Slow Painting is about the transformative power of art. This conversation happens with visual artists as well as poets, musicians, architects, writers and thinkers who share a belief that art connects us with an ineffable energy “deep-running in our natures.” Slow is a term of respect for the way art gets made and what it needs to be seen and understood.

What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a vase holds water: art that grows out of modes of perception and making whose skill and doggedness make you think and feel; art that isn’t merely sensational, that doesn’t get its message across in ten seconds, that isn’t falsely iconic, that hooks onto something deep-running in our natures. In a word, art that is the very opposite of mass media.

–Robert Hughes

Deborah Barlow, moderator