• Boston Globe Interview

    An Expressionist painter who grew up north of San Francisco, Nadarski came east for the community, institutional support, and history. He points out that Franz Kline attended BU in the 1930s. Kline's studies on the pages of phone books inspired Nadarski's recent work, in which he starts with a grid on yellow, suggesting the yellow pages.

    "I got into using yellow as something to react against," he says. "It's so bright, you want to cover it up. It makes me paint faster, to make actions and not decisions." Those actions include calligraphic gestures and sometimes washes of color. "The blue," he says, "that's driving over the Golden Gate Bridge and looking out across the bay."

    Cate McQuaid | The Boston Globe