“Who’s Afraid of Red Yellow and Blue: A Preface”

In April 2013 I was asked to show some of my footage at the Kingston NY Film Festival. I was originally asked to make a 20 minute clip, but after much deliberation, I decided it couldn’t be done. I then began making what I felt was a compilation of clips with loose threads going through it. When I was done, I had a 51 minute film.  Here is that 51 minute film for your enjoyment. One more thing to mention, this is NOT the final film, there is far more to come. Plus the other ten or more interviews I’ve yet to accomplish.

So here it is, John Zinsser, Sandi Slone, Peter Reginato, Dennis Hollingsworth, Rodney Dickson, Stephen Bennett, Michael Brennan, Louise P. Sloane, Forrest Myers, Carl Belz, Karen Wilkin, Matthew Deleget, James Panero, Robert C. Morgan, Klaus Kertess, Dee Solin, Ronnie Landfield, Darryl Hughto, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, and Susan Roth.

Please spare a few dollars to help keep the project alive.

4 thoughts on ““Who’s Afraid of Red Yellow and Blue: A Preface”

  1. Hi Jeffrey, thank you for your work, I’ll try to play your movie, it does not win, I’m in Cambodia, and internet connections are very bad ….. I tried anyway, maybe I would have a chance that it works.
    Thank you very much and you made ​​a great job.
    best regards. Patrick.

  2. I just got finished watching the Preface. Terrific job! I liked the opening ‘coming into your own’ question. It could provide a doorway into the answer of “Who’s afraid,” and I appreciated Zinsser’s response to focus the issue to the painting coming into it’s own as well. Sandi Slone seemed to have a problem with it. Did most of the painters kind of deflect from the personal aspect of it?

    Interesting perspective and analogies by Michael Brennan – “smart things are getting smaller” – particularly in light of James Panero’s comments on smaller conclaves of artists and the spaces artists have to work in nowadays. It’s an interesting contrast with the early color realists. Brennan’s work is definitely intriguing to me; hope to see some in-person one day. I bet he was great to interview.

    I love how personable Peter Reginato seems to be. Like his work, it feels he’s so fun to engage with.

    I look forward to hearing more from Ruth Ann Fredenthal, because as she explained, painting is a unique human function that can be extremely challenging. She and Susan Roth seem to provide comprehensive and even spiritual touches that any artist can relate to – drawing people in who may not know how or why painting relates to us today.

    It’s a great look into what you’ve put so much effort in of late. Who would you say you’ve learned the most from since conducting these interviews? Can’t wait to see the whole film!

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