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Remix: Modern & Classic / Dean Richardson: Bert Gallery

 

Episode 80: Today I chat with the fabulous Cathy Bert of the Bert Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island. We are talking about Rhode Island native Dean Richardson’s exhibition as well as Remix: Modern and Classic exhibition. It’s a unique exhibition which partners with a couple of the local antique stores. It will be on view until August 13, 2018.

Check out their website. They are a great resource of Rhode Island art history.

 

 

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Sock. Dean Richardson

 

2.HighBack

High Back Canoe, 1989 oil on canvas 20” x 26

 

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Musial, 1995 Oil on Canvas 20” x 24”

 

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Indian Pony at River, 1986 Oil on canvas 24” x 30

 

9. Ancients

Ancients Conversing, 1993 Oil on Canvas 20” x 24

 

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Nick Cave: Feat

 

Episode 73: Today I chat with Dr. Susan Edwards from the Frist Museum in Nashville. We talk about Feat, Nick Cave‘s traveling exhibition, Feat.  Feat refers to the amount of hard work that goes into which goes into attaining success. This exhibition goes until June 24, 2018.

 

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Lulu Schwall: The Fervor

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Episode 57: Today I talk with my friend Lulu Schwall. I had wanted to talk about the creative process and we do eventually get around to that, once we catch up on everything that has been going on in her life.

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The Art of Struggle

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Episode 55: Today I talk with Sonya Pfeiffer,  the new owner  of the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art about her fabulous Art of Struggle exhibition, which features the art of MyLoan Dinh, Charles Farrar and Susan Brenner.

I was able to actually go to the gallery to see the exhibition for myself.  This emotionally charged show literally brought tears to my eyes as it shows a unique take on the nature of struggle and the beauty that can result.

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Susan Brenner, The Judith Stories: without voice, 1990, Oil on canvas, 78″ x 204″

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Homage to Sharecroppers, Spalted Birch, 5′ x 4

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Charles Farrar, Hammered Wood Vessel, Maple, 7″ x 7″

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MyLoan Dinh, Freedom Fighter, Mixed Media-boxing gloves, embroidery, eggshells, 12.5″ x 16″ x 4.5″ Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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Charles Farrar, Scalloped Edge Bowl, Golden Mahogany, 5″ x 10″

 All images used with permission c. Madison Sumner, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

 

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30 Americans

Episode 52: Brooke talks with Rock Hushka, chief curator of the Tacoma Art Museum about the 30 Americans exhibition which runs until this Sunday, January 15, 2017.  The critically acclaimed showcase of influential African-American artists who have have emerged as leading contributors to the contemporary art scene in the United States was put together nearly a decade ago, but is making its West Coast debut at the TAM.  Eight of the thirty artists featured have strong Pacific Northwest connections, and the TAM has several programs related to the exhibition to involve the community in the discussion.

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Featured Image:  Glenn Ligon, America, 2008. Neon sign and paint, ed. of 1 plus AP, 24 × 168 inches. Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection. A group of 30 Americans artists, left to right: Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Kalup Linzy, Jeff Sonhouse, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Barkley L. Hendricks, Hank Willis Thomas (front row), Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, John Bankston, Nina Chanel Abney, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas (front row), Kerry James Marshall, and Shinique Smith.
Photo credit: Kwaku Alston, 2008.

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Kara Walker Camptown Ladies, 1998 Paper, 8 × 55 feet Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Bird On Money, 1981 Acrylic and oil on canvas
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Glenn Ligon America, 2008 Neon sign and paint, ed. of 1 plus AP 24 × 168 inches Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

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Rashid Johnson The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Thurgood), 2008 Lambda print, ed. 2/5 69 × 55½ inches Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

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Hank Willis Thomas Who Can Say No to a Gorgeous Brunette? from the Unbranded series, 1970/2007 Digital C-print Edition 1 of 5 31⅛ × 30 inches Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection
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The Healing Power of Art

Episode 51: Brooke talks with Nancy Marshburn on-site about her Healing Power of Art series which are part of the Harvest exhibition at the Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Marshburn uses her 20 year experience as a medical artist to combine art and science and anatomy and beauty.

