Tom McGrath: Night Vision

Tom McGrath, Untitled, oil on canvas over panel, 60 × 72 inches, 2012 (courtesy
Tom McGrath, Untitled, oil on canvas over panel, 60 × 72 inches, 2012 (courtesy of Sue Scott Gallery)

Painters Greg Lindquist and Tom McGrath discuss their approaches to landscape painting and its place in a world dominated by technology.

Responding to Lindquist's question about how his paintings relate to photography and technology, McGrath remarks: "Technology is everything. Photo-wise, it's the old cliche about Impressionism as the secret child of photo, and Pointillism being the forerunner of process color in printing: Sigmar Polke's dots, Bridget Riley's psy-ops, camouflage, the pixel, inkjets and spray paint. These paintings catch light, maybe freeze movement - I hope. The silhouettes, for instance refer to the look of a photogram, a kind of filmic mood lighting."

Tom McGrath: Profiles in Fugitive Light at Sue Scott Gallery, New York and Greg Lindquist: You Are Nature at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York were both recently on view.

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