Painting

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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No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

Episode 43:  Canvases that manifest an art tradition going back tens of thousands of years. Brooke talks with Henry Skerritt, the curator of No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting, which will be at the Cornell University Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, New York until August 14, 2016.  Skerritt explains how the paintings in this exhibition reflect a genre that has traditionally been ceremonial and impermanent.  Although the artists that are featured in No Boundaries have created works that are hung in museums and private collections all over the world, the art is more about the process than the product. All nine showcased artists paint in full awareness that each viewer’s experience with a work of art will be unique from that of the artist.

Henry Skerritt, in addition to being a curator, is also an art historian and songwriter, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.  He originally hails from Perth in Western Australia and his knowledge of and passion for Aboriginal Australian art provide insight into a genre that is in many ways different from other world art traditions.

HFJ-NB-2L-iiiDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

 

HFJ-NB-2L-iiDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

HFJ-NB-2L-iDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

HFJ-NB-1L-iiDavid O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

 

Featured Image: David O. Brown/Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Mary Margaret Myers

Episode 32: This is another “on-site” chat. Local artist, Mary Margaret Myers invites us to her home/studio to look at her beautiful paintings and  talk about her long career as an artist.

Window View

Window View,Painting by Mary Margret Myers,mmm,20″x22″, Abstract Painting, acrylic painting,

 

North_of_the_RiverNorth of the River, 18 x 24, Acrylic Painting

IntersectionIntersection, 22 x 20, Acrylic Painting

Grandfathers_HouseGrandfathers House, 24 x 18, Acrylic Painting

FestivalFestival, 24 x 18, Acrylic Painting

Clearing_in_The_WoodsClearing In The Woods,24 x 18, Acrylic Painting

 

 

Jake Berthot: In Color

Episode 19: Brooke talks with Betty Cunningham of The Betty Cunningham Gallery in New York about the Jake Berthot exhibition.

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Jake Berthot
Sometimes It’s All I Want 1995
Oil on linen
22 x 18 (55.88 x 45.72 cm)
JB10200

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c. Betty Cunningham Gallery

Jake Berthot
The Chariot, Ghost Dream and The Candle (After Dylan Thomas), 1991
Oil on linen
42 x 48 in. (106.68 x 121.92 cm)
JB10275

Featured Image:  Jake Berthot, 105 (Studio), 1990Oil on linen
30 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (78.11 x 52.71 cm)
signature on back JB15305

 

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Curtis Otto

Episode 10: I spoke with Tommi Drake of Grant’s Pass Museum in Oregon about the Curtis Otto exhibition.  Tommi was a personal friend of Otto’s and shared some inside stories about what a character he was and what his inspirations were, which was mainly his life on the West Coast. He had a really large collection of work, as he was always painting, but not interested in selling or exhibiting.

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Curtis Otto

 

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Grant’s Pass Gallery

 

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Press

North Coast Journal article

See Otto

Sewall Gallery

 

Curtis Otto Memorial

Times Standard article

 

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Laura Spong at 90

Episode 1: Brooke talks with Wim Roefs of the if ART Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina about the Laura Spong at 90 exhibition.

Ninety year old abstract expressionist Laura Spong was doing her art in South Carolina for many years before people “got it.”  She says “It’s mostly just putting it on the canvas and then reacting.  The first line I put up, I react to that to do another line, so it builds itself in that way.  It’s frustrating, because it almost feels like you don’t have any control over the creativity.”

Not one to put on airs, Spong doesn’t pontificate about the meaning or importance of her work, but her resume speaks for itself. She has been featured at Charleston’s Spoleto Arts Festival, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the South Carolina State Museum, Charleston’s Smith Killian Fine Art, as well as on the set of the Lifetime television show Drop Dead Diva.

 

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