Todd Chilton, Ribbons, 2012. oil on linen, 27 x 23 inches (courtesy of Feature, Inc.)
A video walk-through of the exhibition Todd Chilton: Steady at Feature, Inc., New York, on view through June 30, 2012.
Of his paintings Chilton writes: "The paintings exhibit imperfections that are a result of handmade patterns and geometry. This often heightens optical effects in the patterns, and serves to create a situation in which the viewer becomes aware of the experience of looking. I want to create images that convey at once a sense of ambiguity, purposefulness, and humor. At times they have a sense of openness on one hand and resistance on the other. I am interested in what happens in the middle."
Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visit the studio of painter Thomas Nozkowski.
As well as sharing a look at his works in progress, Nozkowski shares his thoughts on painting. He remarks: "I… believe that if you can imagine a problem, something to make a painting of, you can also imagine a solution. So whatever the original source is for a painting, I try to stay true to that until the end of the painting. I don't give up in the middle and say 'Gee this would be much better turned upside down' and turn it into some other subject. So the subjects stay there as a touchstone that you can go always back to and reexamine for more information to make the paintings out of."
David Sweet reviews two exhibitions Robert Holyhead at Peer Gallery, London (through July 7, 2012) and Geoffrey Rigden at Poussin Gallery, London (through June 30, 2012).
Sweet writes that "outside of the issues of art criticism of a formalist sort, one might end up wondering about the contemporary positioning of these two painters and the politics of the different surfaces that each produce. Rigden's crustiness harks back to the rough finish of 20th century canvasses while Holyhead's smooth and shiny glazing evokes the uninterrupted texture of photography and screen based media."
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.