Hello and welcome back to ArtBox DMV, In this episode Jason talks to Rupert Ravens. Rupert is the founder and director of Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art, curator and artist. They talk about Rupert’s work in his latest solo show Cicada Cycle-Salon Style. Also discus how Rupert develop his style and themes he explores in his work. They also talked about how Rupert started Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art. How he became a curator and what people might not understand about his work. A huge thank you to Rupert for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Rupert head on over to design.Nexxt.us and nexxt.us. To learn more about Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art head over to ShenMoca.org. And as always thank you for listening.
In this episode Jason talks to Adrian Ferguson he’s the owner of the multi-disciplinary artist studio, Of Art of Noize that’s located in the Petworth area of Washington, D.C. They talk about how Adrian got his start in arts, how he came up with the name of the gallery and the brief history of the gallery. To learn more about Art of Noize and the hours and location, visit the website at ArtofNoizedmv.com. Art of Noize is also on Instagram at @artofnoizedmv. Many thank yous to Adrain for taking the time to do the interview. And don’t forget that ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV. So with all of that enjoy the interview and thank you for listening!
In this Episode Jason talked to Mary Early about Artist Citizen. Artist Citizen was exhibit at Hemphill Gallery that included several artist in the DC area that explored the concept of artist as a citizen in the community. They talk about this concept and how you might interpret what an Artist Citizen is. Mary Early is an artist and works at Hemphill Gallery. Huge thank you to Mary for doing the interview. If you want to learn more about Artist Citizen exhibit you can go to hemphillfinearts.com and on Instagram at @artistcitizen and don’t forget ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV . And as always thank you for listening.
In this episode Jason traveled up to New York City. He went to some of the art fairs that where going on and because of the coronavirus outbreak happening, people where bumping elbows instead of Shaking hands. He wasn’t able to make it to all of the fairs, but the ones he did attend were diverse and accessible. They were small more intimate and were happing on multiple floors. Jason was able to grab some interviews at Volta Art Fair and Spring/Break Art Show. First up is Kamiar Maleki. Kamiar is the fair director for Volta. Next up the Safarani Sisters. They are visual artist and that use painting and video projections. Zavier, Gallerist for Charle Smith Gallery and he is an artist that had his work shown by C&C Gallery and his work was at Volta as well. They talk about his gallery and the theme in the booth. Rinus van Hall is a visual Artist who painted self portraits with social media filters and the fear that might come with them. Last but not least Jeila Gueramian. She created a nice and warm, cozy environment at Spring/Break art show. Want to say a huge thank you to Volta and Spring break art show. And want to say thank you to everyone that was interviewed as well. And of course a thank you to you to the listener. Until next time!
In this episode Jason went to Miami, Florida to cover the many art fairs that happen in the first week of December. Twenty-six fairs in total and he just went to only a quarter of them. It’s a challenge to cover one art fair but to cover many is the true challenge that can change a person. Jason’s first stop was Scope Art Fair which by the way is coming up in March of 2020. (the 5th thru the 8th) where he went Tim Conlon. Tim does photorealistic works of freight train graffiti. To see his work you can go to his website at https://www.conoperative.com and his instagram page is Conoperative
While still at Scope Art Fair, Jason came across booth D29 that’s where he met Tatiana Palinkasev of Metamorphosis Art Projects. They discuss Georgii Unv’s pantings and their meanings and for some of the paintings, how long they took to dry. If you want to learn more about Geogii’s work you can go to Metamorphosis Art Project’s web site at http://metamorphosis-artprojects.com and their instagram page is Metamorphosisartprojects
Jason then went to Aqua Art Miami Opening. I waited in line for a bit and met collectors and we had a great conversation about passion and art. Once inside I started to notice in the different rooms had environmental themes and themes on gun violence.
After that he was off to Pulse Art Fair where Jason met Julie Brookman. Julie does encaustic painting of seascapes. And they look like photos that were taken with a drone. If you want to learn more about Julie and her work you can go to her web site at JulieBrookman.com and her instagram is JulieBrookman. To hear Julie’s interview listen to the main episode.
Then it was time to meet up with Cristina Salmastrelli. Cristina is Pulse Art Fair’s Director. Jason had the opportunity to interview Cristina they talk about how she got her start and why Art fairs are important. Learn more about Pulse Art Fair goto their web site at https://www.pulseartfair.com/ and their instagram page is PulseArtFair.
Art fair fatigue is a thing! It’s real you got to pace yourself! The fairs know this and have different ways of working with it Pulse had the aromatic smells Untitled Art Fair had a space for one to mediate and relax. Untitled was nice, lots of great work I got to meet Catharine from Catharine Clark Gallery and we about Stephanie Syjuco work that was there in the both.
