Katherine Bernhardt: Interview

Katherine Bernhardt, Turtles and Socks, 2015, acrylic and spray paint on canvas,
Katherine Bernhardt, Turtles and Socks, 2015, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 78 x 76 inches (courtesy of Venus over Manhattan)

Dylan Kerr interviews Katherine Bernhardt on the occasion of her exhibition Pablo and Efrain at Venus over Manhattan, on view through October 24, 2015.

Bernhardt comments: "I’m thinking more about daily life, about products and things that we use. I’m thinking about stuff at the deli, things like that... They’re just good colors and shapes. Look at a sock: it’s got really good colors, white with red and blue stripes. Toilet paper is a squarish oval. A cigarette is a line. A dorsal fin is a triangle, and so is a Dorito ... I think the best painters don’t intellectualize their own art—they just make stuff. It’s more about color choices and color combinations."

via: 
Artspace