Rod Penner: Interview

Rod Penner, Hilltop Laundry, 2012, Acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches (courtesy of t
Rod Penner, Hilltop Laundry, 2012, Acrylic on panel, 6 x 6 inches (courtesy of the artist and Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe)

John Seed interviews painter Rod Penner on the occasion of Penner's exhibition at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, on view through November 23, 2013.

Penner comments: "You won't find any hidden or overt socio-political meaning in my work and at the same time I hope that by utilizing what I find in the American landscape I'm able to connect to viewers on a deeper psychological level... My paintings are based on my surroundings and observations and I hope they transcend technique. Hyperrealist paintings that don't reveal something of the human condition leave me cold."