The next day Jason was off to Wynwood the first stop was CADAF. CADAF dedicates itself to digital and new media art. So Jason sat down with Andrea Steuer the fair’s director and Fanny Lakoubay the Public relations and curator for CADAF. If you went to learn more about CADAF you can go to the website at CADAF.art. Their instagram page is CADAF_art and before leaving CADAF Jason met Carlos Luna James. Carlos’ work is an audio visual 3D. This is an cosmic experience to be on the out look for. To learn more about Carlos visit his web site at https://www.magogalaktiko.com and his instagram page is mgoglktko. To hear Carlos’ interview listen to the main episode.
Jason then made his way to the Wynwood walls along the way he saw a lot of street art. The walls were great and lots of people where there and the walls had some good hard hitting themes. Jason then started off to Art Miami its about 2 miles from the walls and he saw more street art along the way. Once Jason got to Art Miami I enjoyed seeing blue chip artist and meeting new people. The last fair that Jason went to was Art Basel Miami. He saw Theaster Gates video Dance of Malaga and Isaac Julien’s Lina Bo Bardi video as well. And yes Jason did see the Comedian, the banana duct tape to the wall, and had his picture taken with it. So with that, it was an adventure and a challenge. A huge thank you to everyone how had the interviews and a huge thank you to the fairs for allowing Jason to cover them.
Welcome to yet another episode of ArtBox. Jason sits down with Nicola Charles of 11:Eleven gallery. If you remember in a past episode Jason spoke to her at her booth at Superfine art fair in DC. Jason wanted to sit down with her again at her gallery and expand on how she start the 11:Eleven and why. They talk about inclusion and tips for artist wanting to show in a gallery. A Huge thank you to Nicola for taking her time for the Interview. If you want learn more information about 11:Eleven gallery, you can go to the website at 11:elevengallery.com and the gallery’s instagram is 11eleven_gallery. Thank you for listening, so with that, sit back and relax and enjoy the interview.
For this episode Jason went to Superfine art fair in Union Market Washington,DC. SuperFine is different. The idea behind SuperFine is to reach out to new and novice collectors as well as galleries and emerging artists by putting them in the same room. While walking around, you wouldn’t feel overwhelmed by all the art work. The artists and gallerists where engaging and friendly. There were varied artwork styles and sizes on display and diverse DMV artist representation. Overall, a very positive, balanced and engaging art fair. With that here are a few artist and gallerist Jason interview at the fair. Sumner Crenshaw is an artist from Fredrick, Maryland. Nina O’Neil from Monochrome Collective based in Washington,DC talks about the use of space in one’s home. Next is Nina Harrast and Sean Micheal Pattern out of the wilds of Fairfax, VA. Nicola Charles 11:Eleven Gallery in Washington,DC talks about her gallery. And Finally let’s learn about some active listening from Philippa Hughes and Ruthie Macintosh. A huge thank you to Superfine Art Fair for letting Jason roam around and do some interviews. If you want learn more information about Superfine, you can go to their website at SuperFine.World. Their Instagram page is superfineartfair. You can go to mixcloud.com hear past episodes. Our instagram is ArtBoxDMV and on our twitter handle @ArtDMV.
In this episode Jason sit’s down with Joshua Gamma after one of his radio shows at the Eaton Hotel. Joshua is a curator, Desinger, artist, DJ and Musician. We talk about past shows he Curated his love of music and his path into the arts. A huge thank you to Joshua for taking his time for doing the Interview.
If you want learn more information about Joshua, you can go to his website at JOSHUAGAMMA.COM
or you can go to his instagram page at GAMMATIME. And, thank you for listening.
Welcome to another episode of Artbox. In this episode Jason interviews Kirsten Anderson. Kirsten is the owner of Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, WA. She wrote the first survey on Pop Surrealism. Was an Editor-at-large and writer for Hi Fructose Magazine from 2007-2014. She started a wildlife conservation non-profit called Creatura Wildlife. We talk about how she started the gallery, Pop Surrealism, her philosophy on art, what advice she would give to artist and Creatura Wildlife. If you would like to learn more about Her gallery you can go to her website at roqlarue.com. The instagram page for the gallery is RoqLaRue and Kirsten’s wildlife non-profit is creaturawild.org. So with that, head on over to Mixcloud and hear the interview!
In this episode ArtBox sits down with Todd Von Ammon at Von Ammon Gallery. The gallery just opened and we talked about why he opened the gallery we go over his process with working with artist and discuss the artwork in the first show in the space. SO… sit back and relax and enjoy the interview. Oh one more thing, to see the gallery and the art here’s the link: Vonammon.co and the Instagram at vonammon. And of course don’t forget to check out Artbox on Twitter: @ArtDMV and the Instagram at: ArtBoxDMV. Here’s the link to the interview: