Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy talk to painter Allison Gildersleeve at her exhibition, Elsewhere at Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, on view through June 21, 2014.
Gildersleeve comments: "I love pattern and I also love paintings that there is no recognizable subject in it but it feels very figurative. They're just piling up these shapes and yet it feels like it tells a story. Those two things are things I'm always trying to get to happen in my own work... Ideally I'd like to get to that point where it's all my language and my language brings out what I see in whatever it is I paint... so you start to see that kind of energy and fluctuation and the things mutate and change, they fall apart and come together... I want paintings that continually unfold and breathe and happen, and are not fixed."