Interview: “Exit Interview” with Paul Gagner

All paintings featured in this post are by Paul Gagner. All images courtesy the artist.

  Paul D’Agostino (sort of) in conversation (kind of) with Paul Gagner (basically) on the eve of A Beginner’s Guide to Home Lobotomy, the artist’s forthcoming solo exhibition at Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute, in Baltimore, Maryland.   *                         *         [READ ►]

View Inside: Lars Kremer


  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

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


  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

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


  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

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 ►]

Interview: Frank Webster

Frank Webster in his Brooklyn studio

  Keith Schweitzer of ART(inter) in conversation with Brooklyn-based artist Frank Webster.   KS: You’ve been very busy this year. I saw that you recently had a show in Austria. FW: Yes I had a show in Vienna this past spring with the Austrian painter Fabian Patzak at the Loft 8 Gallery in the newly renovated [READ ►]

View Inside: Cathy Nan Quinlan

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: Carlo Galli

Carlo Galli

  One of the current artists in residence in John Silvis’s Williamsburg studio is Italian ‘interventionist’ Carlo Galli. I visited with him today, and we discussed the sociopolitical implications of ‘spiagge libere;’ the subconscious ‘delimitazioni’ of materials deployed to warn, prohibit or delimit; and the potential for surface features, especially those related to authority, to obscure unexpected [READ ►]