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ArtPop Street Gallery

Episode 116: Today I talk with Wendy Hickey of ArtPop Street Gallery. Wendy is known as the “fairy art mother,” here. She puts art on unused and available spaces like billboards and newspaper stands. She’s literally turning our city into an art gallery. [It makes waiting in traffic fun]!

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Rosalia Torres Weiner

Episode 117: Today I talk to a local “artivist” and muralist, Rosalia Torres Weiner. She has literally painted my whole neighborhood red…and a whole lot of other colors. I love it! She’s turned my neighborhood, as well as many others in Charlotte, into a gallery. With her Red Calaca Studio art truck, she brings art and hope to immigrants.

Rosalia Torres-Weiner’s mural for the “Gateways/Portales” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast Washington.

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Museum of Bad Art [MOBA]

Episode 115: Today I talk with Michael Frank. He’s the chief curator at the Museum of Bad Art [MOBA] in Somerville, Ma., where their motto is “Art too bad to be ignored.”

ELVIS DESCENDING A STAIRCASEThom Donovan16″ x 12″, acrylic on velvetDonated by the artist September 2009. Employing materials often associated with kitsch, the artist presents variation on a theme by Marcel Duchamp, reflecting the steady decline of an American legend.
THINK AGAIN Richie 20″ x 16″, acrylic on canvas Rescued from trash by Scott Wilson MOBA # 83 This disturbing work “makes an offer you can’t refuse”. The chilling, matter-of-fact manner in which the subject presents the severed head to us is a poignant reminder of just how numb we have become. The understated violence implicit in the scene speaks volumes on our own desensification, our society’s reflexive use of force, and the artist’s inability to deal with the hindquarters of the animal. Controversy surrounds this painting. After being accepted into the Permanent Collection by MOBA’s Esteemed Curator, the museum was informed by friend of MOBA, Ken Roberts of Canary Studios in Oakland CA of the existence of a frighteningly similar work in his own private collection. The piece depicts an equally groomed horses head and an identical member of the Jackson family, against a dark blue background. Do you have evidence that this is this an original work or art or a reproduction? Have you seen it before? If you have any information that can help exonerate the curator of charges of gross dereliction of duty — or if you have any evidence that can nail his esteemed ass once and for all – please leave it in the comments section of the Friends Of MOBA sign up sheets.
THE DANCE OF FAMILY RELATIONSJake? (illegible), June 23, 200336″ x 48″, oil on canvasRescued from trash in Brooklyn, NY anddonated by Louis Frank June 2009 Nine older people surround a long, coffin-like table, seemingly about to enjoy a meal. Most of them are gaze directly at the viewer, while one couple shares a private joke. Two of the figures are out of out of focus, possibly indicating that they are deceased. A negative-space silhouette feast before them lacks detail. Images of of cell division (mitosis) are interspersed with representations of Doc Edgerton’s iconic strobe photos of a bullet shattering a light bulb along the top of the painting, and likenesses of his “milk drop coronet” strobe photos line the bottom. The over-the-top imagery, combined with the painting’s title (written on the back of the canvas), seem to illustrate Albert Einstein’s assertion that “time is relative.”

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Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors

Episode 111 : Today I talk to Faith Brower, of the Tacoma Art Museum about the Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s exhibition, In the Footsteps of My Ancestors. I’m fascinated with indigenous art, of which Jaune is one of the U.S.’s finest talents.

Featured Image credit: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith; King of the Mountain, 2005; Oil on canvas 72 x 96 inches, diptych: Collection of the artist

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
The Swamp, 2015
Oil on canvas
60 x 40 inches
Courtesy of the Accola Griefen Gallery
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Tongass Trade Canoe, 1996
Mixed media on canvas, plastic baskets on shelf
60 x 150 inches, diptych
Collection of the Yellowstone Art Museum, gift of John W. and Carol
L. H. Green
(2012.06.01)

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More Than Just A Key Finder

Art Without Limits

Episode 110: Today I talk with Julie & Jodie McLeod about Art Without Limits, a unique program that connects Artists with mentors. Art professionals that can really train them and give them a practical education that you can’t get in art school. They learn the real world day-to-day of the artists, they learn how to market, how to do finances, how to promote and sell. Best of all this is free! They are required to give back to the organization and the mentor.

Tom Pazderka,

Fateful Tide, 2011

Acrylic, plaster, emulsion, asphalt, and salt on board


Andi Schoenbaum
Intervals, 2011
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 in. (triptych)


Elite Henenson
Blood Moon, n.d.
Photography


Sol Hill
Landscape no. 0211, 2014
Mixed media metagraph: photography, Japanese paper, acrylic and canvas

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Tirdy Works

Episode 108: Today I talk to Mary Wichenbach of Tirdy Works. She had me laughing so hard, I couldn’t speak. It’s hilarious! Warning: if you are offended by language, you may not want to listen to this one.

Poo Poo Platter
Santa Tirds
Fecal People

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Julie Corder

Episode 109: Today I talk to photographer Julie Corder, of Coffey and Thompson Art Gallery. She is busy doing all sorts of cool things: She is a fine arts photographer at the Coffey and Thompson gallery; Her trademark orchids are really causing a splash, and she is also really excited about the public access show she is co-producing with her husband on the Gold District. She published a book, Touring The Gold District Charlotte, which will be available on her website.

Greensleeves Orchid
Bough of Pink
Invisible Links

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Returning the Gaze: Jordan Casteel

Episode 106: Today I talk to Rebecca Hart and Jena Pruett of the Denver Art Museum. We are talking about the Jordan Casteel, Returning the Gaze exhibition. Jordan is a Denver-native who lives in New York.

She starts her work with simple snapshots of people she sees on the subway and transforms them into larger-than-life paintings.

Jordan Casteel, Baayfalls, 2018

Jordan Casteel, Twins, 2017
Jordan Casteel, Benyam, 2018
Jordan Casteel, Charles, 2016

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The Mellon Collections

Episode 107: Today I talk with Dr. Susan Edwards from the Frist Museum about the The Mellon Family‘s generous donations. The two collections include, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times  as well as A Sporting Vision. They are two very different, yet equally great exhibitions.

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 83.26. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel


Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947). The Pont de Grenelle and the Eiffel Tower, ca. 1912. Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 27 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 2006.44. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel


Kees van Dongen (Dutch, active in France, 1877–1968). Haystacks, ca. 1904–5. Oil on canvas, 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 2014.204. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: David Stover
Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). On the Beach, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1868. Oil on canvas, 12 3/4 x 26 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 85.498. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel

A Sporting Vision

Benjamin Marshall (British, 1768–1835). Noble, a Hunter Well-Known in Kent, 1810. Oil on canvas, 40 1/8 x 50 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Paul Mellon Collection, 99.80. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel


George Stubbs (British, 1724–1806). Black and White Spaniel Following a Scent, 1793. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Paul Mellon Collection, 85.506. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel
John Collett (British, ca. 1725–1780). The Joys of the Chase or The Rising Woman and the Falling Man, 1780. Oil on canvas, 16 x 23 1/2 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Paul Mellon Collection, 99.62. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Travis Fullerton

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The City (And a Few Lonely People)

Episode 105: Today I talk to Brian Clamp of ClampArt in Manhattan. We talk about the The City (And a Few Lonely People) exhibition. The exhibition is inspired by Olivia Laing’s memoir The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone.h

Daido Moriyama, New York from Above
Cat

Daido Moriyama (b. 1938)
Yokosuka (from Another Country)

Daido Moriyama (b. 1938)
Tokyo Ringway—Route 16 (from On the Road)

Daido Moriyama (b. 1938)

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