John Seed interviews painter Julia Schwartz about her work and process. Schwartz's work is currently on view in Turbulence at George Lawson Gallery, Culver City (through August 4, 2012) and her exhibition Trading Maps for Stars will be on view at Bleicher Gallery, La Brea from September 15 – October 15, 2012.
Seed writes: "When painting abstractly, Schwartz is an earnest, searching artist who plays fields of painting of distinctive, unfurling forms. When images crop up, as they have been doing more and more in the past year, a more lyric sensibility comes to the forefront. Schwartz is a 'searcher,' committed to painting as a process of finding, and also to the idea that being too sure of what she finds is something to avoid."