Jon Imber’s latest paintings capture the energy and vitality of the botanic cosmos.
Nabil Nahas on painting with starfish, the reception of his work in the Middle East, and the symbolism of cedar trees.
Sarah Gerard on the calculation of life’s value in Sam Savage’s The Way of The Dog and Joshua Abelow’s Painter’s Journal.
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Mark Mulroney discusses vintage Playboys, Catholicism and the comic side of blood.
Anoka Faruqee’s dizzying moiré paintings teeter between physical fact and psychedelic fantasy.
Gerald Jackson describes life as a black artist in the Bowery, poetry versus hip hop, and the jazz scene of the 1980s.
Painting fast and slow: Chuck Webster gives us a peek inside his studio.
Samuel Jablon speaks with artist Heather Morgan about scandalous women, female identity, and the “peculiar kind of intensity” that informs her work.
What can the superhuman tell us about humanity? Jorge Rojas on curating superHUMAN at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art.
Margaux Williamson on her performance piece How to Act in Real Life, her film Teenager Hamlet, and being a character in Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be?
Curators Chelsea Haines and Eriola Pira, and artist Christopher K. Ho on what makes an art world real or imagined.
From Bruce Nauman and Peter Halley to the blogosphere, Joshua Abelow discusses his influences and his unique approach to painting in the age of the Internet.
Ingredients for Keating Sherwin’s paintings? Canvas, brushes, paint, and, of course, cooking utensils.
Eskor Johnson spends a day in the life of The Love Child.
Holding a Peach, Storm Tharp’s exhibition of new paintings and sculptures, is a study in intimacy.
South Africa-based painter Richard Hart brings a recipe for immortality to the canvas with fresh perspectives on a globalized neo-primitivism.
Simon Dinnerstein on the power of sychronicity, the idea of the “masterpiece,” and art that defies strategy, taxonomy, and possibly even the artist.
Parker Ito discusses AFK, IRL, and post-Web 2.0 arenas.
Stephen Posen walks—and crosses—the line between painting and photography. In this studio visit, the artist reflects on some of the concepts and processes of his near 50 year practice.
Activists, artists, and animal-lovers Sunaura Taylor and Sue Coe sit down at Moo Shoes to discuss propaganda, animal rights, and Coe’s new book, Cruel.
The artist Fafi brings the striking perspectives of a woman into a field of creative practice traditionally dominated by men—graffiti. With a new book out, the artist reflects on an illustrious career of public illustration.
Ryan Mrozowski talks about his studio practice and the role painting plays within it.
Fellow painters Greg Lindquist and Tom McGrath sit down to discuss landscape painting in an era steeped in new media and technology.
Mira Schor talks Miss Marple, Philip Guston, and big dreams.
Legacy Russell Twinterviews artist Devin Kenny about studio practice, studio work-outs, studio recordings, and how hip-hop helps to keep things in motion.
Pieter Schoolwerth makes music with his paintings, gets Wierd with his art.
Shifting Connections returns to the work of Fred Wilson, staring through the looking glass at a different facet of the artist’s creative practice.
Legacy Russell Twinterviews performance artist Ann Hirsch about being scandalous, scandylicious, and the radical politics of the packaged female form in the sex-saturated era of reality television and social media.
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