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Rosetta DeBerardinis

Episode 51:  Brooke talks with accomplished visual artist Rosetta DeBerardinis about her art, her inspiration, her process and about her experience as an artist.  DeBerardinis is a New Yorker who now has a full-time studio practice in Washington, D.C., just a short walk away from Capitol Hill.  Her large abstract paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, commercial galleries and art venues and included in both public and private collections.  She has won awards from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and has been featured in The GuardianThe Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch and other publications.

Before embarking on a career as a full-time artist DeBerardinis was a corporate attorney, a playwright, a writer and editor with numerous by-lines, as well as a competitive fencer who trained with the U.S. Olympic Team.  She also happens to be a lively and insightful conversationalist.

To learn more DeBerardinis and her art please visit her website at rosettadeberardinis.com.

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Mel Ramos at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery

Episode 49:  Brooke talks with Louis K. Meisel of Bernarducci Meisel Gallery  at  37 East 57 at 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Since 2000 Bernarducci Meisel has exhibited the work of the iconic masters of  Pop Art and Photo Realism alongside that of up and coming artists.

Meisel tells Brooke about the origins of the Pop Art movement, his personal history and how he came to be involved in the visual arts.

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Psychic Compound

Episode 46:  The C24 Gallery in New York City is featuring the creations of London artist Nick Gentry in an exhibition entitled Psychic Compound, which will run through September 2, 2016.  Gentry incorporates found objects such as film negatives, VHS tapes, X-rays, and floppy discs into his paintings; paintings that are not only striking portraiture but also thought provoking insight into the ever accelerating speed of technological innovation and obsolescence.

Brooke talked with Gentry and exhibition curator  Michelle Maigret about Psychic Compound, the inspiration for and influences on Gentry’s art, and about the arc of his career to this point.

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Exalted Position

Episode 44 : What is art?  What gives an image meaning?  Exalted Position, which will run at the Peter Blum Gallery in Manhattan until August 31, 2016, suggests that an object can rise above its material status into the realm of the spiritual or the symbolic.  The exhibition features new works by artists Graham Durward, Irina Rozovsky, and Roger White.  Through their works these three artists offer entry points into the possibility of gleaning transcendent meaning out of mundane and ordinary moments.

Brooke has a casual, free-form conversation with curator Vlad Smolkin about Exalted Position, his career, and the Peter Blum Gallery.  The interview ends with Brooke describing her current writing project about early 20th century Irish art dealer Hugh Lane.

The Peter Blum Gallery is located at 20 West 57th Street, NYC, and the Exalted Position exhibition will run until the end of August, 2016.

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Graham Durward
The Place, 2016
oil on linen
80 x 42 inches (203.2 x 106.7 cm )

Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2014
Chromogenic color print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper
8 ½ x 13 ⅓ inches (21.6 x 34.3 cm)
Edition 1 0f 3 + 1 AP

Roger White
Silk Flowers (Third Version), 2016
oil on canvas
18 x 24 (45.72 x 60.96)

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Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2014
Chromogenic color print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper
8 ½ x 13 ⅓ inches (21.6 x 34.3 cm)
Edition 1 0f 3 + 1 AP

 

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Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from ‘A Rock that Floats’), 2014
chromogenic color print on Kodak Portra Endura paper
6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (16.5 x 24.8 cm )

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Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2015
chromogenic color print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (29.2 x 24.1 cm)
edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP

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Roger White
Pink Mirror, 2015
oil on canvas
36 x 36 inches (91.44 x 91.44 cm )

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Roger White
Windows, 2015
oil on canvas
66 x 44 inches (167.6 x 111.8 cm )

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Graham Durward
Small Smoke, 2016
oil on linen
48 x 36 inches (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

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Graham Durward
Split Screen Red, 2014
oil on canvas
80 x 24 inches (203.2 x 61 cm)

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Graham Durward
Harlequin DJ, 2016
oil on linen
82 x 58 inches (208.3 x 147.3 cm)

Irina Rozovsky
Untitled (from A Rock that Floats), 2014
chromogenic color print on Kodak Portra Endura paper
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.8 x 21 cm)
edition 1 of 3 + AP

 

All images used with permission c. Peter Blum Gallery

Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction

Episode 42: The current state of abstraction of the female artist working in New York.  The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville presents Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction, an exhibition that features over thirty works by six contemporary artists and that will run until September 4, 2016.  Brooke talked with Assistant Curator Jaime DeSimone about how Confronting the Canvas not only showcases women at the forefront of today’s New York art scene, but also provides insight into the work of women from previous periods, whose art was often overshadowed by that of their male counterparts.

 

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© FRAN O’NEILL,
leading, 2015.
Oil on canvas, 84 x 84 inches.
Courtesy of the artist.

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© FRAN O’NEILL,
don’t back down, 2015.
Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist

 

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© JILL NATHANSON,
Brass Instrument, 2015.
Acrylic and polymers on panel, 60 x 60 inches.
Courtesy of Berry Campbell Gallery.

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© JACKIE SACCOCCIO,
Profile (Yellow Yuskavage), 2015.
Oil and mica on linen, 106 x 79 inches. John and Sally Van Doren.
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© ANKE WEYER
Abstraction Repulsion, 2014.
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 78 x 40 inches. Hort Family Collection.
Photo courtesy of CANADA. Photo by Jason Mandella.

 

Hero and Leander

Episode 33: Today I talk to Michelle Maigret. of The C24 Gallery in New York City. We talk about Carole Fuerman’s hyperrealist Hero & Leander’ exhibition. 

hero & leanderCarole Feuerman, Leda and the Swan, 2015, lacquer on resin 42 x 90 x 80 in (106.68 x 228.6 x 203.2 cm) http://www.c24gallery.com/exhibitions-detail/carole

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Carole Feuerman, DurgaMA, 2015, oil on bronze, 101 x 91 x 90 in (256.54 x 231.14 x 228.6 cm)

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Harvey Dunn

 

Episode 5: Today I talked with Lynn Verschoor about South Dakota, Homesteading, and why I’ve never heard of Harvey Dunn before. He’s the Midwest’s greatest secret. I’m going to try to have her on again. There is all kinds of great stuff coming out of South Dakota.

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The Prairie is my Garden, Harvey Dunn

 

Press:

South Dakota Magazine

Argus Leader

Minnesota Public Radio

 

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