John Seed interviews painter Lisa Pressman on the occasion of her show Passing Through at Causey Contemporary, New York, on view through December 13, 2015.
Seed introduces the interview by noting that "Pressman is process-oriented and each image represents a kind of gradual accretion of ideas and methods that wouldn't be possible without the broad foundation of caprices and ruminations that preceded it. Her work, which is abstract but still very much inspired by the process of seeing, has a sense of visual 'rightness' that only intuition can validate."
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Lisa Pressman about her recent work and her studio practice.
Pressman remarks: "My working routine and process are pretty close. I am at a point in my art making where I feel I have my tool belt pretty well stocked with a vocabulary, ideas, materials, and inspirations. I try to trust that and stay out of my own way. Work begins as play, play with great freedom and without judgment. Evolution comes from looking and paying careful, intuitive attention to what is happening in the work. If I am listening, my work tells me my story. My visual memory and interpretation of the world are more perceptive and in tune than my intellect. I believe in the idea of the spiral. Images and ideas that I have investigated in the past reappear again and again in a different form at different times."
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