Lars Fisk is a sculptor. His pieces can be large and small but always made with the utmost care. He can sometimes take up to a year to complete a piece. He works out of an outdoor space at the Socrates Sculpture Garden in Queens. An ex-Vermonter, the ruggedness of his trade suits him. He is shown here examining a piece of reclaimed concrete.
Pat Steir has this fantastic studio on 26th street that is filled with light and has high ceilings which gives her plenty of room to make her massive paintings. The day I arrived she was putting together a series of smaller paintings (for her) in black. To create some of her work, she throws the paint at the canvas in various ways to create her luminous patterns and shapes. Even her paintbrushes and brush tests on the walls of her studio were interesting.
Delia Brown is best known for her Guerilla Lounging Series. She and a group of close friends are invited to live the weekend at someone’s luxury home. The resulting photographs of posed decadence are then turned into paintings, immortalizing the camaraderie. I shot her in her Brooklyn studio in her paint clothes not the high end clothes of her alter-ego. She was working on the continuation of a series of images that are based on the film, “Les Bitches.”
TM Davy works out of his apartment. He has covered the walls with his work including some work which is painted right on the walls! Most of his work is painted from sittings with his live models especially his partner, Leim. He quickly sketches the sitter than later painstakingly adds the Caravaggio touches that he is known for.
Melissa Brown is on the ground floor of an old foundry in Greenpoint. She also has an outdoor area to carve her woodcuts. She was working on one in-titled, “Four Twenties.”