Designed to include the energy of every person involved.

Left: Richard Iammarino, Big Yellow, 50
Left: Richard Iammarino, Big Yellow, 50″ x 50″, 2015. Photo by Scott Sell. Right: Alexis Iammarino, Oak Street Mural (detail).

Early in September, I had the honor of moderating a conversation between Richard Iammarino and his daughter, Alexis Iammarino, two phenomenal artists who not only consistently blow me away with the range and quality and depth of their work, but who I also consider myself lucky enough to call friends. Our conversation—about spontaneity, mastery, and decapitation as art-form—appears in the October issue of The Chart, Maine’s newest journal on art and art-criticism.

At one point in our discussion, Alexis describes both herself and her father’s creative practice:

It’s being an artist compulsively. You’re not saying, “Well, today, I think I’d like to do this.” […] It’s not some sort of choice that you make. At a certain point, you’re either a very disciplined individual, or you’re totally compulsive.

You can read the newest issue of The Chart—featuring interviews, studio-visits, and analysis of recent exhibitions in Maine—for free at this link.