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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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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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Ursula Barton & Jailbreak Collective

Episode 101: Today I talk to Ursula Barton about her Jailbreak Studios & Collective, which is an all female group. I first heard about Ursula on Chris Guillibeau’s Side Hustle School podcast, where she talked about her signature Cityscapes; the art she created based upon her hometown, Portland’s skyline. I loved the story so much, I knew I had to get her on my podcast, so through the power of the internet, I reached out & connected!

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David French Originals

 

Episode 100: Today I talk to David French, of David French Originals. David is a local celebrity around Charlotte, building an industry of precise, almost super-realist paintings of Charlotte landmarks. I had the opportunity to go to his studio for an “on-site chat” in what we call the “NoDa” neighborhood [North Davidson].  [I say it’s episode 101, but it’s actually my 100th episode!]

 

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Good-bye Athens 1964-2006 8 oil on wood 36″x 80″ 2006 original                                              in the private collection of Bragg Investments NC-17″ signed prints available 

penguin-nights-2007PENGUIN NIGHTS 2007 Oil on canvas 12″x36″ original in private collection. 17inch print available  

1-1-1-cabo-web3Cabo-Fish Taco 2013, acrylic and oil on wood, 48″x24″ prints available, 17″ signed prints available 

neighborhood-theater-2009THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER 2008″ NoDa Oil on canvas 8″x24″ Original in private collection Charlotte NC :17″ signed prints available 

andersonsGoodbye Andersons 1946-2006 oil on wood 18″x80″ original in private collection of Bragg Investments, CHARLOTTE, NC–17″ SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINTS AVAILABLE

st-marysSpring at St Mary’s 2008 original in the private collection of Bragg Investments NC Apr 08 36″x80″ oil on wood – 17 inch signed prints available .

 

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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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Berlin After Dark: Stephan Van Kuyk

Episode 91: Today I talk with art consultant, Stephan Van Kuyk…all the way in Germany! He’s the host of the Youtube talk show Berlin After Dark. He’s doing all kinds of things and he has a real heart for helping artists. You will definitely want to check out his site,  I found this interview to be so inspirational! You should definitely subscribe to his show.

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