Episode – 59 Bard Ionson

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV! In this episode Jason talks to Bard Ionson. Bard Is a digital artist who’s work is inspired by Nam June Paik and John Cage, as well as many others. His work is a blend of tangible, sensory, electronic and spiritual worlds with a dose of Artificial Intelligence.They talk about Bard’s most recent series as well as themes that can be found in the work, along with the impact of A.I. To learn more about Bard’s work, go to bardionson.com as well as twitter and Instagram @bardionson. Thank to Bard for taking time to talk with Jason. And thank you for listening and enjoy the interview.

 

 Episode- 58 Gabriel Shaffer

Gabriel Shaffer’s Work

In this episode Jason reached out to Gabriel Shaffer. Gabriel is a visual artist, muralist, writer, curator, and Gallerists. Gabriel’s works rethinks rural Southern spiritualism in a realm of archetypal stories with an urban approach.  He uses elements of comic book illustrations, graffiti, Native and Mesoamerican symbols through the lens of visionary/outsider art. With an accompaniment of creatures and characters, Gabriel uses these mythologies over drawings, assemblages, and paintings. Gabriel is also curator at Mortal Machine Gallery in New Orleans. They talk about his exposer to outsider art, his personal mythology, What makes American Folk Art one of the purest forms of American Art, the origins of Mortal Machine Gallery and his advice to other Artist. If you want to learn more about Gabriel go to his website at GabrielShafferProjects.com and his Instagram at @GabrielShaffer. Check out Mortal Machine Gallery’s website at MortalMachinenola.com all one word and the Gallery’s Instagram at MortalMachineGallery.To hear past episodes go to the website at ArtBoxDMV.com. Many thank yous to Gabriel for taking the time to do the interview. Enjoy!

Episode- 57 Butch Anthony

That time Jason met Butch at Art Basel Miami

In this episode Jason was able to catch up with Butch Anthony from the Museum of wonder in Seale Alabama. Butch is a self taught artist who’s work ranges from painting on found images to sculpture. His subject matter ranges from playful subjects to words or conversations he over hears. They talk about that and talk about his beginnings in art, the Museum of Wonder and Intertwanglelism and what that is. If you want to learn more about Butch and The Museum of Wonder check out the website at museumofwonder.com. The Museum of Wonder is also on Instagram at @museumofwonder. Jason wants to thank Butch for taking the time to do the interview and you. Thank you for listening until next time.

Episode- 56 Mark Kelner

In this episode of ArtBoxDMV Jason interviewed Mark Kelner at his studio. Mark’s practice records and manipulates imagery to disclose its contradictions as representations in life as in false ideas, and false icons. They talk about his humble beginnings, the materials he uses and why. They also talked about social and political concepts he explores, capitalism and what advice he would give to other artist. Thank you to mark for taking the time to do this interview.To learn more about Marks work and to see it, go to his web site at markkelner.com. And can you also go to his Instagram page at markkelnerstudio. ArtBoxDMV is on instagram as well at, ArtBoxDMV. Thanks for listening! 

   

Episode-54 Mark Wagner

Photo from Mark Wagner

In this episode Jason traveled up to Pennsylvania to talk to Mark Wagner. Mark is a Collage Artist, makes physical books and from time to time writes poetry. In his collage work, his uses US currencies, mainly George Washington who’s on the US dollar bill, to tell stories and mythes. They talk about he start into the arts. The themes Mark explores and could they apply to crypto currencies and what’s something people might not understand about his work. A huge thank you to Mark for taking the time to do the interview. To see Mark’s work and learn more about him, go to his web site at MarkWagnerInc.com. And don’t forget to check out his Instagram at @markwagnerinc. So, with that, enjoy the interview!

Episode-52 Michelle Jaffè

Episode-52 Michelle Jaffè
Wappen Field

In this episode Jason talks to Michelle Jaffé. Michelle is an interdisciplinary artist who creates installations of sculptures, sounds and performative videos. The environments that she crates offers opportunities for viewers to shift their attitudes and experiences to new connections. They talk about her installation Wappen Field, her influence of Asian Art and how she got started down her path into her work. If you want to to learn more about Michelle and her work goto her website at michellejaffe.com. She’s on Instagram as well at michellejaffeart. Thank you to Michelle for taking the time to do the interview and thank you for listening.