Painters on Paintings is a conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.
Trenton Doyle Hancock on Kerry James Marshall
The cool confident stare of Marshall’s “Nat Turner” speaks directly to me as a painter, saying to accept without regret the task at hand and rewrite the master script of possibility.
Barkley Hendricks on Louis Sloan
The snow would be waist high and the temperature freezing or below. Lou would be Eskimo-like…
Carolee Schneemann on Arthur B. Carles
How did I manage to get to the great museum on the parkway, perched like a castle above the two rivers?
Elizabeth Johnson on ‘The Cynnie Paintings’ by Carol Saft
Her dark dress shimmers in the chilly bathroom suggesting Joan of Arc, in chain mail, before a Zoom battle.
Marissa Sher on Sam Cannon
She was erasing herself physically into an expressionless avatar
Barry Nemett on Pat Steir’s Dysrhythmic Downpours
Then there’s that lone, feathered creature from a soggy flock — a hood ornament of a jittery bird facing jittery geometry.
Heide Fasnacht on David Diao and the Squeegee in the Expanded Field
An innovation is alive and mutable as it passes from hand to hand.
Alison Kruvant on Hedda Sterne
She saw New York as a “Surrealist” city. With its unfathomable density, extreme juxtapositions, and collective lack of sleep, the city hasn’t changed much.
Heide Fasnacht on Jack Whitten and Gerhard Richter
Gerhard may be the Jack of all Trades but Jack was the King.