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"This week Kimberly spoke with artist and activist Tootsie Warhol, a satirical Anti-Trump candidate running 4 President. Tootsie has been written about in Politico and Express All images courtesy of Tootsie Warhol   00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:38 - Episode Introduction 00:58 - In America - Ezra Furman 01:23 - Interview with Tootsie Warhol 17:03 - In America (cont’d) - Ezra Furman 19:08 - Outro 19:30 - Finish "
Borinquen Gallo

Borinquen Gallo

2020-10-1339:28

"Borinquen Gallo is an Italian-Puerto Rican Bronx-based artist whose work delves into themes of beauty, community, socio-cultural systems and structures through sculpture and installations made using a range of repurposed materials. Borinquen has exhibited at BRIC Arts Media, Smack Mellon, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, The National Academy Museum, the Queens Museum, Columbia University, The Cooper Union and Queens College. In addition, she has worked on curatorial projects with BAM Fischer, and Pratt Institute. She is currently Visiting Associate Professor of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute in New York. All images courtesy of the artist Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space Be(e) Sanctuary, 2017 Debris netting, yellow plastic bags, caution tape and house plants Be(e) Sanctuary (detail), 2017 Deadly Poppy Field, 2016 Debris netting, red plastic bags and caution tape 144 x 60 in Uproot exhibition at Smack Mellon, curated by Gabriel de Guzman Green Unplugged (expanded), 2017 Debris netting, green plastic bags and caution tape 8 x 14 in Tree of Lucid Dream(er)s, 2018 Community-based, participatory sculpture installation in collaboration with the Bronx Museum and Idealist Bronx Speaks: Dreamers, Weaves, Wisdom and Wayfaring, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, 2018 A workshop series and participatory collaborative installation highlighting the importance of immigration and the struggle for equity for Dreamers in collaboration with the Bronx Museum and Angela’s Salon. The project culminated with an outdoor community public event, in collaboration with the Bronx Museum, cultural anchor, Angela Santana, and Bronx community members. In many cultures hair speaks volumes and functions as a signifier of not only personal style but your place in the community and social and religious status and function. Using hair as a metaphor for the evolution of their history and precarious status, a group of dreamers shared their personal narratives of courage and quest, challenge and overcoming. 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:45 - Episode Introduction 01:45 - Try Me Warm - Doghouse Reilly 02:21 - Interview with Borinquen Gallo (pt 1) 22:40 - Mic Break 23:13 - Interview with Borinquen Gallo (pt 2) 35:15 - Live With Yourself - Photo Ops 39:11 - Outro 39:28 - Finish "
"This week Kimberly speaks with the members of Collective View— a New York based group of female identified art professionals and their current traveling exhibition titled Private View . The exhibition, which travels between the homes of each participant, was conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown as a way to visually highlight the importance of art and connection in times of forced social distancing. Images courtesy of Collective View Aimee Burg Untitled (brown insulation), 2020 Hand-dyed silk, crocheted mason line, sand, recycled packaging insulation, wood, porcelain 13.25 x 10 x 2 in Julia Goldman Mom's Car 6, 2020 Oil on canvas 11 x 14 in KB Jones and Gabriela Salazar Installation Tamar Ettun Orange Creatures (Aimee), 2018 20 x 30 x 2 in Private View Installation   00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:37 - Episode Introduction 01:15 - Orange Pink - Danny 01:37 - Interview with Collective View (pt 1) 15:24 - Mic Break 15:58 - Interview with Collective View (pt 2) 27:00 - Let Me Be A Flower Child - Fionn 30:41 - Outro 31:03 - Finish "
Karmel Sabri

