Rumold writes that "During the artist talk, given on opening night, Trowbridge shared the meaning behind the title of the exhibition explaining how the work included was not predetermined, like the formulaic and mass produced tapestries made on an industrial loom." Rumold continues noting that the exhibited works "are woven together through use of repetition, mark making and grouping."
Erin Langner visits the studio of Seattle-based painter Kimberly Trowbridge. Langner writes: "While the artist's tangible surroundings subtly factor into the work through color and form, real time, places and people are absent; instead both her paintings and studio construct unconventional utopias that only hint at ordinary existence."
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Brian Cypher about his work and studio practice.
Cypher notes: "On an existential level, it really begins with the impulse to create… the wanting of ideas to be actualized; to see that energy manifest into physical form... In terms of what I do physically, it's all about making marks that echo my thought processes. It's a constant reiterative dance between the idealized and the actual. Some ideas have natural endpoints, where others could stay in a state of perpetual revision."
Cypher's work will be included in the group exhibition All Together Now, curated by Julie Torres at The Coin Locker, on view June 1-3, 2012 as part of the Bushwick Open Studios. Work from the exhibition can be previewed at curatingcontemporary.com.
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.