Maria Calandra visits the studio of painter Ariel Dill whose exhibition Oscillations is on view at Southfirst Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn through May 27, 2012.
Calandra writes: "Ariel's paintings are lush musings on color, pattern, and, as described in the title of her exhibition, oscillations. She arrives at these vibrating medium-sized works both through her vast experimentation in brush stroke and her contrasted pairing of pigments... I saw her repeating single movements with short marks like you might do in a dance in order to gain emphasis of form or interest. These impromptu choreographies of Ariel's gave way to a very engaging series of eight canvases."
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."
Paul Behnke photoblogs a studio visit with painter Sharon Butler.
Behnke writes that in Butler's work "a mental and technical exactness are displayed as an idea is explored with a deft layering of forms and line that shows the maker's mind at work. This rigor is very often contrasted with the impulsive way the work is presented - often on un-stretched linen, pinned to the wall, or with supporting stretchers partially exposed. The result is painting that often combines the frankness and intellect of the Conceptual, with the fragility, pictorial inventiveness, and longing of the Modern."
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.