SAM GILLIAM with Tom McGlynn
At its very core, the intrinsic value of artwhich can be disruptive, unpredictable, and at the very least challenginghas tremendous transformative and healing incentives. Whether it occurs at the first encounter or over time, the implications for the viewer, be they formal or emotional, are simultaneously simple and complex, generous and demanding.
ALIZA NISENBAUM with Yasi Alipour
What Im most engaged with is the process of my work; meeting new people, seeing if we can be open to each other, losing control then regaining control, and making an image somehow from the different situations Im placed in.
LARI PITTMAN with Terry R. Myers
I became a painter at Cal Arts in the 1970s when there was a way of approaching the making of art just generally. One of the things that still bothers me about painting are the way that painters talk about their work or the way painting is viewed. Of all the practices, painting is the one where the viewerboth the educated and the popular vieweressentializes or over-essentializes the relationship between the object and the person who made the object. And that, I think, is problematic.
TOMAS VU with Phong Bui
I tend to substitute nostalgia with fantasy, and vice versa. Its the same word to me sometimes. Not having a strict distinction or a boundary has allowed me to have the freedom to move in and out of spaces. Time works in the same way, in my case. For me its always about finding out what was in that particular landscape and whats happening at that moment in time, as a starting point, from which I can move forward. Thats how all of my projects begin, actually.