Episode 37- Christian Gordy

Bean Guy and ArtBox Stickers with an Alcohol pad

Welcome to artbox. In this episode Jason talks to Christian Gordy who’s an artist and musician. If Christian isn’t creating or making music, he’s making and creating paintings and sculptures. His work is reminiscent of  Joan Mitchell,  Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francis Bacon all wrapped up into one. Full discloser,FYI, Jason has known Christian for a long time from another time and space. They talk about Christian’s work and his process as well as his philosophy of sorts. Many thanks to Christian for doing the interview. If you want to see Christian’s art work, you can check out his Instagram page at GordyGordyGordy. Check out one of his music projects, Blackout, head on over to bandcamp.com.  Don’t forget to like, share and comment! So with that, thank you for listening sit back, relax and enjoy the interview.

Episode-36 Pow Wow DC Mural Festival 2020

Pow Wow Washington, DC Mural Festival 2020

Welcome yet to another episode of ArtBoxDMV. In this episode Jason headed over to the NOMA neighborhood to volunteer for Pow Wow Washington DC’s International Mural Festival. In the last episode, Jason spoke to with Kelly Towles about the festival. Check out the last episode for a refresher. So while Jason was volunteering, he had the chance to speak with some of the artist about their work, what influences that feeds into their work and philosophy of style. Jason Interviewed Marly Mcfly, Patrick Owens, Golden Rabbit Silent Monkey and Rodrigo Pradel. Many thank yous are in order to Kelly, Mark, JT and  Jason AKA Trapper Jay. And  many thanks to the artist as well for allowing  Jason to stick a microphone in their faces for the interviews. Until next time thank 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

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 31 Carlos Ramirez

Getting ready to interview Carlos Ramirez

Welcome to another episode of ArtBox! In this episode Jason talks to Carlos Ramirez a Visual Artist out of  the great state of California. Carlos’ paintings and sculptures deal with narratives of inequality in the Mexican-American communities and champions the every day man as an underdog. We talked about his influences, some pieces of his work, the desert and what advice would give to his past self and to other artist.  Huge thank you to Carlos for doing the interview. If you want to learn about Carlos’ work  you can go to his website at carlosramirezart.net or you can go to his Instagram at @c.ramirez2323. Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening!

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. 

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! 

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 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-24 Julie Brookman

Julie Brookman

Welcome to episode 24. In this episode Jason talks with Julie Brookman. Julie works with Encaustic paints. If you don’t know, encaustic paint is wax with pigment that’s heated up then painted on a surface to form a painting. We talk about Her process with encaustic paints and her start in to it. We also talk about of her series Saudade and the story behind that. If you want to see Julis’s work and learn more about Julie, you can go to her website at juliebrookman.com. And her Instagram page is juliebrookman. Huge thank you goes out to Julie for doing the interview and A thank you to you! Until next time, enjoy!