Episode 218: Today I chat with Charles Moore, curator at the Latchkey Gallery in NYC about the Tempus Fugit group exhibition.
The exhibition’s purpose is to inspire the strength and resilience needed to endure the 24-hour news cycle that leaves people feeling broken and discouraged. Through their impactful creations, this group of 11 impressive artists offer comfort and inspiration as they continue to work towards a fair, equal and diverse country.
“From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, we’re bombarded with a constant stream of negative news, ranging from inconvenient to apocalyptic…. Every day, we experience a new traumatic event, making it difficult to focus and forcing us into survival mode from one day to the next. These issues make it exceptionally difficult to enjoy our day to day lives, and rob artists of time to focus on creating meaningful art.”
Tempus Fugit represents a group of artists who have forced themselves to step back and observe society in a meaningful way, with their resulting artwork helping us to make sense of the chaos that surrounds us. Their thought-provoking creations address issues dominating today’s headlines, such as systemic racism, women’s rights, American democracy, voting rights, and the LGBTQ community’s fight for equality. Participating artists include Chellis Baird, Kevin Claiborne, Lindsey Brittain Collins, Leah DeVun, Camille Hoffman, Keli Safia Maksud, Emmanuel Massillon, Lydia Nobles, Calli Roche, Telvin Wallace and Esteban Whiteside.
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Art conveys the words the artist often might not have been able to speak aloud. In, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting, Charles, a long-time art collector and art historian, introduces novice collectors and would be collectors to the art world, its deep roots, its connections to our pasts, and its hopes for our future.
If you ever wanted to become a collector, wanted to learn more about the African American art, or want to deepen your knowledge, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting is a fascinating, immersive, and essential guide to developing a meaningful and awe-inspiring collection.
In The Brilliance of the Color Black, Moore captures the essence of exceptional Black artists, through interviews and dialogues exploring their quests for recognition of their brilliance.
Moore touches on the powerful relationships between collectors and artists, as well as on the intricate and fascinating business of art ownership, from managing your assets to supporting the growth of Black art through sponsorship and involvement.
The color black evokes a myriad of emotions, and that’s what makes it one of the most impactful shades on the palette wheel.
Episode 217: Today I chat with gallery owner and artist Kristen England. Her Galeria Pura Vida in Costa Rica is officially open. Pura Vida means not stressing the little things, allowing space for the infinite possibility of the positive. The first exhibition is Virgin Voyage.
In the exhibit, she uses both her paintings and ceramics to achieve and express catarsis, a greek word, the root of our catharsis, which is to purge and purify emotions to bring about spiritual renewal or release from tension.
Episode 214: Today I talk to artist, Luna Smith…all the way in Scotland. She has her own gallery, but she is also in the Saatchi gallery. I met her after I used one of her pieces as one of my Coup de Coeurs. She reached out to me and I knew I had to have her on the show. She tells me the inspiration behind her vivid, colorful paintings. Also, she can SEE music…literally.
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Episode 213: Today I talk to L.A artist, James Burke whose motto is Always Create, whether its design, photography, videography, pyrography…whatever. He actually lived in Charlotte for a while, but I met him on LinkedIn.
Episode 212: Today I talk to Charlotte polymer clay artist, Laura Brosi. I catch up with her as she is getting ready to go see Jesus Christ Superstar. We talk cats, we talk clay, we talk process, we talk about why she specialized her practice to polymer. I wanted to get a shot of her dress, because it’s FAB-U-LOUS.
Before 1940, the term jeep was US army slang for new recruits or vehicles, but the World War II jeep that went into production in 1941 specifically referred to the light military vehicle – making them the oldest four-wheel drive mass production vehicles now known as SUVs.
Episode 211: Today I talk to Carla Aaron Lopez, curator at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art about her fabulous show Outside In, which I saw last week. It showcased the work some Atlanta artists had done during the quarantine. We talk about how she produced this exhibit as well as her own art practice.
Featured photo, Carla in front of Zipporah Joe’l Matthew 27:46 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 42
Episode 210: Today I chat with Charlotte artist, Laura Brosi and art activist Michael Haithcock about the Charlotte East Signal Box project. I found out Laura was going to be featured on one in our neighborhood and I wanted to learn more.
Episode 209: Today I chat with uber-collage artist, John Miles. [who I also chatted with on episode 206]. We talk about the intricacies and science of collage, why they call him Trey, and why he doesn’t want to be Romare Bearden.