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.
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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.
Episode 127: This week Brian Frink is back with is to discuss his most recent series of paintings that will be exhibited at the Carnegie Art Center in Mankato (MN) on Saturday December 6th. The title for the exhibition is “Memory of Water” and refers to his experiences of observing waves and incorporating those experiences into these formal paintings that explore the grid and lyrical approach to painting.
Episode 126: In this weeks episode Dana Sikkila joins us from Mankato MN to discuss her installations which combine print, sculpture, and performance. We also discuss her experience as the director of The 410 Project, an experimental venue that hosts exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, and other live events.
Episode 125: This weeks episode features Dena Thomas-Aouassou, one of our 2014 MFA Competition winners selected by Richard Holland of Bad at Sports. Dena’s sculpture & installation based works are informed from her experience living in Morocco and discuss the geopolitical strategies that alter and shape the region.
Episode 124: Chelsey Vandervliet joins Dave this week to provide a look into her series of photographs exploring ideas of identity, performance, and indie rock! Chelsey is one of our 2014 BFA Competition Winners selected by Richard Holland (Bad at Sports) and aside from studio practice we also explore her collaboration with her twin sister Lin who was featured in our last interview.
Episode 121: This week Anders Johnson joins the podcast to discuss his recent paintings the explore both representation with a dose of abstraction. We also discuss his upcoming artist talk for Retrofit, a three person exhibition featuring the work of David Linneweh and Melissa Wilkinson.
Episode 120: Erin Hayden & Jeff Robinson join us this week to share insight into their use of material as both use found materials in their works that explore collage, assemblage, and transformation. Their exhibition Find & Found is currently on display at the Peoria Art Guild and can be seen through August 17th.