THE FOCUS

Sucsy creates abstract paintings that negotiate boundaries. She investigates the exchange between fragility, balance, and duplicity. Laurel Sucsy, Studio Visit, October 2017 Laurel Sucsy, Studio Visit, October 2017 Laurel Sucsy, Studio Visit, October 2017 Using color, scale and composition, her work embodies ideas of interdependency and a process of recognition, where relationships are ever shifting. In particular, she explores the effect of time as a component of perception. Laurel Sucsy, Studio Visit, October 2017 Laurel Sucsy, Studio Visit, October 2017 Laurel Sucsy, Studio Visit, October 2017...

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Häxan Grant Barbour and I are collaborating on a shadow puppet performance that reimagines myths about witch trials and religious extremism in the 16th and 17th centuries in Germany, France and colonial America. Häxan is a series of shadow vignettes that portray mythical, carnal, and absurd relationships between the devil, the accuser, and the accused. Studio Visit, Johanna Winters + Grant Barbour, October 2017 Studio Visit, Johanna Winters + Grant Barbour, October 2017 Studio Visit, Johanna Winters + Grant Barbour, October 2017 Our interest in...

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I chose to ask four painters about the role politics might play, however broadly, in their practice. The interview with Mark Brosseau, Brian Edmonds, Christina Renfer Vogel, and Donna Woodley is in conjunction with the exhibition, Eyes Like Enemies [at ESPS: East Side Project Space, Nashville, TN]; a show in which I present two painters whose work allows for formal concerns to be “disrupted” by other “informants” like language, history and biography. No space is apolitical. Each space (including gallerie...

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