Art has the power to heal.  It evokes an emotional response, and emotions have an effect on the body’s physiological responses.  Medical studies document the favorable therapeutic impact of visual arts:  Looking at art can change brain wave patterns, the autoimmune response and neurotransmitters that shift the body from stress to relaxation.  It also can modulate attitudes from fear to acceptance, from negativity to hope. Excerpt from Harvest exhibition press release   from Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery.

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 Re-Pear, Pastel, 14″ x 10″

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Lemon-Aid, Pastel, 12″ x 9″

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Artichoke Heart-beat, Pastel, 9″ x 12″

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A Stent in Time Saves Fine, Oil, 9″ x 12″

Featured Image:  Transplant  Pastel, 11″ x 14

 

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FiFi & LuLu Designs (50th Episode)

Episode  50 : In a special 50th episode Brooke talks talk to her long-time friend Luann Schwall, who actualized her dream of being an artist after establishing a career as a therapist. Check out her designs at http://www.fifiandluludesigns.

(Editor’s Note:  This episode was recorded several months ago, and we have a large number of interviews that are back-logged several weeks.  All apologies to our listeners and interviewees.  We have been overwhelmed with the positive responses and the amount of downloads and page views.  I have been doing my best to make Brooke’s podcast the best it can be.  Thank you for your patience and for making Let’s Talk Art With Brooke possible.)

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Featured Image:  Lulu S.:  Fourth of July Doll

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Legendary Zelda

Episode 53: In Montgomery, Alabama, a few streets away from the Alabama State University campus, is a museum dedicated to the most famous couple of the 1920’s, F. Scott and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. For many, the Fitzgeralds provide the lens through which we now understand, or attempt to understand, the Roaring Twenties.

The Fitzgerald Museum is housed in the last home that the couple lived in together.  Scott and Zelda never owned a home and famously never settled down.  They rented this house in 1931-32, and since 1999 it is the one place in the world that the lay person can visit to learn of Scott and Zelda’s legacy.   The Fitzgerald Museum is now the permanent home that Scott and Zelda never had during their lifetime.

Brooke talks to Willie Thompson, the Executive Director of The Fitzgerald Museum, about the troubled and turbulent life of Zelda Fitzgerald and about her career as an artist.

The Fitzgerald Museum website can be found at thefitzgeraldmuseum.org and has information on the museum’s events including a breakfast celebrating Scott’s 120th birthday on Saturday, September 24, 2016, and an annual Fitzgerald Gala which takes place in April.  The Fitzgerald Gala is a “Jazz Age” party of epic proportions, and guests from all over the southeastern United States will be in attendance, decked out in 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s costumes.

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Anniversary Painting, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

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Notre Dame, Paris  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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Zelda Gawaine,  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

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Featured Image:  Candler, North Carolina, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

 

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Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power

Episode  52:  “I wanted to make art where the viewer wouldn’t walk away, he’d get pulled into history, into fiction, into something totally demeaning and possibly very beautiful.”  -Kara Walker

Kara Walker has created art that is unquestionably provocative, challenging and thought-provoking. Her silhouette images present the brutality of slavery in a way that is both demeaning and beautiful.

Brooke talks with Jennifer Navva Milliken of the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington about Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power, which runs through November 27, 2016.  Milliken gives a brief biography of Kara Walker and explains the challenges and rewards involved in curating this powerful and moving exhibition.

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Linocut. 44 x 62 in.
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The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18), edition 7/20, 1999-2000
Screenprint. 44 x 34 in.
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The Keys to the Coop, edition 39/40, 1997
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The Keys to the Coop

Kara Walker
The Keys to the Coop, edition 39/40, 1997
Linoleum block. 46 X 60 1/2 in.
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An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters- Savant,

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An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: Savant, edition 19/30, 2010
Etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point. 27 X 17 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)- Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough,

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Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated): Confederate Prisoners Being Conducted from Jonesborough, edition 21/35, 2005
Offset lithography and screenprint. 39 X 53 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

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An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: No World, edition 19/30, 2010
Etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite and dry-point 27 X 39 in.
Photo: Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

 

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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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