Sam Jablon interviews painter Chuck Webster about the work from his recent show of new paintings at ZieherSmith Gallery, New York.
Webster comments: "I get a lot of the forms from the world - from an old piece of glass, a detail of Mantegna, the shape of a muffin or an old Roman helmet. They come from a huge store pile of things I see and make drawings of. Lately, I have been making drawings that remind me of Kachina dolls, old Mexican churches, pointy things and A.R. Penck. I use color by instinct... Color makes a narrative atmosphere for the paintings and gives them oomph."