Artists About Artists #2: Angela A’Court interviews Chase Langford
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!
Our first edition presented Chase Langford speaking with Kathy Osborn. If you missed it, you may watch it here. 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!
In this edition of Artists About Artists, it’s Chase’s turn to be interviewed by none other than Angela A’Court.
Learn about Langford’s obsession with maps as a young child, which led to his first job as a cartographer and mapmaker recording the California coast. His early ‘Map paintings’ evolved into the series we know today; Essex, Chroma, Geomorphic and much more. A’Court asks about specific work such as the Malmö you see behind Langford as well as specific studio practices and what kind of music he likes to listen to while he paints.
Watch the full video here.
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.
Angela A’Court’s narrative and figurative paintings use a simple and direct vocabulary to show the relationship of experience to expression of beauty and the quirkiness of everyday moments. With an eye toward balance, the artist places shapes on the paper and works with the spaces in between. A’Court was born in London in 1961. She attended the West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK, Parsons School of Art and Design, New York and Goldsmiths’ College London where she earned her BA in Fine Art Textiles. A’Court worked as an interior designer for an architectural practice. She now paints full time and lives in New York.
Watch the full video here.