Altoon Sultan

1. — I remember Harry (Roseman) and his hidden camera documenting gallery openings, his open camera shooting visiting friends. This was back in the early 70s, when I was a member of First Street Gallery, a coop gallery then located on the Bowery. Catherine Murphy was also a member and I met Harry through Cathy.

2. — I’m a Brooklyn kid, born and bred, but somehow ended up painting American agriculture. I slipped into the subject via the landscape, but am now focusing on the implements of farming. There’s always a subtext of the ambivalences of agricultural practice. American Luminism informed my landscape paintings and my current work looks to Precisionism, and photography. A new body of fiber work allows me to indulge my love of minimalist abstraction.

— June 2007

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