Jane Irish on Karen Kilimnik’s Programme of Humour

Jane Irish on Karen Kilimnik’s Programme of Humour

Karen Kliminik, me — I forgot the wire cutters getting the wire cutters from the car to break into stonehenge, 1982, 1998, water soluble oil color on canvas, 20 x 16 inches I learned about Karen Kliminik’s work in 2000 from Philadelphia curator Sid Sachs,...
Julian Kreimer on Andrea Belag’s Sunday Painter

Julian Kreimer on Andrea Belag’s Sunday Painter

Andrea Belag, Sunday Painter, 2018, Oil on linen, 66 x 72 inches I’ve known Andrea Belag for 25 years, since she taught my second-year painting class in college. We found out then that we both like talking on the phone and painting in daylight. I had forgotten...
Azita Moradkhani on Louise Bourgeois

Azita Moradkhani on Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois, The Birth, 2007, Gouache on paper, 23 1/2 × 18 inches The word birth suggests a physical act, a material process, whereas creation engages the notion of manifesting something into the world without it necessarily connoting physicality. These...
Brenda Goodman on Her Work in Stages

Brenda Goodman on Her Work in Stages

Brenda Goodman, Impending, 2018, Oil on Wood, 80 x 72 inches Looking back at my work over a 53-year span, I sometimes think that I could do this or that passage of a particular painting better now, but I have never gone back into a piece once it was done. I always...
Lavar Munroe on Folkert De Jong and Expansive Painting

Lavar Munroe on Folkert De Jong and Expansive Painting

Folkert De Jong, The New Deal, 2012, Styrofoam, pigmented polyurethane foam and pallet What constitutes a painting? Is it possible to create a “painting” that occupies space, has actual volume and is made with unconventional materials? These questions point to an...
Wendy Letven on Simona Prives

Wendy Letven on Simona Prives

Simona Prives, Black Matter, 2018, Sumi ink, monotype and collage with xerox transfer and watercolor, 70 x 44 inches   Simona Prives creates images that describe shifting, changing imaginary worlds inhabited by human beings and all their detritus. From a distance, one...