Claire Sherman: Studio Visit

Claire Sherman, Tree, 2013, 7 x 5 1/2 feet, oil on canvas (courtesy of the artis
Claire Sherman, Tree, 2013, 7 x 5 1/2 feet, oil on canvas (courtesy of the artist)

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Claire Sherman.

Speaking about two complementary series of recent paintings Sherman comments: "I want them to ride a line between inviting you in and pushing you out... I would think of [my paintings] as confrontational - [but] not all of them are that way - some of them have an airy-ness or lightness about them that veers in another direction... they're in dialogue with each other... The paintings work together as a group. They have a weight or a lightness between them that I see as a balancing act."