Author: Brooke

I am the author of Reptiles on Caffeine and the host of the podcast Let's Talk Art With Brooke.

Bill Heeter of the Bart at TAM exhibition, Part 2

Episode 143: Today I talk to the collector who inspired the Bart at TAM exhibition, episode 141. He generously loaned his vast collection of vintage Simpsons art to the museum. I was lucky enough to talk to him about the inspiration behind it, what he does with it, & where he’s going with it. [Hopefully to Charlotte].

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Episode 142: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen of the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vermont. We talk about the art of activism in the RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST! exhibition which goes until December 13, 2019.

Tony Gleaton (African-American, 1948-2015)
Un hijo de Yemayá (A Child of Yemaya), Hopkins, Belize,
from the series
Africa’s Legacy in Central America, 1990
Gelatin Silver Print
Courtesy of Light Work
John Edmonds (African-American, born 1989)
Jordan Raising His Hand (Encounter), 2015
Inkjet Print
Courtesy of Light Work
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Sabra Field (American, born 1935)
Plainclothesman and Residents: Watts, from the
Decade Portfolio, late 1960s
Linocut print on Goyu paper
Gift of the Pentangle Council on the Arts 1991.80.63I
Kara Walker (American, born 1969), Testimony, 2005. Photogravure on paper. Museum Purchase, Way Fund  2006.7.1
Francisco De Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828), What a Golden Beak! (Que Pico De Oro!), No. 53 from Caprices (Los Caprichos), 1797-1799. Etching and burnished aquatint on laid paper. Gift of Henry Schnakenberg  1945.2.42

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Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family, Pt 1

Episode 141: Today I talk to Margaret Bullock from the Tacoma Art Museum where she is the Interim Chief Curator, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions. We talk about the Bart at TAM exhibition, which features Bill Heeter’s vintage Simpson’s collection. It goes until December 31, 2019. Stay tuned for Part 2, where I talk to the collector, Bill Heeter…

Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family
Images by Tacoma Art Museum/ Photographer Amber Trillo
Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family
Images by Tacoma Art Museum/ Photographer Amber Trillo

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Michelle Gaugy

Episode 140: Today I talk to Michelle Gaugy, Art Consultant & the former owner of the Gaugy Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I found her on Quora.com, where she answered some questions I was interested in, regarding art markets. I looked her up on Facebook & connected with her there.

The Gaugy Gallery
Artist, Jean-Claude Gaugy 

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Ruth Ann Thorn, of Exclusive Collections Gallery

Episode 139: Today I talk to Ruth Ann Thorn of The Exclusive Collections Gallery in Solana Beach, California. I found out about Ruth Ann on the Art Dealer Show podcast. I knew I had to have her on my show. She’s fabulous!

[Featured image Henry Asencio “In Bloom” Open Edition Print]
Michael Flohr “Maker’s Best” Limited Edition Print

Gloria Lee “Spring” Limited Edition Print

All images c. EC Gallery

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Julia Debski

Episode 138: Today I chat with Julia Debski. She’s the gallery assistant at the Tanya Bonakdar gallery in New York City. We talk about Charlotte, Starbucks, New York, and the Sarah Sze exhibition which goes until October 19, 2019.

“In the age of the image, a painting is a sculpture.”
Sarah Sze (2019)
Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze

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Brian Rutenberg

Episode 137: Today I talk with artist Brian Rutenberg about his art & his books. I had Brian on the show probably a year ago. He’s represented by a local gallery here, the Jerald Melberg gallery. He’s really interesting & his paintings have such unique perspectives, both literally & visually.

Bluet
Oil on linen
2013–14
60 x 82 in
Wax Myrtle
Oil on linen
2015
55 x 68 in

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Kirby Kendrick

Episode 136: Today I talk to Kirby Kendrick, all the way in New Mexico. Kirby is a wealth of information, as well as a top-notch artist. I found her while researching information on Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter. When I saw her beautiful paintings, I knew I had to get her on the show.

Featured image: La boheme, Collage, acrylic, oil, charcoal and ink on Canvas 60 x 72″

Homage to Manet. Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 52″
Sistine Pop!
Tempera, stencil, ink, watercolor, and acrylic on paper
26 x 40″
De Kooning’s Angel
Tempera on Paper
40 x 26″

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Liam O’Gallagher

Episode 134 : Kevin Wallace, from the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts returns to the show. He introduces me to the art of Liam O’Gallagher, who was a contemporary of Beato’s & a REALLY interesting guy. Kevin wrote a book on Liam which is linked below.

Featured Image: Bird, 1995 Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″

Self-Trait
1997
Acrylic on canvas 
11″ x 14″
Untitled
n.d.
Acrylic on canvas 
12″ x 12″
Creation
2005
Acrylic on canvas 
18″ x 18″

All images c. Liam O’ Gallagher.

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Gina Strumpf

Episode 131: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Gina Strumpf about plein air painting, live wedding paintings, career changes, making your craft unique, and never being too late to realize your dreams.

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