Episode 157: This week Grant Benoit joins the podcast to discuss his multimedia work, which incorporates printmaking, ceramics, and found materials. Grants work was selected by Julia Friedman (Exchange Works) for Studio Break’s 2015 Competition, ultimately earning a solo exhibition hosted by DEMO Project of Springfield, IL; Were we even here opens January 15th, 6-8:30 p.m.
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Episode 156: Shelby Shadwell is our first guest of 2016, he joins Dave to talk about his most recent series of objective works entitled COMEDIE as well as a new series of non-objective line drawings. He currently has a solo exhibition up called Apex at the Portland Art Museum and also has a group exhibition entitled Gesture Control at the Dayton Visual Art Center.
Episode 155: Ben Cohan is our guest this week and as always there’s a lot discuss about his painting practice, which has explored both representation and abstraction. His newest series of paintings are based off objects and artifacts left by his great grandfather and are the basis for his solo exhibition entitled Belonging, at Jan Brandt Gallery.
Episode 153: This week Heidi Cody joins us to share insight into her studio work that explores products, branding, and ideas of American Consumerism. Her current project is entitled “Climate Toothpaste,” which is a crowd funded Indiegogo project created to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change.
Episode 152: Max Manning joins us this week to delve into his painting practice which explores just about every avenue of abstraction. His work is currently featured in the in a group exhibition at Front/Space in Kansas City with fellow painters Jessica Simorte and Peter Shear entitled More or Less.
Episode 151: This week Nick Naber joins us to discuss his studio practice which explores ideas of architecture, space, and home through an intensive drawing practice. Nick is the co-editor of The Costal Post and his work is currently featured in a group exhibition at Opus Projects in New York entitled Opus Unum.
Episode 150: This week Amze Emmons, Jason Urban, and R.L. Tillman of Printeresting join Studio Break to discuss the organizations 7 years history exploring Contemporary Print. The members of Printeresting also share their thoughts on the organizations new direction with the launch of their new project on October 7th entitled Ghost.
Episode 148: Jason Franz of Manifest joins us this week to discuss the history and formation of the Cincinnati nonprofit since it’s inception in 2004. Manifest Gallery has exhibited artists from around the globe with each and every exhibition available as an exhibition in print through Manifest Press. In addition to exhibitions Manifest now features an Artist Residency and offers a variety of drawing courses and workshops through their Drawing Center.
Episode 143: Mike Rea joins us to discuss his current exhibition entitled Ghosting, which is on view at Demo Project through June 6th. The exhibition features a variety of wooden sculptures that explore Rea’s personal narrative related to pop culture, memory, humor, horror, vulgarity, and sensitivity.
Episode 142: Jessica Simorte joins us to discuss her paintings which are initially informed through her intensive sketchbook and drawing practice. Her abstract paintings are created while considering the elements and principals of design and continually reworked till they achieve a formal harmony.
Episode 140: Jeremiah Johnson joins us from Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he maintains a very intensive and multidisciplinary studio practice that explores life experience, culture, and folklore. Jeremiah also shares insight into his alter ego Job Johnson, the impetus for his upcoming exhibition entitled The Story of Job which opens at Arcilesi/Homberg Fine Art in May.
Episode 135: Hans Habeger joins the podcast to chat with Dave about their two-person exhibition entitled Reconstructed Landsacpes at the Robert F. Decaprio Art Gallery at Morraine Valley Community College. The exhibition features a variety of paintings and drawings that explore the ever changing urban and suburban landscape.
Episode 134: Timothy Callaghan joins the podcast once again to discuss his upcoming exhibition of collaborative works with fashion designer Krista Tomorowitz. The exhibition entitled “Altercations” opens at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland Ohio on February 6th.
Episode 132: On this weeks podcast Michele Kishita provides some background on her studio practice and previews some of the work in a new exhibition opening at the Windsor Art Center. Michele’s work was selected by juror Richard Holland of Bad at Sports for Studio Breaks Annual Competition.
Episode 131: Anne Carney Raines joins us to discuss her recent paintings which explore art historical and personal narrative within a anonymous interior spaces. As a winner of our 2014 Studio Break Competition Anne’s work was selected by Richard Holland (Bad at Sports) and will be featured in a solo exhibition at Demo Project (Springfield, IL).
Episode 130: Our first episode of the new year features artist Nour Bishouty who spoke with us from a cafe in Beirut where she’s currently an artist in Residence at Home workspace Program (Ashkal Alwan.) We’re very pleased that Nour was selected by juror Richard Holland (Bad at Sports) as a 2014 MFA Winner for Studio Breaks annual competition.