Sharon Butler reviews Ken Weathersby; Time After Time at Minus Space, Brooklyn, on view through February 25, 2017. Butler writes: “Weathersby seems to be reminding the viewer that abstract paintings may seem formalist, or, to some viewers, simply decorative, but they are in fact part of a larger timeline rooted in history, politics, and philosophy. […]
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 […]
While nearly every other aspect of abstract painting has been exhaustively investigated and re-imagined, examples of focusing the field to a small scale have been isolated and few.