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Episode-29 Christy Powers

Welcome to  another episode of ArtBox. In this episode Jason calls Christy Powers in her home in New York city. Like most of us, she is staying home to help in her part to flatten that curve of Covid-19. Like Christy, Jason is doing his part as well. And it’s encouraged others to do the same. With that let’s talk about art. Christy is a painter who works with Ink, gouache, watercolor and liquid acrylic on paper. Her subjects and narratives are primarily based on personal photos. We talk about her beginnings as well as her earlier works. We also talk about the themes and narratives she explores in her work. Jason asked her the advice question and his favorite art philosophy question. Want to give a huge thank Christy again for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about her and her work visit her website at ChristyPowers.org or her Instagram at christy_powers. To hear past episodes of ArtBox you can visit the web site at ArtBoxDMV.com. Until next time thank you for listening. 

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Episode-28 Umar Rashid

Umar Rashid

In this episode Jason talk’s to Umar Rashid. Umar aka Frohawk Twofeathers is a visual artist that re-imagines 18th century colonial history thru a narrative of painting and sculpture of the fictitious superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. We talk about his work with these narratives and his start into the visual arts. So… Sit back, relax and enjoy the interview. A Huge thank you to  Umar for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Umar, go to his Instagram at frohawktwofeathers or you can go to New image art gallery. To hear past episodes of art box visit the web site at artboxdmv.com until next time thank you for listening! 

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Episode 27 New York Art Fairs

Zavier from Charle Smith Gallery

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!

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Episode 26 Interview with Johnny Dollar

Johnny Dollar

In this episode Jason travels down to Richmond Virginia to talk Johnny Dollar. Johnny Dollar is a visual artist who’s work is a mix of pop Surrealism and cyberpunk. He signs his paintings with his real name then covers his name with a piece of masking tape and signs that with Johnny Dollar. As you’ll learn in the interview, the masking tape is a form of encryption. It can be removed at any time to reveal his real identity. We talk about that and new piece he just finished as well as his Youtube channel. If you want to learn more about Johnny Dollar you can go to his website at https://johnnydollar.biz. Or you can go to his Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/johnnydollar.biz/. So, with that, sit back, and relax and enjoy the interview. 

Episode 25 Interview with Sarah Jamison

Sorry Jason didn’t get a picture of Sarah but here’s a picture of the new stickers!

In this episode Jason mets up with Sarah Jamison. Sarah is a visual artist who mainly works in color pencil. Her subject matter focuses on the universal and prevalent impact of digital media in our culture. They talk about memes and their impact and her process. If you want to learn more about Sarah go to her website at http://www.sarah-jamison.com/ Or you can go to her Instagram page at sarahjanejamison. And a huge thank Sarah for taking the time to do the interview.

Episode 23 Art Fair Coverage

Scope Art Fair
Tim Conlon

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 

Tatiana Palinkasev

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

Aqua Art Miami

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.

Julie Brookman

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.

Pulse Art Fair

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.

in the entrance of Pulse Art Fair
close up of beads

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. 

Untitled Art Fair
CADAF

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. 

Carlos Luna James
Wynwood
Wynwood walls
Art Miami and Context Art Miami

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. 

Episode-22 Interview with Nicola Charles

Nicola Charles of 11:Eleven Gallery Washington, DC

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. 

Episode 21 Sarah Kahle

In this episode Jason sits down with Sarah Kahle. Sarah is a visual Artist who likes to draw and paint the human figure. We talk about Sarah’s childhood, how and why she started the Metro Series and the As we came series. Plus we talk about her philosophy, aesthetics and her advice to her past self. If you want learn more information about Sarah, you can go to her, website at www.sarahkahle.com and her instagram is discothumbs . A big thank you to Sarah for doing the interview and a huge thank you for tuning in. So, with that, sit back and relax and enjoy the Interview.

Episode 20 Superfine! Art Fair

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

Episode 19 Neil Feather

Neil in his studio

Welcome to Artbox. In this episode Jason traveled up to Baltimore Maryland to Neil Feather’s Studio. Neil Feather is an artist, experimental musician, sculptor, instrument maker and sound mechanic. Neil likes to experiment, but without having to do the math. He’s like an Amish mad scientist. You’ll see what that means in the interview. Jason and Neil talk about how he started on this path and some of the instruments he makes.  They also talk about the Red Room Collective and about his philosophy of art and music. The music you hear in the background durning the show, is Neil’s instruments. If you want learn more information about Neil, you can go to his website at http://neilfeather.com You can go to our Instagram page at artboxdmv. To hear past episodes you can go to Mixcloud at https://www.mixcloud.com/ArtBoxInTheDMV/. A huge thank you to Neil for doing the interview and thank you to you for tuning in.