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Sandra Stark: Natural Still Lifes

 

Episode 64: Today I meet & chat with Howard Yezerski, of The Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, about Sandra Stark’s  atypical artwork.  You’ll get to see my opinion change in real-time.

 

Eliot's Pot

Eliot’s Pot, 2017, Archival digital prints, 23 x 20 in.

 

 

By Fire

By Fire, 2017, Archival digital prints, 18.5 x 25.5 inches

 

 

For Egon, Flora and Jeffrey

For Egon, Flora and Jeffrey, 2017,
Archival digital print,
25.25 x 18.25 inches

 

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Woman House

Episode 68: Today I chat with Assistant Curator, Orin Zahra from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington DC. We talk about the Woman House exhibition, which is on view  from March 9–May 28, 2018. It is inspired by Judy Chicago & Miriam Schapiro’s feminist installation of the same name.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979; Gelatin silver print, 15 7/8 x 12 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Birgit Jürgenssen, Ich möchte hier raus! (I Want Out of Here!), 1976/2006; Black-and-white photograph, 22 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.; Estate of Birgit Jürgenssen, Courtesy of Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna; © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/Bildrecht, Vienna

Laurie Simmons, Walking House, 1989; Chromogenic print, 64 x 46 in.; Collection of Dr. Dana Beth Ardi; Photo courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York

Zanele Muholi, Katlego Mashiloane and Nosipho Lavuta, ext.2, Lakeside, Johannesburg, 2007; Lambda print, 30 1/8 x 29 3/4 in.; Private collection

Miriam Schapiro, Dollhouse, 1972; Wood and mixed media, 79 3/4 x 82 x 8 1/2 in.; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Gene Davis Memorial Fund

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30 Americans

Episode 52: Brooke talks with Rock Hushka, chief curator of the Tacoma Art Museum about the 30 Americans exhibition which runs until this Sunday, January 15, 2017.  The critically acclaimed showcase of influential African-American artists who have have emerged as leading contributors to the contemporary art scene in the United States was put together nearly a decade ago, but is making its West Coast debut at the TAM.  Eight of the thirty artists featured have strong Pacific Northwest connections, and the TAM has several programs related to the exhibition to involve the community in the discussion.

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Featured Image:  Glenn Ligon, America, 2008. Neon sign and paint, ed. of 1 plus AP, 24 × 168 inches. Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection. A group of 30 Americans artists, left to right: Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Kalup Linzy, Jeff Sonhouse, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Barkley L. Hendricks, Hank Willis Thomas (front row), Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, John Bankston, Nina Chanel Abney, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas (front row), Kerry James Marshall, and Shinique Smith.
Photo credit: Kwaku Alston, 2008.

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Kara Walker Camptown Ladies, 1998 Paper, 8 × 55 feet Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Bird On Money, 1981 Acrylic and oil on canvas
66 × 90 inches Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

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Glenn Ligon America, 2008 Neon sign and paint, ed. of 1 plus AP 24 × 168 inches Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

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Rashid Johnson The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Thurgood), 2008 Lambda print, ed. 2/5 69 × 55½ inches Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

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Hank Willis Thomas Who Can Say No to a Gorgeous Brunette? from the Unbranded series, 1970/2007 Digital C-print Edition 1 of 5 31⅛ × 30 inches Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
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The Healing Power of Art

Episode 51: Brooke talks with Nancy Marshburn on-site about her Healing Power of Art series which are part of the Harvest exhibition at the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Marshburn uses her 20 year experience as a medical artist to combine art and science and anatomy and beauty.

Art has the power to heal.  It evokes an emotional response, and emotions have an effect on the body’s physiological responses.  Medical studies document the favorable therapeutic impact of visual arts:  Looking at art can change brain wave patterns, the autoimmune response and neurotransmitters that shift the body from stress to relaxation.  It also can modulate attitudes from fear to acceptance, from negativity to hope. Excerpt from Harvest exhibition press release   from Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery.

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 Re-Pear, Pastel, 14″ x 10″

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Lemon-Aid, Pastel, 12″ x 9″

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Artichoke Heart-beat, Pastel, 9″ x 12″

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A Stent in Time Saves Fine, Oil, 9″ x 12″

Featured Image:  Transplant  Pastel, 11″ x 14

 

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FiFi & LuLu Designs (50th Episode)

Episode  50 : In a special 50th episode Brooke talks talk to her long-time friend Luann Schwall, who actualized her dream of being an artist after establishing a career as a therapist. Check out her designs at http://www.fifiandluludesigns.

(Editor’s Note:  This episode was recorded several months ago, and we have a large number of interviews that are back-logged several weeks.  All apologies to our listeners and interviewees.  We have been overwhelmed with the positive responses and the amount of downloads and page views.  I have been doing my best to make Brooke’s podcast the best it can be.  Thank you for your patience and for making Let’s Talk Art With Brooke possible.)

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Lulu S: Landon 

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Featured Image:  Lulu S.:  Fourth of July Doll

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Legendary Zelda

Episode 53: In Montgomery, Alabama, a few streets away from the Alabama State University campus, is a museum dedicated to the most famous couple of the 1920’s, F. Scott and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. For many, the Fitzgeralds provide the lens through which we now understand, or attempt to understand, the Roaring Twenties.

