Episode-35 Kelly Towles of Pow Wow DC

Nice Shirt!

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV. In this episode Jason talks to Kelly Towles he’s the Regional Executive Director of Pow Wow DC. They talk about what Pow Wow DC is, the 2020 International Mural Festival that starts on the October 8th and ends on October 18th 2020, and who’s participating in the festival as well as what safety precautions are in place for the festival goers. Huge thank you to Kelly for making the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about the International Mural Festival and Pow Wow DC you at go the their website at PowWowDC.com and on Instagram at powwowdc. ArtBox is on Instagram as well at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening.

Episode – 34 Bard Ionson

https://www.instagram.com/bardionson/

Hello and welcome to ArtBox. In this episode Jason talks to Bard Ionson. Bard is an artist trained in programming and his practice is about distortions in reality. His engagement of artificial intelligence (A.I.), oscilloscope animations and glitch scanning is reflective of  theses distorted realities. Bard’s usage of a computer to create his work, has an organic human touch to it. They talk about what drew Bard to AI , his influences and his collaboration with Lawrence Lee. Jason also asked Bard about where he thinks crypto art is heading. If you want to learn more about Bard’s work you can go to his website at https://bardionson.com. Bard is on Instagram at @Bardionson. Many thanks to Bard for doing the interview and a thank you to you for listening!

Episode – 33 Artist Citizen

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. 

Episode-32 Attaboy AKA Daniel Seifert_2nd part of the interview

Parabola courtesy BlueZenith (c) 2018

Welcome to part two of  Jason’s interview with Atta AKA Daniel Seifert. In this episode Jason and Atta continue their conversation about Game of Shrooms that will happen on August 15. If you want to learn more about Game of Shrooms go checkout Episode 32 on ArtBoxDMV.com. Before Jason asked Atta about his work, Jason asked who, if he knows, is participating in Game of Shrooms. Atta offered up a juicy bit about digital painting. And Jason asked Atta about his work and  his upcoming show at the Compound Gallery . If you want to learn more about Game of Shrooms and Atta  you can go to his website at yumfactory.com or you can go to his Instagram at @attayumfactory. To learn about Hi-Fructose Magazine head on over to hifructose.com or their Instagram @hifructosemag. Don’t for get to check out Compound Gallery here and on IG @thecompoundgallery. And by the way, Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV! Thank you for listening! And as always, a huge thank you to Atta for taking the time to do the interview.

Episode-32 Attaboy AKA Daniel Seifert

In this Episode Jason talks to Atta AkA Daniel Seifert. He’s an Artist, Co-Founder /Editor of  Hi Fructose Magazine and started Game of Shrooms. Game of Shrooms is like a hide and Seek of artwork of Mushrooms from Artist that takes place around the world on August 15 2020. Atta and Jason talk about how and why he started Game of Shrooms and couple tips on where you find them. And as always, a huge thank you to Atta for taking the time to do the interview.  If you want to learn more about Game of Shrooms and Atta  you can go to his website at yumfactory.com or you can go to his Instagram at @attayumfactory. To learn about Hi-Fructose Magazine head on over to hifructose.com or their Instagram @hifructosemag.  And by the way, Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV! Thank you for listening!

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!

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