R. H. Quaytman interviews painter Amy Sillman whose exhibition Amy Sillman: one lump or two will be on view at the ICA Boston from October 3, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
In the interview, Quaytman and Sillman discuss painting's relationship to technology. Quaytman comments: "Paintings now tend to be read as super-flat computer images and there is a question of what it is going to look like on screen, once you have access to the picture in that way. That’s why I think painting is having such a comeback. It’s in a narcissistic relationship with the computer screen—" Sillman replies: "But aside from commodity and computer screens, paintings—or paintings like mine, I guess—arise at the moment when bodies are full of apprehension. Paintings are also weird-looking things, things that are trying to speak or are touched."