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Kathy Osborn holding up ‘Restaurant’ (2018)
May 7th, 2020

Artists About Artists #1: Chase Langford Interviews Kathy Osborn

Artists About Artists #1

Chase Langford interviews Kathy Osborn about her work in the first of SEFA’s new video series, ‘Artists About Artists’


A Word on Artists About Artists by Susan Eley

Artists About Artists is an audiovisual series we developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each edition features two Gallery artists—one interviewer and the other interviewee. The impetus for AAA came from 14 years of watching our artists become friends, attend each other’s receptions and be their best mutual cheerleaders. Artists are curious about their peers in a unique way and ask the sort of questions of one another we might not think to ask them as art dealers, curators or even critics. AAA was born to give our beloved artists this platform to explore and converse, while we sit by and listen in!

The series was conceived to flip the seats; in a sort of tag team process, the interviewer in one edition becomes the interviewee in the next.

We are soliciting requests, if you’d like to hear from specific artists.  In the meantime, enjoy the series!


About Kathy Osborn:

Four Osborn paintings featured in ‘Paper Trail’ (2020)

Kathy Osborn paints highly detailed, interior scenes, inspired by imagery from the Post-War era of the 1950s and 60s. Osborn’s multi-step process begins with a meticulous arrangement of dollhouse figures, furniture and household objects, drawn from her personal collection. She then photographs the scene multiple times and selects the preferred orientation to paint. The resulting works are stark, photographic narratives that haunt and disorient the viewer.


About Chase Langford:

Starting out his career as a cartographer, Langford evolved into a full time painter as he realized that his maps were becoming increasingly abstracted. Each painting begins with the sense of a place. But as memory of visited sites constantly shifts, so does Langford’s direction as he changes course to meet each new color or compositional challenge. The artist is from Pontiac, Michigan. He received a BA in Geography, UC Santa Barbara, and currently lives in Beverly Hills, CA.


Watch the full interview here.