Sue Williams and her goofy parts

Sue Williams WWC, WWII, Couch Size, just opened at 303 Gallery. In an interview with Carly Gaebe for Art in America Williams was asked how her work evolved from the idea to a finished work...
No sketching or planning. Sometimes I have an idea like, ‘I'm only going to use big brushes, I'm going to be really sweeping. I'm going to stand up and be really manly, and I'm not going to erase.' Sometimes I want to be big, sometimes I want to be tiny. Sometimes I'll get a nice color that's the right consistency and I'll start putting it everywhere. If it looks too nice, I may have to be a little destructive and wreck stuff. You just have to mess around until a painting comes out.
These paintings seem to be liberated. They ended up being more about painting, even though they just seem like goofy parts pulled together. A painting is done when I like it. That's the hardest thing: to be happy with your work.
The Serpent
Sue Williams, The Serpent, 2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 54 x 64 inches
Retire in Fla.
Sue Williams, Retire in Fla., 2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 78 x 50 inches

Sue Williams, Otis, 2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 inches


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