Ed Schad interviews painter Liat Yossifor about her work on the occasion of the exhibition Liat Yossifor: Thought Patterns at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery, New York, on view through November 10, 2012.
Introducing Yossifor's work Schad writes that looking at Yossifor's paintings, "you confront fields of thick grey paint touched and carved from buckets of paint, blues and blacks and every spectral apparition mixing into grey. They are not delicate... the paintings come and go with each of Yossifor's sessions. You won't see the same painting twice until she has a show, for her paintings are being constantly scraped and repainted, created and destroyed. At least for me, her paintings carry grounds for extended looking, which is the art world's way of saying that they are weird, that things you didn't see before pop up and things that you thought you saw fade away."