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My chat with Charlotte Botanical Painter, Travis Johnson

Episode 236: Today I chat with Charlotte art educator and artist, Travis Johnson about his practice, We talk about being an art educator. We talk about his recent ArtPop successes & lots more. Make a note on your calendar that he will be having an exhibit at the Bliss Gallery in July 2024.

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My chat with curators, Henry Skerritt & Fred Meyers of the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Episode 232: Today I talk to Henry Skerritt and Fred & Fred Meyers of the Kluge-Ruhe Museum at the University of Virginia. This shows 50 years of of Papunya Tula artists. We talk about who the Papunya Tula artists were and why their work is still relevant. This exhibition goes until Feb. 26, 2023.

“Kungka Kutjarra Tjukurrpa (Two Women Dreaming)” by Tatali Nangala (Pintupi, 1928-1999), synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, Gift of John W. Kluge, 1997..jpg

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A Muffled Sound Underwater exhibition at the Latchkey Gallery

Episode 150: Today I talk with artists Alteronce Gumby & Tariku Shiferaw about their A Muffled Sound Underwater exhibition, which questions the historical context of the color black & how these perceptions influence our responses. This exhibition is put on in conjunction with the Latchkey Gallery. It is showing at 361 Canal Street in NYC, by appointment only from February 21 – March 28, 2020.

An iteration of the exhibition will continue to Mehari Sequar Gallery in collaboration with the Smithsonian Museum in June, 2020.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue produced by LatchKey Gallery with an essay by Niama Safia Sandy.

Dominique Duroseau, Settlement boundaries, considered (2019), [Black on Black on Black with Black series], Faux fur coat, tarp, vinyl floor tiles, bubble wrap, cotton thread , 53 x 96 in 

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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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RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST!: Chat with Andrea Rosen of the Fleming Museum

Episode 142: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen of the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vermont. We talk about the art of activism in the RESIST! INSIST! PERSIST! exhibition which goes until December 13, 2019.

Tony Gleaton (African-American, 1948-2015)
Un hijo de Yemayá (A Child of Yemaya), Hopkins, Belize,
from the series
Africa’s Legacy in Central America, 1990
Gelatin Silver Print
Courtesy of Light Work
John Edmonds (African-American, born 1989)
Jordan Raising His Hand (Encounter), 2015
Inkjet Print
Courtesy of Light Work
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Sabra Field (American, born 1935)
Plainclothesman and Residents: Watts, from the
Decade Portfolio, late 1960s
Linocut print on Goyu paper
Gift of the Pentangle Council on the Arts 1991.80.63I
Francisco De Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828), What a Golden Beak! (Que Pico De Oro!), No. 53 from Caprices (Los Caprichos), 1797-1799. Etching and burnished aquatint on laid paper. Gift of Henry Schnakenberg  1945.2.42

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Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family, Pt 1: Chat with Margaret Bullock from the Tacoma Art Museum

Episode 141: Today I talk to Margaret Bullock from the Tacoma Art Museum where she is the Interim Chief Curator, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions. We talk about the Bart at TAM exhibition, which features Bill Heeter’s vintage Simpson’s collection. It goes until December 31, 2019. Stay tuned for Part 2, where I talk to the collector, Bill Heeter

Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family
Images by Tacoma Art Museum/ Photographer Amber Trillo
Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family
Images by Tacoma Art Museum/ Photographer Amber Trillo

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William A. Noguera, artist from San Quentin

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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Ken Price at the Georgia O’ Keefe Museum: Chat with Ariel Plontek of the Georgia O’Keefe Muesum

Episode 121: Today I talk to Ariel Plotek, Curator of Fine Arts at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum about his Ken Price exhibition opening June 7. I found it so interesting how his work corresponds so well to Georgia O’Keefe’s.

Featured photo: Ken Price in his Taos Studio, 2004, Estate of Ken Price, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery


Ken Price: Pagan, 1995,96
Estate of Ken Price, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery

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Bust-Head: Chat with Deborah Oster Pannell of the C24 Gallery

Episode 119: Today I talk with Deborah Oster Pannell from the C24 Gallery about the Bust-Head exhibition, which features the mixed-media work of İrfan Önürmen. It goes until May 4, 2019



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Carole Morisseau, Detroit Mixed-Media Artist

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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