The Fitzgerald Museum is housed in the last home that the couple lived in together.  Scott and Zelda never owned a home and famously never settled down.  They rented this house in 1931-32, and since 1999 it is the one place in the world that the lay person can visit to learn of Scott and Zelda’s legacy.   The Fitzgerald Museum is now the permanent home that Scott and Zelda never had during their lifetime.

Brooke talks to Willie Thompson, the Executive Director of The Fitzgerald Museum, about the troubled and turbulent life of Zelda Fitzgerald and about her career as an artist.

The Fitzgerald Museum website can be found at thefitzgeraldmuseum.org and has information on the museum’s events including a breakfast celebrating Scott’s 120th birthday on Saturday, September 24, 2016, and an annual Fitzgerald Gala which takes place in April.  The Fitzgerald Gala is a “Jazz Age” party of epic proportions, and guests from all over the southeastern United States will be in attendance, decked out in 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s costumes.

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Anniversary Painting, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

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Notre Dame, Paris  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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Zelda Gawaine,  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

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Featured Image:  Candler, North Carolina, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power

Episode  52:  “I wanted to make art where the viewer wouldn’t walk away, he’d get pulled into history, into fiction, into something totally demeaning and possibly very beautiful.”  -Kara Walker

Kara Walker has created art that is unquestionably provocative, challenging and thought-provoking. Her silhouette images present the brutality of slavery in a way that is both demeaning and beautiful.

Brooke talks with Jennifer Navva Milliken of the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington about Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power, which runs through November 27, 2016.  Milliken gives a brief biography of Kara Walker and explains the challenges and rewards involved in curating this powerful and moving exhibition.

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Kara Walker
African/American edition 22/40, 1998
Linocut. 44 x 62 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
Photo: Frank Ross

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Kara Walker
The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18), edition 7/20, 1999-2000
Screenprint. 44 x 34 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

The Emancipation Approximation

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The Keys to the Coop, edition 39/40, 1997
Linoleum block. 46 X 60 1/2 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

The Keys to the Coop

Kara Walker
The Keys to the Coop, edition 39/40, 1997
Linoleum block. 46 X 60 1/2 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters- Savant,

Kara Walker
An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: Savant, edition 19/30, 2010
Etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point. 27 X 17 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)- Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough,

Kara Walker
Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated): Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough, edition 21/35, 2005
Offset lithography and screenprint. 39 X 53 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

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An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: No World, edition 19/30, 2010
Etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point 27 X 39 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

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Rosetta DeBerardinis

Episode 51:  Brooke talks with accomplished visual artist Rosetta DeBerardinis about her art, her inspiration, her process and about her experience as an artist.  DeBerardinis is a New Yorker who now has a full-time studio practice in Washington, D.C., just a short walk away from Capitol Hill.  Her large abstract paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, commercial galleries and art venues and included in both public and private collections.  She has won awards from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and has been featured in The GuardianThe Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch and other publications.

Before embarking on a career as a full-time artist DeBerardinis was a corporate attorney, a playwright, a writer and editor with numerous by-lines, as well as a competitive fencer who trained with the U.S. Olympic Team.  She also happens to be a lively and insightful conversationalist.

To learn more DeBerardinis and her art please visit her website at rosettadeberardinis.com.

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Mel Ramos at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery

Episode 49:  Brooke talks with Louis K. Meisel of Bernarducci Meisel Gallery  at  37 East 57 at 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Since 2000 Bernarducci Meisel has exhibited the work of the iconic masters of  Pop Art and Photo Realism alongside that of up and coming artists.

Meisel tells Brooke about the origins of the Pop Art movement, his personal history and how he came to be involved in the visual arts.

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Carole Morisseau: Paintings & Drawings

Episode 11: On this episode I chat with Treena Ericson, as well as Carole Morisseau about the Paintings & Drawings exhibition at the Scarab Club in Detroit Michigan.

 

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Clockwise: Robert Twelve-Hundred | Charcoal (28″ x 34″); :Conversation with My Paintbrushes.
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Carole Morisseau is a multidisciplinary artist, trained in the visual and performance

arts, as well as an educator and entrepreneur. As a visual artist, Morisseau is

accomplished in the genre of nouveau réalism (new realist) styles of art. Her

signature is comprised of strong images, bold colors, and thought-provoking

themes, which she often incorporates into series to help fully explore her newest

concepts. She has exhibited nationally at the New York and Atlanta Black Fine Art

Shows, Philadelphia International Art Exposition, and the Congressional Black

Caucus Session, in Washington, DC. A select roster of local exhibitions includes the

National Conference of Artists, Detroit Scarab Club, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Dell

Pryor and Arts Extended Galleries. Her work can be found in private and public

collections.

 

Morisseau believes that “art is the cornerstone that helps children learn.” To that

end she has taught art and dance at the Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit and

the Detroit Public Schools. She served as a professor of dance at Marygrove College,

Wayne State University, and Wayne County Community College. She also founded

and directed the Detroit Dance Company for 36 years. Morisseau attained her

teacher certification in art education from Central State University, Wilberforce,

Ohio, and continued her studies at several institutions including the Charles McGee

School of Art, College for creative Studies, as well as the Columbia College of Art,

Chicago and School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is currently enrolled at

Wayne State University in the Educational Leadership Masters Degree Program.

 

Her book, Paintings & Drawings can be found on amazon.com.

 

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