A studio visit with Sascha Braunig

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Sascha Braunig, whose solo show “Shivers,” is on view at MoMA PS1 through March 5, recently returned to New York City from Portland, Maine, to participate in the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program. When I stopped by her new space, we discussed her process and the changes that have taken place in her practice over the past five years.

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Interview: Max Maslansky’s porn-painted sheets

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Max Maslansky is a Los Angeles painter who makes acrylic paintings on stretched pillowcases and bed sheets using imagery culled from vintage pornography. They depict stylized and often-dreamlike pictorial spaces, ones that can grow more ambiguous the longer you look at them. At his NADA solo show with Five Car Garage, … read more… “Interview: Max Maslansky’s porn-painted sheets”

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Reading David Salle

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schlatzlein / David Salle, in the 1980s an enfant terrible of painting, has published How to See, a collection of essays on art and artists written over the course of some thirty years. While many people do not know Salle as a writer, recently he has had a regular column in Town and Country and has … read more… “Reading David Salle”

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Katie Bell’s Miami adventure

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein /  Katie Bell‘s work, comprising scavenged construction debris, skirts the line between sculpture and assemblage. Bell combed Miami for a month to source the materials for “Backsplash,” her most recent solo show, which opened at Locust Projects September 10. Among the must-finds on her list were, as she says, “scraps of drywall, scraps … read more… “Katie Bell’s Miami adventure”

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Interview: Clare Grill in Sunnyside

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / In late November, I rode my bike to Clare Grill‘s Sunnyside apartment-studio, where we talked about her technique, the mental space required to paint, and her new-found freedom from having to work a second job. A warm and serious painter, Clare makes abstract paintings that are filled edge to edge … read more… “Interview: Clare Grill in Sunnyside”

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Interview: Stephen Westfall in Industry City

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / On a rainy day in November I visited Stephen Westfall at his Brooklyn studio. Among my young painter friends he has a reputation for being open, generous, and extremely smart, but I was still a little nervous. He warned me in advance that most of his work had been shipped … read more… “Interview: Stephen Westfall in Industry City”

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Interview: Daniel Kingery in Hunt’s Point

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / The four paintings I looked at in Daniel Kingery‘s Bronx studio are all medium-sized, human scale. Paint application strategies vary across each canvas, but overall the surfaces have a stiff, solid sheen. Kingery paints in layers, applying and completing each before beginning the next. Sometimes this means a physical imposition … read more… “Interview: Daniel Kingery in Hunt’s Point”

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Interview: Emily Noelle Lambert in Greenpoint

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / Emily Noelle Lambert‘s recent paintings are large abstracts rendered in vivid acrylic paint. On display in “Ideé Fixe,” her solo show at Denny Gallery, through November 15th, they vary in line, brush size, color palette, shape, subject matter; whatever is a limiting factor in one painting (say, only using vivid … read more… “Interview: Emily Noelle Lambert in Greenpoint”

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Interview: Alexandria Tarver in Bushwick

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein  / I met Alexandria Tarver at her studio near Broadway in Bushwick. Technically it’s a one bedroom apartment, and the ventilation is a little dubious, but the space is ample. I ate grapes and Alexandria drank a beer while we looked her paintings, most of which hung on the wall, although … read more… “Interview: Alexandria Tarver in Bushwick”

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Interview: Cal Siegel in Gowanus

Contributed by Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein / I met up with Cal Siegel last week at his studio under the 9th street F/G stop in Gowanus, across the street from Lowe’s and above Build it Green–an ideal location. Having recently returned from a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Siegel shared some of his new work with … read more… “Interview: Cal Siegel in Gowanus”

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