Karmel Sabri

2020-09-2945:25

"Karmel Sabri (b. 1995) is a socially engaged Palestinian artist, organizer, and designer. She is a current candidate of the Disarming Design masters program at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.  Her work with installation, print making, parties, and public interventions seek to beg the endless question of Palestine in an alternative lens which celebrates culture and fosters meaningful discussion. All images courtesy of the artist < 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:40 - Episode Introduction 01:18 - Same Old Brick - Josiah Johnson 02:26 - Interview with Karmel Sabri (pt 1) 20:07 - Mic Break 20:40 - Interview with Karmel Sabri (pt 2) 42:07 - Not Another Word - Anjimile 45:02 - Outro 45:25 - Finish "
Tariku Shiferaw

Tariku Shiferaw

2020-09-2233:42

"Tariku Shiferaw is a New York–based artist who explores “mark-making” through painting and installation art in order to address the physical and metaphysical spaces of art and social structures. He was raised in Los Angeles, California and currently lives and works in New York City. Shiferaw’s most recent exhibitions include Men of Change, a three-year nationally traveling exhibition with the Smithsonian Institution (2019 - 2022), as well as Unbound, a group exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art (2020). His solo exhibitions include Erase Me, Addis Fine Art, London (2017); and This Ain’t Safe, Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn (2018). Shiferaw’s group exhibitions include but are not limited to the 2017 Whitney Biennial as part of Occupy Museum’s Debtfair project; A Poet*hical Wager, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2017); What’s Love Got to Do With It?, The Drawing Center, NY (2019); He participated in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2018-2019), in Open Sessions at the Drawing Center (2018-2020), and the LES Studio Program in New York City (2019-2020). He is a current artist in residence at the World Trade Center through Silver Art Projects (2020). Shiferaw’s works have been written about in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Hyperallergic, and Financial Times, among many other publications. All images courtesy of the artist Money (Cardi B), 2018 spray paint, wood, price tags, screws, 45"x31"x31" Installation shot of This Ain't Safe, March 2018 A Solo exhibition at Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, NY Installation shot of This Ain't Safe, March 2018 A Solo exhibition at Cathouse proper “Blue Notes (Meek Mill),” 2019 Spray paint, vinyl 60”x48” “Vocab (Fugees),” 2019 Acrylic on canvas 24”x20” Trip (Ella Mai), 2018 Spray paint, mylar, vinyl. 40"x30" “A Boy is a Gun (Tyler, the Creator),” 2020 Lacquer, wood, wall paint 106” x 140” * currently on view at Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia (January 2020 - December 2020). 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:37 - Episode Introduction 01:27 - 8th Avenue - Cults 01:52 - Interview with Tariku Shiferaw (pt 1) 11:58 - Mic Break 12:32 - Interview with Tariku Shiferaw (pt 2) 30:59 - Ya Know - Marques Martin 33:20 - Outro 33:42 - Finish "
Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land

2020-09-1541:36

"Stephanie Land is a Brooklyn-based artist whose practice is built upon a traditional photography background and developed through an acquired printmaking process. She received her B.A. in Photography at Columbia College Chicago and her M.F.A. in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London. Throughout the conversation Stephanie and Kimberly spoke about Stephanie's project titled White: Silence, an installation-based exploration of her own whiteness. They also talk about anti-racism*, family histories and the importance of communication. Suggested links Color of Change SURJ Building Black Bed Stuy  Medium Tings Equator Productions TaraAura Ashya All images courtesy of the artist Stephanie Land, Alginate and Copper Wire, 2019, 168 x 96 x 12 Inches Stephanie Land, Tending To was developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program and photographed at LMCC’s Studios in the Arts Center on Governor’s Island. Stephanie Land, Tending To was developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program and photographed at LMCC’s Studios in the Arts Center on Governor’s Island. Stephanie Land, Archival digital print on Hahnemuhle Stephanie Land, Archival digital print on Hahnemuhle 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:39 - Episode Introduction 01:17 - Change - Mavis Staples 02:13 - Interview with Stephanie Land (pt 1) 25:12 - Change (cont’d) - Mavis Staples 25:30 - Interview with Stephanie Land (pt 2) 36:57 - One More Change - Mavis Staples 40:57 - Outro 41:36 - Finish "
Filmmaker Matt Hulse

