Ken Weathersby: Interview

Ken Weathersby, 221 (derrière le miroir), 2014 acrylic & graphite on linen, wood
Ken Weathersby, 221 (derrière le miroir), 2014 acrylic & graphite on linen, wood, reversed mirror, 30 x 24 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Michael Rutherford interviews painter Ken Weathersby about his work.

Weathersby comments: "There is a certain territory that I’ve been involved in for eight or nine years, to do with reshuffling the given parts of painting. By 'given parts' I mean the wooden stretcher, the canvas or linen, the paint film, staples or hardware—the things paintings are generally made of. I’m always looking for a kind of de-stabilization of what those parts normally do. It’s a process of looking for a way to open up a space where I could work with the usual ingredients, but to different ends from what I think of as 'regular painting.'"