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View Inside: Zaun Lee

by on June 6th 2017


  Yesterday I visited Zaun Lee in her studio on the Upper West Side. Given the logical cohesion and conceptual rigor that characterizes much of her generally drawing-based, structurally reflective work, it seemed very fitting for her space to be so orderly. Zaun walked me here and there and back and forth through the thoughts [READ ►]

View Inside: Lawrence Swan

by on January 6th 2016


  I recently visited Lawrence Swan’s studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to talk about and select pieces for Of Plectics, Swan’s forthcoming solo exhibition at Centotto Gallery, slated to open later this month. While discussing works and their conceptual and material geneses, we talked about halved squares, split mandalas, cursive pictograms, pictorial fluidities, implied symmetries, plans interrupted, [READ ►]

View Inside: Lars Kremer

by on November 28th 2015


  Lars Kremer’s basement studio situated near Bushwick’s western border would be brimming all over with quirkily brilliant bodies of work even if its ceilings weren’t quite so low. When I last visited we chatted about obscure arachnids, symmetries and grids, controls and loosenings thereof, verbal pathways unto imagery, comically recraftable chairs, anthropo-ergonomic balloonery, and [READ ►]

Interview: Arnold Mesches

by on November 21st 2015

Arnold Mesches “Self Portrait 9”

Keith Schweitzer of ART(inter) in conversation with artist Arnold Mesches during his current exhibition Arnold Mesches – 75 Years of Works on Paper, on view at Life on Mars gallery through December 20th, 2015.  KS: You were born in the Bronx but moved away as a child, spending most of your education and early career in California. [READ ►]

View Inside: Bill Schuck

by on November 7th 2015


  I recently paid a visit to Bill Schuck’s studio, a crypt-like lair of curiosity tucked deep into the guts of uppermost Greenpoint. Schuck’s geologically informed, scientifically conceived, empirically iterative, and both temporally determined and grounded works involve meticulously calibrated machinery, gradual drips and capillary seepings of an array of inks, a range of mostly [READ ►]

Interview: Rebecca Morgan

by on October 25th 2015

Rebecca Morgan Self Portrait Wearing Hat

  Keith Schweitzer of ART(inter) in conversation with artist Rebecca Morgan.   KS: I’d like to talk at length about your ceramic works. I’ve watched them develop over the years, and they’ve become increasingly interesting. But first let’s discuss your drawings, as they seem to be the very essence of all of your work. Would you [READ ►]

View Inside: Elisa Jensen

by on September 27th 2015


  Elisa Jensen’s studio is in one of my favorite nether reaches of north Brooklyn, up where the grid of streets suturing outerlying threads of Greenpoint and Maspeth, Queens—and with a bit of extension, certain chunks of East Williamsburg—is still almost entirely industrial, and thus still heavily trafficked enough by hefty trucks snaking along to [READ ►]

View Inside: Jeffrey Bishop

by on September 23rd 2015

Jeffrey5 copy

  Compositional counterbalancings and directional recalibrations have played significant transitional roles in the arc of Jeffrey Bishop’s career as an artist. I got a broad glimpse of all such consistency and flux when I visited him in his Fort Greene studio, where our conversation about his work led us also to converse about scientific minds, [READ ►]

View Inside: Cathy Nan Quinlan

by on September 10th 2015

Cathy Nan Quinlan- The Arched Sky

  Cathy Nan Quinlan’s current body of paintings—many of which will be shown at Outpost Gallery, in Bushwick, later this fall—are optically playful, chromatically ranging, formally harmonious and compositionally soaring odes to clouds, light, air, skies. They were a transportive treat to take in while she and I talked about hometown humidities, hurricanes, and debatable [READ ►]

View Inside: Bob Seng

by on July 29th 2015

Bob Seng

  I had a great time with the ever-affable excavator of exit signs, Bob Seng, in his Williamsburg studio on a recent afternoon, at which time he showed me a couple walls brimming with more or less new pieces while we chatted about egresses, extremes, earthquakes and eventualities. We also talked about lettuce. And peaches. [READ ►]