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Interviews

Jack Youngerman: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of artist Jack Youngerman. Youngerman discusses both his recent paintings and his sculptures.

Susanna Coffey: Interview
The Studio Visit

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, […]

Len Bellinger & Jamison Brosseau
James Kalm Rough Cut

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.   

Beth Bernhardt: Interview
Painting Perceptions

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 Hyde @ Freight+Volume
James Kalm Rough Cut

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 […]

Helen O’Leary: No Place for Certainty
Art Spiel

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 […]

John Lee: Interview
Savvy Painter Podcast

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.”

Robert Birmelin: Interview
Painting Perceptions

An engaging conversation between painters Larry Groff and Robert Birmelin. Asked about how he “[leads] the viewer’s eye through your paintings in unexpected ways” and evoking “visual surprise,” Birmelin comments: “I’m interested in movement, in the transient moment of noticing. In the eye as it selectively focuses within a changing, often overloaded environment… I was […]

Gaby Collins-Fernandez: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Gaby Collins-Fernandez. “For me the idea of having competing realms of visuality is really interesting. So, what is the spatial expectation of a painting? What is the spatial expectation of something which reads as something that lives in digital space? … What is the expectation for […]

Stephanie Pierce: Interview
The Studio Visit

John Mitchell interviews painter Stephanie Pierce whose exhibition Signal is on view at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York through March 4, 2018. Pierce comments: “My work is made by observing things in my immediate surroundings over long periods of time. After the surface is ready, I start looking everywhere for a way in, asking everything […]

Michael Stamm: Interview
Sound & Vision Podcast

Brian Alfred interviews painter Michael Stamm whose exhibition Mediation Inc. was recently on view at DC Moore Gallery, New York. Stamm remarks: “I feel very melancholic for the past and for things that I have lost, and for feelings that used to have … shape and that are gone. Painting for me is like trying to […]

John Mitchell: Studio Visit
cheap & plastique

Heather Morgan interviews painter John Mitchell. An exhibition of Mitchell’s paintings will open September 7, 2018 at Planthouse Gallery, New York. Mitchell comments: “My paintings are not photographic and they’re not perfect representations of the way something looks in real life. They rely on the organic process of seeing and my ability to make a […]

Alix Bailey: Interview
The Studio Visit

John Mitchell interviews painter Alix Bailey. An exhibition of recent paintings by Bailey is on view at The Painting Center, New York, through February 24, 2018. Bailey comments: “Right now I’m painting mostly larger longer-term paintings of the whole figure and I’m changing the way that I work. I’ve become increasingly interested in finding a […]

Joel Longenecker: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Joel Longenecker. Longenecker explains: “… what I really want to create is a slab [of nature] … I remember having a thought … I wanted to be able to go out into nature with a giant carving knife and carve out a chunk of what I […]

Heather Morgan: Interview
The Studio Visit

John Mitchell interviews painter Heather Morgan on the occasion of her exhibition Heavenly Creatures at David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through January 28th, 2018. Morgan comments: “The figures I paint today still tend to be eccentric, fringe of society characters, larger than life… I get excited by raw displays of emotion, the […]

Cecily Brown: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Jason Rosenfeld interviews painter Cecily Brown on the occasion of her recent exhibition A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Brown observes: “It would be ironic if this horrible period in our history was producing really good art, for a change. I’m uncomfortable talking about something too specific to my […]

R.H. Quaytman: Interview
Apollo Magazine

Lidija Haas interviews artist R.H. Quaytman whose exhibition An Evening, Chapter 32 is on view at the Secession, Vienna through January 21, 2018. Haas writes: “[Quaytman] has never once considered abandoning painting, ‘because I think it’s really the best problem in art. The plane, the picture, is the best, deepest problem.’ Photographs on the other […]

Allison Gildersleeve: Interview
Savvy Painter Podcast

Antrese Wood talks to painter Allison Gildersleeve. Gildersleeve talks about getting the process of painting to match the meaning: “I try to make the way I’m making my paintings be an important part of what you take away from them.” She also discusses the function of time in her paintings: “My paintings are a lot about […]

Susannah Phillips: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Susannah Phillips. Phillips comments: “The important thing for me, whatever the source of the colour, be it observed or invented, it should work in the painting as a whole. I might drop the real colour of the object in favour of something I want instead; so, for example, a cloth that […]

Cary Smith: Interview
Sound & Vision Podcast

Brian Alfred talks to painter Cary Smith at Smith’s recent exhibition New Paintings and Drawings at Fredricks & Freiser, New York.