blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



An Interview with Peter Schjeldahl

Peter Schjeldahl visited Richmond, Virginia, in January 2004 in conjunction with the opening of the show, "Critical Mass," of which he was the juror. "Critical Mass: A Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition" was a program of 1708 Gallery and was sponsored by 1708 in partnership with the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Painting & Printmaking and New Virginia Review, Inc. The exhibition opened on January 23 and ran through February 25. 1708 Gallery is a non-profit space for art located at 319 West Broad Street in Richmond.

The interview was conducted in the Blackbird editorial offices by Susan Glasser, director of the Boyden Gallery of Art at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Howard Risatti, professor of art history and chair of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Crafts, and Mary Flinn, Blackbird senior editor.