Filmmaker Matt Hulse

2020-09-0842:21

"Kimberly welcomes Matt Hulse back to the show. In this episode, Kimberly and Matt talk about Matt's recent feature length film titled Sound for the Future and his award winning photo series. You can also listen to Matt's previous visit to Art Uncovered here. All images courtesy of the artist 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:35 - Episode Introduction 01:17 - Lucky - Hey, King! 02:00 - Interview with Matt Hulse (pt 1) 27:55 - the truth - The Front Bottoms 28:50 - Interview with Matt Hulse (pt 2) 39:37 - Stiff Spoon Patty Face - Pinhole Computers
 41:50 - Outro 42:21 - Finish "
"Nicholas Szymanski (b. 1989) lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI. Nicholas is represented by Asphodel Gallery- New York, NY. His work has been shown within and outside of the United States. His most recent exhibition ‘Notes To Diane’ was held at Asphodel in New York City. Nicholas has also shown in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, The Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom. He has been included in multiple publications, such as Studio Visit: Volume 27, Scandale Project Book: Art Is Vol 1, and most recently a critical essay by esteemed art historian and critic Alex Bacon. Nicholas earned a Fine Art Degree from Kendall College of Art and Design. All images courtesy of the artist 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:37 - Episode Introduction 01:23 - Summer - Busty And The Bass 02:25 - Interview with Nicholas Szymanski (pt 1) 15:39 - That Emotion - Hannah Georgas 16:40 - Interview with Nicholas Szymanski (pt 2) 35:15 - Puddles - Merce Lemon 40:03 - Outro 40:38 - Finish "
Philippa Tapada

Philippa Tapada

2020-08-2555:31

"This week Kimberly speaks with Philippa Tapada, a New York based attorney who talks about her experience of leaving the art field to pursue a career in law. Throughout the conversation, they talk about personal memories and career decisions. They also work to redefine what it means to be an artist. Photo courtesy of Philippa Tapada 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:38 - Episode Introduction 2:36 - Sister Jade - Alex Izenberg 03:06 - Interview with Philippa Tapada pt 1 16:44 - Lady - Alex Izenberg 17:44 - Interview with Philippa Tapada pt 2 40:28 - Dancing Through the Turqois - Alex Izenberg 41:12 - Interview with Philippa Tapada pt 3 51:28 - This World - Sneaks 54:59 - Outro 55:31 - Finish "
Gelah Penn

Gelah Penn

2020-08-1837:52

"This week Kimberly speaks with Gelah Penn, who recently had a solo show titled Uneasy Terms at Undercurrent in Brooklyn. Throughout their conversation Gelah and Kimberly talk about Galah’s work in relation to narrative, sculpture, materiality and literature. All images by Etienne Frossard All images courtesy of the artist Ebb Tide (Site-responsive installation), 2019 Various synthetic materials, dimensions variable At ODETTA, Chelsea, NYC I/LXVI (from Clarissa Collages), 2019 I/XLVIII (from Clarissa Collages), 2019 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I), 2019 Installation of 99 collages Exhibition cards, various synthetic materials Various dimensions In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY Notes on Clarissa (Volume II), 2019 Installation of 99 collage Exhibition cards, various synthetic materials Various dimensions In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY Uneasy Terms by Gelah Penn at Undercurrent Uneasy Terms by Gelah Penn at Undercurrent Stele #9, 2019 Polyester mesh, lenticular plastic, plastic garbage bags, plastic mesh, silicone tubing, staples, Styrofoam ball, Velcro, eyelets, T-pins 90 x 49 x 30 inches Stele series, installation view, 2019 Various synthetic materials, dimensions variable In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY Stele series, installation view, 2019 Various synthetic materials, dimensions variable In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:39 - Episode Introduction 01:08 - Reflections on Glass - Carmen Canedo 01:56 - Interview with Gelah Penn pt 1 16:46 - Morrow - Carmen Canedo 17:37 - Interview with Gelah Penn pt 2 32:19 - Vectors - Carmen Canedo 37:25 - Outro 37:52 - Finish "
Edward V Kelley

