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Bree Stallings: To Be Seen & Celebrated

Episode 149: You can’t deny that eyes are the window to the soul. Today I go on-site to see Bree Stallings’s solo exhibition, To be Seen & Celebrated. Bree & I chat about the project behind the exhibition, where she was commissioned to paint 100 individual eyeballs in memory of a loved one.

Bree gives a percentage of it to the residents Brookhill Village, an affordable housing community in Charlotte, for eye exams & glasses.

To be Seen & Celebrated, c. Bree Stallings

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Shoot the Breeze: Chat with Katerina Marcelja

Episode 147: Today I talk to Brooklyn based artist Katerina Marcelja, about her Shoot the Breeze exhibit at Happy Lucky No.1 Gallery. Every culture has it’s idioms and sayings, “kill two birds with one stone,” “an eye for an eye.” She examines the history behind what we say and questions why we say it. It goes until March 1, 2020.

Cloud, Katerina Marcelja
One Fava, Katerina Marcelja
Skipper, Katerina Marcelja
Slip of the Tongue, Katerina Marcelja
Water under the Bridge, Katerina Marcelja

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Liam O’Gallagher: Chat with Kevin Wallace, of the Beatrice Wood Center

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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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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William A. Noguera

Episode 122: Today I talk to Sonya Pfeiffer, owner of the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, [also a criminal defense attorney] here in Charlotte, NC. We talk about the William A. Noguera exhibition, On the Mezzanine. This chat is really special because William actually calls in from San Quentin prison, where he lives and makes his work. The exhibition goes until June 15, 2019.

William A. Noguera
Untitled – Max Opus, July 11, 2018
Gesso with Ground Concrete from San Quentin Yard and Acrylic on Paper.
44 x 28 in

William A. Noguera
Untitled – Opus 318913914112x, September 26, 2018
Gesso with Ground Concrete from San Quentin Yard, San Quentin Prison Newsprint, Wax, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper.
44 x 28 in

JazzMan: A Tribute To John Coltrane
neo-cubist hyper-realism in ink stippling, pointillism
ink on illustration board, original, framed
30″ H x 20″ W, 2006

© The William A. Noguera Trust | ARS, NY.

All images c. Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

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Carole Morisseau

Episode 119: Today, Carole Morisseau returns to the show to talk about the Healing Wall installation as well as her recent trip to Brazil.

Featured Photo:Baber, Charcoal and Soil from Brazil, 38” X 40” 2019

Healing Wall (detail) Fibers and Oil on Canvas, 80” X 90” 2019

Listeners,Charcoal and Soil from Brazil, 38” X 40″ 2019

All images c. Carole Morisseau, used with permission.

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Both at Once: Chat with Amanda Uribe & Natalie Kates of the Latchkey Gallery

Episode 118: Today I talk to Natalie Kates and Amanda Uribe from the Latchkey Gallery. We talk about the Both at Once exhibition, which features the art of John Rivas and Raelis Vasques. Both are from South America. They each explore the issue of belonging in their own ways through their works. The exhibition is at 340 E.64th St. in NYC. It goes from April 25-May 18, 2019

Te Extraño, John Rivas
Mixed media on canvas
60 x 36 in

Llegando a la frontera,John Rivas
Mixed media on canvas
36 x 52 in
Los Primos de Philly, Raelis Vasquez
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 in
The Beautiful Ones,Raelis Vasquez
Oil on canvas
40 x 56 in

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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]!

All images used with permission. c. ArtPop Street Gallery

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Patricia Boyer

Episode 102: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Patricia Boyer, onsite at the Coffey & Thompson Gallery. I found Patricia on Facebook…and so glad I did! She’s truly inspirational!

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Franz Marc and August Macke at the Neue Galerie

Episode  99 :  Today I talk to Dr. Vivian Endicott Barnett, working with the Neue Galerie in NYC. The exhibition explores the friendship of two German artists and their roles in creating the Expressionist movement.

August Macke (1887–1914) Portrait with Apples, 1909 Oil on canvas
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau,Munich
Franz Marc [1880 – 1916] Bildmass 75,5 x 135,5 cm Inventar-Nr.: 2881
Person: Franz Marc [1880 – 1916], Deutscher Maler, Mitglied der K¸nstlergemeinschaft “Der blaue Reiter” Systematik: Personen / K¸nstler / Marc / Werke / Gem‰lde, Artist: Franz Marc
August Macke (1887–1914) Geraniums before Blue Mountain, 1910 Oil on canvasMilwaukee Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Harry LyndeBradley, 1961
Photo: John R. Glembin
Franz Marc (1880–1916)The First Animals, 1913Gouache and pencil on paperPrivate Collection

 

August Macke (1887-1914) Colored Forms I, 1913 Oil on board, mounted on panel LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, WestfälischesLandesmuseum, Münster, Germany Photo: LWL-LMKuk/Sabine Ahlbrand-Dornseif

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