Lisa Pressman photoblogs a studio visit with painter Fran Shalom.
Shalom writes of her work "My works balance the formal with the playful, paring down shapes and ideas into their most basic forms. It is a search for clarity and humor... But, like life itself, there is an undercurrent of conflict beneath the whimsy, as reflected in the tension and interaction between the shapes."
Maria Calandra visits the Brooklyn studio of painter EJ Hauser. "EJ utilizes text in her paintings in a variety of different ways. It can be used as a springboard for creating a lusciously surfaced multi-layered abstraction, a way of presenting the viewer with a single word or phrase that begs to be spoken loudly, or yet again as a way to give homage to a poem or lyric she has been undoubtedly drawn to."
Two part video interview with London-based painter Alice Browne in her studio. Browne discusses her studio practice and a range of topics related to her work including color and working in "the gap between somebody looking at something directly and... looking at a photograph of the thing... I'm... interested in trying to pick up a little bit of that sensation... that... being there feeling, but also the shift between the two."
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.