Edward V Kelley

2020-08-1131:37

"Edward V Kelley is an Ohio-based artist who received an MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University in 2005. During the conversation, Kimberly and Edward spoke about surveillance, photography, childhood and existential absurdism. All images courtesy of the artist Speak of the Devil Art League Houston, Houston TX 2017 Speak of the Devil Art League Houston, Houston TX 2017 El Segundo, 2011 Altered school desks, ink 35″ x 35″ x 40″ Two school desks with common school age graffiti carved into both top Speed Freak Box 13 exhibition, 2015 14’x13’x8' Fit to be Tied Quotes from Lincoln and Davis with “Dixie” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” played in counterpoint through push button modules, cast iron Here There and Everywhere 10 Cast iron plaques with press button audio, installed in and around DEMO Space and the Springfield Art Association in   Springfield, IL. Here There and Everywhere 10 Cast iron plaques with press button audio, installed in and around DEMO Space and the Springfield Art Association in   Springfield, IL.   00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:40 - Episode Introduction 01:08 - Growing Pains - NYALLAH 02:26 - Interview with Edward V Kelley pt 1 16:58 - You’re Twisting - Mariya May 17:37 - Interview with Edward V Kelley pt 2 27:29 - In the Black - Divine Interface 31:15 - Outro 31:37 - Finish "
"Nicole Finley recently completed an MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition to a two-decade career in graphic design, Nicole has an interdisciplinary practice, which includes installation, performance and writing. In her work, she explores personal narrative through visual and oral storytelling, including place (home), possibility (the American Dream) and the materiality of and our relationship with objects (desiring). Nicole has presented work in solo and group exhibits across Oklahoma, in New York City, and at Satellite Art Show during Miami Art Week. She is also a published poet, an educator and will soon open an art space in Tulsa for female-identifying artist All images courtesy of artist   00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:37 - Episode Introduction 01:25 - In The Sunshine - Jonathan Bree 02:04 - Interview with Nicole Finley pt 1 14:21 - The Dream and the Dreamer - Jeremy Ivey 15:31 - Interview with Nicole Foley pt 2 35:26 - Dressing America - Torres 39:20 - Outro 39:43 - Finish "
"This week Kimberly speaks with Richard Bottwin, an artist and art educator who works with wood and abstraction. Richard received his MFA from Cornell University in 1974 and has thus shown in solo show across the States, at spaces such as Penn State University, Pratt Institute, OK Harris Gallery, Metaphor Contemporary Art, The Sculpture Center. His work has been written about in The Brooklyn Rail, The Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Newardk Star Ledger and The Bulletin. He received a Pennsylvania Council On The Arts and New York State CAPS Grant. All images courtesy of the artist On the left: “Lift.2”, 2019, 26" x 9" x 14" Ash and Maple Veneers on Birch Plywood, Acrylic Paint. On the right:  “Lift.3”, 2019,  19.5”x5”x13.5” Ash Veneer on Birch Plywood, Acrylic Paint “Right Angle.1”, 2018, 34” x 9” x 6” Maple veneer, Walnut Veneer and Acrylic Paint on Birch Plywood. “Square.1”, 2018, 15” x 19” x 4.5” Poplar Veneer and Acrylic Paint on Birch Plywood. Studio Wall 2018 Left: “Right Angle.3”, 2018, 24” x 11.5” x 6” Cherry Wood,  Veneer, Poplar and Acrylic Paint Middle: “Right Angle.1”, 2018, 34” x 9” x 6”, Maple Veneer, Walnut Veneer and Acrylic Paint on Birch Plywood. Right: “Right Angle .2” 2018, 34” x 8.5” x 5”, Maple veneer, White Oak Veneer and Acrylic Paint on Birch Plywood. “Wrap.2”, 2020, 17” x 9” x 6”, White Oak and Ash Veneer on Plywood, Acrylic Paint 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:35 - Episode Introduction 01:41 - O’Keeffe - Tracyanne & Danny 02:09 - Interview with Richard Bottwin (pt 1) 14:22 - Strange Sometimes - Adeline Hotel 14:49 - Interview with Richard Bottwin (pt 2) 31:02 - Modern World - Tim Cohen 33:37 - Outro 34:01 - Finish "
