Elise Adibi, Graphite Painting on Canvas, 2012, rabbit skin glue, oil paint, and graphite powder on canvas, 30 x 30 inches (courtesy Churner and Churner)
Joanna Kleinberg reviews the exhibition Elise Adibi: Da Capo at Churner and Churner, New York, on view through June 30, 2012.
Kleinberg writes: "Adibi continues her abstractions in painting and drawing, working with a limited set of materials - canvas, carbon powder, charcoal, and oil paint. The assemblage of pencil drawing and painterly brushstrokes are marked by an intricacy that suggests that Adibi works with the material history of modernism as much as she excises it."
Michael Rutherford interviews artist Clinton King about his work and making a shift from sculpture to painting.
In the sculptures, King remarks, "I often worked with a material in a 'natural way' letting the object and material 'just be.' Working in this way I developed sensitivity and a lightness of touch. This later grew into a highly spontaneous/intuitive approach that naturally adapted to painting, by this time the relationships between material and object became increasingly relative to the viewer. I worked in sculpture for nearly 8 years before rediscovering painting, What came out of this for me was the realization that one practice directly and deeply informed the other, although painting is an additive process by nature it is reductive when seen in context to my overall artistic practice."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.