Lesley Vance, Artist Interview

Jennifer Samet interviewed Lesley Vance for the blog Beer with a Painter. They talk about Wisconsin, role models, artist residencies and needing find a new way with ones work.
My interest in sculpture and ceramics developed gradually. It originated with Ken Price, and then I discovered Ron Nagle, and Magdalena and Michael Frimkess. I love the sensibility of Ken Price’s sculpture. The surfaces are so intense that they couldn’t take being larger. They demand concentrated looking; the process that reveals layers of different insane colors is what activates the whole physical form. When I first saw the work, it felt like something I hadn’t seen before, like something landing from another planet. His biomorphic forms seem at first like they could have been designed on a computer, yet his process was very intuitive and you can always feel his hand. more
Lesley Vance, “Untitled” (2015), oil on linen, 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 inches

Lesley Vance, “Untitled” (2015), oil on linen, 19 x 22 3/4 x 1 inches (photographed by Fredrik Nilsen and courtesy of the artist, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels)


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