In this Episode Jason met up with Helen Zughaib at her exhibit in the Hall of Nations at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Helen is a visual Artist that paints with gouache and ink on illustration board and canvas. Her work is about creating empathy and dialogue to see through other peoples eyes. They talk about her ongoing series Syrian Migration, the role of color and patterns play in her work and the mediums she uses to help tell these stories. Huge thank you Helen for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Helen and her work go to, Her website at www.hzughaib.com and her instagram page is hzughaib. Visit the Kennedy Center’s website for more information and the latest at www.kennedy-center.org. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the interview. And thank you for listening!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Welcome to yet another ArtBox DMV episode. Jason travels to the neighborhood of NOMA durning DC Walls Festival. Formerly called Pow! Wow! DC, it stills features great artists, epic walls and awesome volunteers. So, grab a bottle of water, and lets take a walk and around NOMA and meet some artists! First stop, Baghead. Now let’s walk over to Alethia Tanner Park and talk to A.L. Grime Durning a rain delay, Jason talked to Immanual Ahiable. Then Jason chats with Sarah Jane Jamison. Next to Sarah is Kimchi Juice. Jason talks to Kathrine Campagna about her Wall and he talks to Jeremiah Edwards about his. After a great crab dinner, Jason sat down with Jack, Mark and Mat. They talked about the wall they worked on. Jason heads on over to Blake Jones’s wall. Last on Jason’s adventure is Cris Zuniga. Thank you to all the artist for taking the time to do the interviews. Jason would like to thank Kelly Towles as well for allowing him to tag along for the adventure. If you want to learn more about the festival go to DC-Walls.com. And please visit the artists Instagram pages or their websites for more information on their work. To hear this episode in full and past episodes, goto the website at ArtBoxDMV.com And ArtBoxDMV is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Until next time, thanks for listening!
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.
Welcome to ArtBox DMV! In this Episode Jason sits down with Cory Lee Stowers near the graffiti museum off of 14th St NW. Cory is a graffiti artist, musician, graphic artist, curator, Director of DC Murals and has been and still is, in graffiti crews. As Cory ate tacos from Pica Taco and Jason had chips and guac, they talked about Cory’s start into the world of graffiti, his music, Aerosoul: Murals of our time and where graffiti stands today. Head over to Cory’s web site at rockcreeklee.com and his Instagram is Rockcreeklee. Make sure to check out DC Mural’s website as well, at www.dcmurals.org and its Instagram is DCMurals . Want to say thank you to Cory for doing the interview and thank you for listening!
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.
Hello and welcome to ArtBox DMV in this episode Jason met up with Michael Douglas Jones.Michael an artist who explores positive memories through the use of assemblages of drawing, painting, photographs, sculpture, found objects and collage to make a book of memories. They talk about how he got his start in art his transition from oil painting to assemblages. They also talk about how he would like the viewer to respond to his work and his advice for other artist. Thank Michael for taking the time to do the interview. And, thank you to Gallery 322 for allowing them to do the interview at the gallery.If you want to read the letters and poems that go with the memory books, go to Michael’s website at MichaelDouglasJones.com. Head on over to Gallery 322’s Instagram for the latest at Gallery322Frederick . To hear past interviews go to artboxdmv.com Thank you for listening and enjoy the interview.