Monday, November 2, 2015

Beer with a Painter: Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins

Tom Nozkowski and Joyce Robins are married, and I have admired the work of both for years. When I asked them to be the first Beer with a Painter subjects interviewed jointly as a couple, they were completely game. My visit to their upstate New York home began with lunch: tomato and bread soup served with a swirl of pesto, green salad with avocado and blood oranges. This layering and intermingling of textures, flavors, and colors pervades their home and work as well. Even in the midst of crisply renovated rooms for living and working, traces of a life in art are everywhere. In Nozkowski’s studio, cat food cans, long ago repurposed as paint containers, and now dry, were stacked into an impressive pyramid. Full article here.
Joyce Robins, “Pink Oval” (2014), clay, glaze, paint, 9 x 8 x 4 inches (courtesy Theodore:Art, New York)
Thomas Nozkowski, “Untitled (L-45)” (2014), oil on paper 22 x 30 inches (photo by Kerry Ryan McFate, © Thomas Nozkowski, courtesy Pace Gallery)