Jennifer Samet

Henry Taylor,

The painter Henry Taylor welcomed me into his live-work loft with particular openness. It didn’t take long for us to get real and talk about family, the stories behind the paintings, and the daily struggles.

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Post image for 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.

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Jason Karolak and I spoke over beers in his studio one day during the never-ending winter.

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Jason Stopa,

Jason Stopa stands a head taller than most of us and shares some strong ideas about contemporary art with a calm, intellectual confidence. His work, too, is raw, but the delivery system is mellifluous – a world of familiar references and a range of intimate painterly touches.

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Beer with a Painter: Lois Dodd

by Jennifer Samet on March 28, 2015

Lois Dodd,

Lois Dodd has lived in a loft-studio on Second Street near the Bowery for over fifty years. When visiting her, one is struck by the independence of her lifestyle, as well as her work.

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Beer with a Painter: Gregory Botts

by Jennifer Samet on February 28, 2015

Gregory Botts,

I have known Gregory Botts for about twenty years. Early on, I remember being captivated by the guerilla action he and his wife, fellow painter Jenny Hankwitz, took in the early 1990s: planting sunflowers in the meridian of Houston Street in SoHo.

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Beer with a Painter: Terry Winters

by Jennifer Samet on February 7, 2015

Terry Winters,

“Let’s just delete all of that and start over again,” Terry Winters said to me, laughing, mid-way through our conversation.

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Beer with a Painter: Sarah McEneaney

by Jennifer Samet on January 17, 2015

Sarah McEneaney,

I visited Sarah McEneaney at her home in the Callowhill / Trestletown / Chinatown North neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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Beer with a Painter: Judy Rifka

by Jennifer Samet on December 6, 2014

Judy Rifka in her studio, Gowanus, Brooklyn

Judy Rifka and I met 10 years ago, when I was selecting a work of hers for an exhibition. Her studio was dense with paintings, a testament to how prolific and energetic she is.

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Beer with a Painter: Rebecca Morris

by Jennifer Samet on November 15, 2014

Installation view, “Rebecca Morris: Fantastic L.A.

I heard Rebecca Morris speak earlier this year in Chicago, and was struck by how she discussed becoming an abstractionist at a time when both abstraction and painting were under attack.

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