DS I wonder if you feel like in relation to music, the art world feels more or less free in a way?
KG Yeah, the art world to me is really hard, but in a different way than the music world.
DS Do you feel like making art is performative even though it's not necessarily in front of an audience? As a viewer of your work it does seem like a lot of it comes out of an action or an active mood.
KG Yeah, especially if the paintings are gestural.
DS You can very outspoken—are you interested in politics? Do you read the news a lot?
KG I’m Rachel Maddow obsessed. I have to watch MSNBC at 6:00 PM kind of thing. And, yeah, I read The New York Times and the Washington Post, and the New Yorker, when I can.
DS Do you see crossovers between your practice as artists and a musician?
KG I mean, there's a crossover in that I do a lot of art that's informative in a certain way and that remains in the painting. To me, art making is more like a better chess game, not to make glib Duchamp references, but it's just more cerebral. And making music is more visceral.