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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. 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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Darren Bowen

Episode 133: Today I talk to an old friend, Darren Bowen, of Darren Bowen Photography. I met Darren when I worked at a Starbucks, downtown. He has since become quite the photographer. It’s a good time catching up, finding out what he’s been up to since I saw him over 10 years ago! [It’s a lot!]

Coffee Stop
Candy Town

All images c. Darren Bowen Photography. Used with permission

Check out the design Darren did with full text version of our chat on his website. It’s really great!

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Caroline Krabbe

Episode 132: Today I talk to Caroline Krabbe, all the way in Spain!! [She’s actually Danish]. She is fabulous! I found her on Instagram & knew I had to chat with her. We have a very inspiring conversation about growing up in an artist family, running a gallery, and producing the best art possible.

i Frigiliana, Galería Krabbe
Primavera, Caroline Krabbe, Galeria Krabbe
Sydpå II. 80x80cm. Acylic on canvas Caroline Krabbe – 

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Deneer Davis

Episode 129: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Deneer Davis. She’s a basketball player turned artist. She’s a muralist and she actually paints SHOES! She turned to art after an injury. You can find her at @neerperfection on Instagram.

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John Slaney

Episode 128: Today I talk to Charlotte expressionist [he shies away from the title “artist”], John Slaney, whose exhibition, Real Mixed is up at Coffey and Thompson Fine Art Gallery. His eye-catching collages are packed with thought and meaning.

[Featured Image: A man admires his neighbor’s landscaping]

Nerd


Fear



PROBLEMS / modern free-standing sculptural collage


Just a Tiny Abuse of Power / original mixed media collage art

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Bree Stallings

Episode 127: Today I talk to Bree Stallings about her gorgeous murals and public art around Charlotte. She’s got a really great story and uses her art to bring good to our city.

Condom Couture Fashion Show – 2018
Helped to raise over $98,000 for Planned Parenthood Southeast by designing wearable fashions using over 2,000 of everyone’s favorite prophylactic. Belongs in private collection.
Modern Poverty Art Show
Secrets Of A Charlotte Kid: A Pattern of Radical Honesty
Behailu Academy’s Modern Art History and Acrylic Painting Spring 2018 Class

Blessing Box Campaign – 2018
Using 20,000 public-submitted, handwritten acts of kindness, from which 10 selected artists created projects. Over two community days with students, we wove the acts of kindness into different forms. I made two wearable dresses inspired by the idea of “what would we look like if we wore the acts of kindness and the way we treated people?”. 

All images used with permission. c. Bree Stallings

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