Valerie Brennan interviews Brooklyn-based painter Amy Feldman. Feldman discusses her work and process stating "I always make drawings before I do paintings to get some idea about how I want to execute the paintings. Generally, the paintings stray far from my thumbnail sketches, but it's really about the attitude of the drawings that I am interested in. I’m nonchalant about it and take many liberties, sometimes cutting into them and reassembling. Often my drawings are made on junky paper that I buy at the drug store. They are pretty quick and matter-of-fact. When I paint, I try to transfer a similar casualness to the paintings yet retain a specific poise."
David M. Roth reviews the exhibition Amy Feldman: Raw Graces at Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, on view through April 20, 2013.
Roth writes that Feldman's works "are the product of joyful, intensely physical, whole-body gestures — not of the old-school variety now shunned by younger painters – but those of a certain unaligned faction of abstract painters untainted by rigid ideas about how pictures are supposed to be made. So instead of swinging for the fences, Feldman pursues more mundane impulses. Her paintings start from corner-of-the eye glimpses of studio detritus or from visions of the blight outside her window, but wind up far removed."
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."
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.