In this episode Jason reached out to Mei Mei. She’s a Sculptor who uses found objects and Felting techniques to produce beautiful sculptured work of hybrid creatures. They talk about her work, her start into sculpturing and Her felting classes. Many thank yous to Mei Mei for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about her work and classes, head on over to her web site at houseofmeimei.com or to her Instagram page at MeiMeilab. To hear past episodes of ArtBoxDmv go to the website at ArtBoxDMV.com and don’t forget ArtBox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until next time thank you for listening.
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.
In this episode I sit down with Sally Canzoneri an artist and Gallery President of Washington Printmakers Gallery. We talk about her work and practice and as well asWashington Printmakers Gallery. Here’s Sally’s Bio from her web site:Sally Canzoneri is a photographer, book artist, and freelance writer. Her work in digital photography grew out her interest in developing images for her artist’s books. As a result, she looked at photography as tool for creating graphic images beyond those that are traditionally considered “photographs.” Her recent work, in particular, has a more pictorial than photographic look to it. And make sure to visit her web site at www.sallycanzoneri.com
Here’s Washington Printmakers Gallery’s Bio from their web site: Founded in 1985, the Gallery is the greater DC metro area’s primary source for contemporary fine art prints, and has a membership of exceptional local and national printmakers. Every month Washington Printmakers Gallery has a group exhibit of members’ work and a solo show. The gallery also houses bins and flat files with prints and a limited collection of artist books and portfolios. And make sure you go and visit Washington Printmarkers Gallery’s web site for the latest at http://washingtonprintmakers.com
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