View Inside: Bob Seng

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 ►]

View Inside: Kay Sirikul Pattachote

Kay Sirikul Pattachote

  Florals and reconfigurable puzzles proved to be excellent conduits for conversation and recompositional chromatics on a rainy day that might have otherwise been quite color-deficient when I visited Kay Sirikul Pattachote in her Greenpoint studio. There I saw loads of flowers in variable states of yet-colorful desiccation, which is the stage at which Kay prefers [READ ►]

View Inside: Shawn Gallagher

Shawn Gallagher

  Given Shawn Gallagher’s extensive holdings of supposedly obsolete apparatuses, and of course the many wonderfully imaginative images and sounds he produces using the same, his Bushwick studio is a world (or various worlds) unto itself (or themselves). His Castle Dracula project, for instance, on which he’s been working for quite a while, is a humorous, [READ ►]

View Inside: Tom Butter

Tom Butter

  A fortunate person indeed is one who has the chance to visit Tom Butter’s magnificent Bushwick studio—in which ‘magnificent’ pertains to size, constituent objects and resident artist alike. Tom’s brilliant kinetic sculptures and zestfully gestural paintings got us talking quite a lot about turbine motion, formal unquestionabilities, centripetal and centrifugal forces, compositional foci and simplicities, [READ ►]

View Inside: Charles Yuen

Charles Yuen

  Thanks to an extensively meandering conversation with Larry Greenberg at Studio 10, I wound up paying a most unexpected yet nonetheless extremely pleasant visit to Charles Yuen’s studio, located in the general environs of Carroll Gardens. Conversation there continued to meander in splendid ways once Yuen was in the mix, and it pertained now [READ ►]

View Inside: Matt Miller

Matt Miller

  There’s not a Borges story in which an artist who uses various forms of variably manipulable packing materials to create his works begins, over time, to amass enough works and works-in-progress in his studio that he finds himself veritably packed into their midst, as if he were a sort of fragile product whose safe [READ ►]

View Inside: Lizbeth Mitty

Lizbeth Mitty

  I got plenty of time and space to look good and hard at a fine selection of paintings when I visited Lizbeth Mitty in her Red Hook studio. Her current fluctuations in subject matter and surface treatments led us to talk about structures as nature abstracted; urban tumult as abstraction in action; and city life [READ ►]

View Inside: Suzanne Kelser

Suzanne Kelser

  Within only a matter of hours after Bushwick Open Studios 2015 came to its official close, I paid a completely crowdless visit to Suzanne Kelser’s Bushwick studio in the 56 Bogart building  (which still seems structurally sound, somehow, by the way). Her rather inter-dimensional, mixed-media drawings on mylar and paper elicited quite a nice conversation [READ ►]

View Inside: Dana James

Dana James

    Aqueous contours, controlled pervasions, pigmented peripheries and debatable orientations were among the topics of discussion when I visited Dana James in her studio at the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We also talked about markings in caves. And the curiously trenchant memorabilities of water. Diving boards came up as well. As did scrimshaw. We [READ ►]

View Inside: Catalin Moldoveanu

Catalin Moldoveanu

  I visited Catalin Moldoveanu’s Bushwick studio to look at some recent paintings, and to pick out one or two for a forthcoming Centotto exhibition. Aside from chatting about the works, we talked about uniform treatments of surfaces, the seduction of preferred colors, and the balancing of horizontals. We also talked about the variable necessities of [READ ►]