Josephine Halvorson: Interview

Josephine Halvorson, Generator, 2011, Oil on linen, 34 x 28 inches (courtesy Sik
Josephine Halvorson, Generator, 2011, Oil on linen, 34 x 28 inches (courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.)

Phong Bui interviews painter Josephine Halvorson.  

Asked about scale Halvorson notes that "with this new body of paintings, the different surfaces of various objects that I am painting are pretty much always at an arm's length away; I mean I could reach out and touch them if I wanted to. The best-case scenario is when I'm painting, it feels as if I'm feeling that object through the brushstroke, or I'm reimagining what it means to be that object, in paint, so a lot of what I'm after is this correspondence between the object and the paint mediated through me."

The exhibition Josephine Halvorson: What Looks Back is on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., on view through December 4, 2011.