Friday, January 20, 2012

Interview, NY arts:


John O'Connor interviewed me for NY Arts Magazine.  

"In my paintings those various given terms tend to get outside their usual roles, to do different things. Sometimes the linen support and the painted front switch places. Sometimes the wood gets itself in between the paint and the linen. Paintings seem to be undoing something about how they would normally work."

I talk about zombies too.

To read the full interview:
http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/curated/in-conversation-john-o-connor-interviews-ken-weathersby 



 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

At vacnj:

179 (twn - detail), Ken Weathersby, 2010

'Textility"

Opening reception: Friday, January 13, 6 -8pm
The show runs until Sunday, April 1, 2012 
 
Visual Art Center of New Jersey
68 Elm St.
Summit, NJ 07901

I'll have work in this show, along with a very interesting group of other artists. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, January 13, 6-8pm at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey. A fully illustrated catalog that includes essays by both curators will accompany the show. The exhibition runs through April 1, 2012.

"Co-curators Mary Birmingham
and Joanne Mattera coined the word 'textility' to describe a new sensibility that they divide into three separate categories: paintings without paint (and its corollary, drawing without pencil), textiles without thread, and idiosyncratic work made with a strong focus on materiality and process."  (-- Sharon Butler / Two Coats of Paint)

Participating artists: Joell Baxter, Caroline Burton, Sharon Butler, Mary Carlson, Jennifer Cecere, Pip Culbert, Elisa D'Arrigo, Grace DeGennaro, Barbara Ellmann, Carly Glovinski, Elana Herzog, Marietta Hoferer, Nava Lubelski, Stephen Maine, Lael Marshall, Derick Melander, Sam Messenger, Sam Moyer, Lalani Nan, Aric Obrosey, Gelah Penn, Debra Ramsay, Susan Still Scott, Arlene Shechet, Susanna Starr, Leslie Wayne, Ken Weathersby and Peter Weber.