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Bree Stallings: To Be Seen & Celebrated

Episode 149: You can’t deny that eyes are the window to the soul. Today I go on-site to see Bree Stallings’s solo exhibition, To be Seen & Celebrated. Bree & I chat about the project behind the exhibition, where she was commissioned to paint 100 individual eyeballs in memory of a loved one.

Bree gives a percentage of it to the residents Brookhill Village, an affordable housing community in Charlotte, for eye exams & glasses.

To be Seen & Celebrated, c. Bree Stallings

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Let’s Have a Ball! Chat with Andrea Rosen of the Fleming Museum

Episode 147: Today I talk to Andrea Rosen, the head curator at the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vt. She tells me all about the Artist, Wood Gaylor, which is the topic of her new book, Wood Gaylor and American Modernism, 1913-1936 which just came out. We talk about the corresponding exhibition, Let’s Have a Ball! which goes until May 8, 2020.

Check out this video of Andrea talking about Wood Taylor


Samuel Wood Gaylor (American, 1883-1957), Picnic, Shaker Lake, Alfred, Maine, 1923. Oil on canvas in hand-carved frame by Robert Laurent. Courtesy of Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC, New York

featured image credit: Let’s Have a Ball! Wood Gaylor and the New York Art Scene, 1913–1936  — February 7 – May 8, 2020.  Image: Samuel Wood Gaylor (American, 1883-1957), Arts Ball, 1918, 1918. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. 

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Liam O’Gallagher: Chat with Kevin Wallace, of the Beatrice Wood Center

Episode 134 : Kevin Wallace, from the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts returns to the show. He introduces me to the art of Liam O’Gallagher, who was a contemporary of Beato’s & a REALLY interesting guy. Kevin wrote a book on Liam which is linked below.

Featured Image: Bird, 1995 Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″

Self-Trait
1997
Acrylic on canvas 
11″ x 14″
Untitled
n.d.
Acrylic on canvas 
12″ x 12″
Creation
2005
Acrylic on canvas 
18″ x 18″

All images c. Liam O’ Gallagher.

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John Slaney

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]

Nerd


Fear



PROBLEMS / modern free-standing sculptural collage


Just a Tiny Abuse of Power / original mixed media collage art

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Greg Barnes

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!

Featured image:

SCHOONER

Medium: Pastel on Paper
Size: 16 x 20 

Painted on location in Rockland Maine in Aug 2018.

CHARLOTTE CITYSCAPE 1

BEFORE THE CAUSEWAY

Medium: Pastel on Paper
Availability: Available

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Both at Once: Chat with Amanda Uribe & Natalie Kates of the Latchkey Gallery

Episode 118: Today I talk to Natalie Kates and Amanda Uribe from the Latchkey Gallery. We talk about the Both at Once exhibition, which features the art of John Rivas and Raelis Vasques. Both are from South America. They each explore the issue of belonging in their own ways through their works. The exhibition is at 340 E.64th St. in NYC. It goes from April 25-May 18, 2019

Te Extraño, John Rivas
Mixed media on canvas
60 x 36 in

Llegando a la frontera,John Rivas
Mixed media on canvas
36 x 52 in
Los Primos de Philly, Raelis Vasquez
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 in
The Beautiful Ones,Raelis Vasquez
Oil on canvas
40 x 56 in

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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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Returning the Gaze: Jordan Casteel

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.

Jordan Casteel, Baayfalls, 2018

Jordan Casteel, Twins, 2017
Jordan Casteel, Benyam, 2018
Jordan Casteel, Charles, 2016

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Patricia Boyer

Episode 102: Today I talk to Charlotte artist, Patricia Boyer, onsite at the Coffey & Thompson Gallery. I found Patricia on Facebook…and so glad I did! She’s truly inspirational!

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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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