Sep 20, 2023

Interview of Selena Kimball for Bomb magazine

Selena Kimball Interviewed by Anton Ginzburg

Using collage to rearrange historical narratives.

Selena Kimball has dedicated the last seven years to developing a new body of work, creating collages from fragments of the New York Times newspaper. Her current exhibition at Ulterior Gallery draws inspiration from the Jefferson Bible, which Kimball considers the earliest American cut-up. Kimball critically examines the daily news stream through her practice, unveiling a dialogue between the present and constructed historical narratives. Her process involves meticulous collages using newspaper, which are then transformed into silkscreen paintings on linen. We met to discuss her exhibition, examining her creative process, the use of collage, and the impact on her work of miracles and historical narratives.

—Anton Ginzburg