Even when I am painting a small image, the beginning […]

Judith Simonian: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Judith Simonian. Simonian comments: “I don’t try to make stories … I welcome any stories, any interpretations that come into it, but it’s not my job to tell a story… I feel sometimes like I’m really enjoying pretending I’m an abstract artist … but then […]

Mary Jones: Interview
artcritical

Brenda Zlamany interviews painter Mary Jones whose exhibition Proxima b is on view at John Molloy Gallery, New York, through November 26, 2016. Jones comments: “When I use a roller it has a motion and a weight that’s specific to the tool, and an extension of my body. I want it to be physical. It’s […]

Bruce Gagnier: Interview
Arteidolia

Christine Hughes and Donald Martineaw-Vega interview artist Bruce Gagnier. Gagnier observes: “Depth in painting and sculpture has many driving forces and, in some cases, is not easy to recognize without a fully developed plastic consciousness. Mondrian has depth for me because it has such a great system of proportion. And I don’t mean just internal […]

Susan Jane Walp: Interview
Savvy Painter Podcast

Antrese Wood interviews painter Susan Jane Walp. In her introduction, Wood writes: “[we] talk about how Walp constructs her paintings, and how she balances precision with those spontaneous a-ha moments. We dive pretty deep into how she sets up her subjects. She has the patience to leave things open enough for change and for something larger than […]

Daniel John Gadd: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of Daniel John Gadd whose exhibition For The Moon is on view at David&Schweitzer Contemporary, through November 13th, 2016.

Jan Maarten Voskuil: Interview
Visual Discrepancies

Brent Hallard interviews Jan Maarten Voskuil. Hallard opens the discussion noting that Voskuil’s works are: “Deceptively simple, singularly shaped and formed, canvases bloom from the wall each in a different color. Hung together they suggest a word, a string of them, arranged to convey the written form, though any attempt to decipher or push this […]

Jane Fine: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy interview artist Jane Fine. Fine remarks: “You don’t have to spend the same amount of time on every part of the painting… you can have a very large area [of the painting] that takes you two seconds and a small little thing that you spend eighteen hours on.”

Katherine Bradford: Interview
Bomb Magazine

Samuel Jablon interviews painter Katherine Bradford. Bradford comments: “I think knowing when to stop, knowing when you have a work of art in front of you, now that takes a special kind of eye. And in order to be able to do that you have to be pretty savvy about what’s going on… There has to […]