Petra Cortright in Cultured Magazine's 30 under 35


In Cultured Magazine's 2018 installment of 30 under 35, artist Petra Cortright offers insights into her practice

“I try to avoid gimmicks,” she says of her exhibition strategy. “I believe work should be able to stand on its own. I’ve never made the kind of work where you need to read an essay to understand it.” When asked what she does want to conjure in her work, her instinctual response deals with integrity and beauty. “I am a sincere person who wants to make sincere work,” she says. “We are in a weird time, where everyone thinks everything has to make some kind of a commentary, and not to say that work isn’t important, but I am okay with making something that is just an escape.” (source: Cultured Magazine)