Interviews

Artist to Artist

Kyle Staver: Interview
Figure/Ground Communication

Gwendolyn Zabicki interviews Kyle Staver whose paintings are on view at Kent Fine Art, New York, on view through October 22, 2016. Staver comments: “I think there is a huge need to communicate, to tell stories. It is primal. I’m not saying that installation pieces aren’t communicating, but there is such a long history of […]

Sarah Walker: Interview
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Mary Jones interviews painter Sarah Walker on the occasion of Walker’s show Space Machines at Pierogi, New York, on view through October 9, 2016. Walker comments: “I feel the title ‘Space Machines’ is relevant here, in that my work can generate a different sensibility of existing in space, an alternate form of cosmos. I feel they […]

Ying Li: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Ying Li on the occasion of her exhibition Geographies at Haverford College, on view through October 7, 2016. Li comments: “I think these two are really one thing; they’re so tied together, looking out and then looking in on the canvas. I try to make that switch as short as possible […]

Joan Semmel: Interview
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Clarity Haynes interviews painter Joan Semmel on the occasion of the Semmel’s exhibition of new work at Alexander Gray Associates, New York, on view through October 15, 2016. In the introduction Haynes writes: “For her new exhibition … Semmel has created 12 large paintings, many of which have two layers, each with a nude self-portrait. […]

Marc Trujillo: Interview
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Hilary Harkness interviews painter Marc Trujillo. Trujillo comments: “Acting is the thing, we’re painters and are supposed to think with brushes in hand, right? This is one of the things that plein-air painting is great for, the clock is ticking, the light is changing, you are mortal and need to act. The deadliest trap is […]

A Conversation with Emil Robinson

One common thread that runs through all of Robinson’s work is a complex psychology – a tension and a depth of feeling that results from intense and perceptive observation.

Jason Mones: Interview
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Jonathan Chapline and Lorraine Nam interview painter Jason Mones. Mones comments: “For many reasons, the male point of view is a wellspring of creativity for me. There’s a mythology wrapped up within a gaze that is forever fascinating. I began making these portraits because I wanted the audience to come face to face with the […]

Sarah Faux: Interview
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Jonathan Chapline and Lorraine Nam interview painter Sarah Faux. Faux comments: “I think a lot in analogies between the substance of paint and bodily fluid. Like oil paint being a physical oily skin, or poured pigment reading as blood, urine, semen… The physicality of paint and the experience of living inside a fleshy mass are […]

Ken Weathersby: Interview
Painter's Bread

Michael Rutherford interviews painter Ken Weathersby about his work. Weathersby comments: "There is a certain territory that I’ve been involved in for eight or nine years, to do with reshuffling the given parts of painting. By 'given parts' I mean the wooden stretcher, the canvas or linen, the paint film, staples or hardware—the things paintings […]

Brian Cypher: Interview
Painter's Bread

Michael Rutherford interviews painter Brian Cypher. Cypher comments that the work "starts with being open to the observation of everything at all times. It's important for me to have lots of different work happening all at once. I start with unknown marks and it goes on from there; it all begins with an idea that […]

Shara Hughes: Studio Visit
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Jonathan Chapline and Lorraine Nam visit the studio of painter Shara Hughes. Hughes comments: “The imagery is all based on what is happening in my life, but I never know where it’s going to go when I start. I start very abstractly with some kind of wash background and begin to pull out shapes formally. […]

Yearning Upwards, Painting Trees

Interview with painter Emily Berger, curator of Yearning Upwards, Painting Trees at The Painting Center, New York.

Brenda Goodman: Interview

Goodman explores powerfully personal narratives animated by a visual language that moves that moves freely between abstraction and representation.

Milton Resnick: Painting to Live

Geoffrey Dorfman discusses the life and work of painter Milton Resnick.

Conversation with Alfredo Gisholt

Gisholt paints timeless, poetic worlds where the everyday and the grand tradition of painting merge.

The Ability of Paint

Interview with painter Paul Behnke, curator of the exhibition Eight Painters at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York.

Joseph Montgomery: Interview
Painter's Bread

Michael Rutherford interviews artist Joseph Montgomery about his work. Montgomery comments: "I have since developed a studio practice that facilitates the building of objects that look and act as paintings while I publicly call myself a painter. I assemble the image of a painting from a variety of materials that achieve the component elements of […]

Anna Kunz: Interview
Painter's Bread

Michael Rutherford interviews painter Anna Kunz about her work. Asked about the "supplemental appendages" that extend from her paintings, Kunz remarks: "They gesture out to the viewer. The space around the painting is included, and the painting breaks a little free of its format. The shadows that are created by the work are implicated. I […]

The Edge and a Little Beyond

Six abstract artists push out the edge of the painting. The work, verging on sculpture, clearly comes from a painter’s mind.

Conversation with Zachary Keeting

Zachary Keeting’s works evoke the beauty, emotion, order, and mayhem that lie just below the surface of everyday experience.