Jason Stopa interviews painter Keltie Ferris whose work is on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, through October 17, 2015.
Ferris comments: "I want to use painting's full arsenal. You can indulge in incredible color in painting, so why wouldn't you? Illusionistic qualities—I never understood why that wasn't part of the Greenbergian arsenal. It's one of the great things a painting can do. My work tries to include these things—the objectness, a sense of scale, a sense of the hand—all of those things are exciting to me, and I want to keep them all alive."