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]
Episode 126: Today I talk with Charlotte artist, Greg Barnes about finding & doing what you were meant to do on this earth. It was such an inspiring conversation! I know you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Medium: Pastel on Paper Size: 16 x 20
Painted on location in Rockland Maine in Aug 2018.
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
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
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.
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!
All images c. Ursula Barton. Used with permission.
Episode 98 : Today I chat with Ohio artist, Melodie Thompson about her most recent exhibition at the Haley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio. I knew Melodie long ago when she lived in Charlotte. It was good to catch up with her. Lost my voice. apologies for the croaky intro.
All images c. Melodie Thompson. Used with permission.
Episode 90: Today I talk to Robin Strongin at the Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington DC. I generally try to stay away from politics on the podcast, but I had to learn more about this gallery.
They want to represent both sides, but no pro-Trump artists responded to their calls for artwork. They have to work with what they have. So I encourage any Pro-Trumpers and Right Wing artists to connect with them.