Andy Cherewick: Interview

Andy Cherewick, Last First Homemade Butterfly, 38 × 40 inches, mixed media on pa
Andy Cherewick, Last First Homemade Butterfly, 38 × 40 inches, mixed media on panel (courtesy of the artist)

Rusty Wallace interviews painter Andy Cherewick.

Cherewick discusses his work and the daily practice of painting. He remarks: "The reality is you have to get accustomed to the fear of going into the unknown. You go into the unknown on purpose. If you’re sincere about wanting to do something vital and meaningful, you have to take that step. Fear is always going to be there... When you get to a place where you’re presenting your work and you’re looking at the work individually, are these guys doing something together? Are there little things going on inside them? What’s their relationship? Do they have enough to survive on their own when they get split up, sent to different places? Can each one transmit the story of whatever it is you’re telling in some way, shape, or form? Are you making sure each one of your works is doing that? For me, that’s the hardest thing to see and control and understand. And that is what is happening to your work versus what is happening in the world with your work."

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