Epidsode 546: Today I chat with Chicago artist, Leah Gardner. Leah started painting during the pandemic, after she was laid off from her job in marketing. It’s a very inspirational story about putting in the work, learning the skills and creating a thriving business out of necessity in uncertain times.
Episode 543: Today I chat with Peruvian artist, Gonzalo Hernandez and Natalie Kates, of Kates-Ferri Projects. We talk about the We Will Have to Tear Down These Walls exhibition, which investigates labor and the Capitalist’s impact on society. It goes until May 20, 2023. See it while you can. My listeners get a discount if you mention me!!!!!
Episode 538: Listen as I chat with Italian figurative photographer, Anna Ferrara…all the way in Italy…. about her photographs and her inspirations. She takes me into her portrait studio where she explores the topic of solitude, finding it interesting how some find freedom in it and others find restriction. Her pictures seem to tell a story and you want to find out more.
Episode 537: Seasoned gallery director and new gallery owner, Cassandra Richardson talks about opening the Lexicon Gallery and her inaugural exhibition, The Garden of Earthly Delights, which she has been planning for 21 years. We talk for over an hour. It was such a great [and valuable] conversation that I didn’t cut anything out.
Episode 536: Today I talk to L.A. photographer, Steven Bower about his new project: taking pictures of the people who live on Skid Row. He talks about the people he met, which includes a very enterprising homeless population, how he was promised protection by a gang member, and why they feel forgotten.
Episode 535: Today I talk to Ohio artist, Melodie Thompson about her current exhibition, Rosebud, at the Sarah Gormley Gallery. We talk about creating the pieces for this show, pivoting from landscapes to people, her recent magazine feature, & the transforming power of art.
Episode 534: Today I talk to pastry chef Jason Lemon of Lemonchouxfor the first time in 20 years. He creates the best kind of art…the kind you can eat. We talk about why he calls what he does a craft as opposed to an art, why consistency is so important, how he handles the business side of things & how he lets off steam playing music.
Episode 531: Listen to my chat with Hudson Valley artist, Ryan Cronin, whose Obama, Big Left painting just got included into the permanent art collection of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. He’s been painting for a long time. In fact, he was actually the first artist I contacted when I started this podcast 6 years ago. We talk about his vision, his inspirations, running a business, and of course, his most recent honor.