"Kristen Racaneillo, a partner and curator at Field Projects Gallery, an independent artist, activist and academic, talks about the Field Project's  Corona + project, Black Lives and her thoughts on the role that art plays during difficult and distressing times. MarcelinaGonzales_CoronaCare comp from Field Projects.   00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:36 - Episode Introduction 01:18 - Patience - Porches 01:36 - Interview with Kristen Racaneillo pt 1 27:59 - Clouds Rest - Half Waif 30:00 - Interview with Kristen Racaneillo pt 2 43:08 - Sow Good Seeds - Mavis Staples 44:55 - Outro 46:19 - Finish "
"Kimberly speaks with filmmaker Megan Sperry about her current film Beyond Shelter, a documentary that explores the struggles formerly incarcerated women face when trying to reintegrate into society, and her previous film, The Domino Effect, which explores the rezoning of the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Beyond Shelter - Fundraising Trailer from Megan Sperry Trailer for The Domino Effect, provided by Megan Sperry 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:36 - Secrets & Medicine - Lanterns On The Lake 00:44 - Episode Introduction 03:44 - Secrets & Medicine (cont'd) - Lanterns On The Lake 04:24 - Interview with Megan Sperry 28:20 - Eden (Hunted Version) feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Anna Calvi 32:23 - Outro 32:47 - Finish "
"This week Kimberly speaks with Garett Yahn, a Massachusetts-based artist working in drawing. Throughout the conversation they talk about abstraction, drawing his artistic process and, of course, emojis. All images courtesy of artist 00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:36 - Episode Introduction 01:14 - My Life In Pictures - Reed Burnam 02:13 - Interview with Garett Yahn (pt 1) 12:18 - Mic Break 12:31 - Summer Clothes - Orlando Weeks 13:06 - Interview with Garett Yahn (pt 2) 24:09 - Hot Heater - Pottery 27:42 - Outro 28:05 - Finish "
" This week Kimberly speaks with UK-based Salma Ahmad Caller about her ongoing project "Making the Postcard Women’s Imaginarium," a community project that calls for work in response to colonial images of women that are found on the communication platform of postcards. She also speaks with Jalilah  Jackman about her e-books that provide families and art teachers resources that promote social interaction, confidence, cognitive growth, and artistic freedom. Additional research sources provided by Salma Ahmad Caller can be found here. Photo courtesy of Salma Ahmed Caller Photo courtesy of Salma Ahmed Caller 00:00 - Introduction 01:20 - Safe in Sound - Orlando Weeks 01:53 - Interview with Salma Ahmad Caller (pt 1) 23:46 - Mic Break 24:00 - Bleached Wavves - Zoon 24:25 - Interview with Salma Ahmad Caller (pt 2) 43:58 - Mic Break 44:07 - So Fine - Divine Interface 44:38 - Interview with Jalilah Jackson 62:01 - A Woman’s Touch - Don Bryant 67:11 - Outro 67:34 - Finish "
"This week Kimberly speaks with Elisabeth Smolarz about her at-home photography gallery Spectral Lines and  the video art exhibition she curated in the window of her apartment building and Maria Rapicavoli about her project Home Made.     00:00 - Podcast Introduction 00:43 - Episode Introduction 02:22 - In a Way - Adeline Hotel 02:46 - Interview with Elisabeth Smolarz Pt 1 12:10 - Mic Break 12:26 - In a Way (cont’d) - Adeline Hotel 13:04 - Interview with Elisabeth Smolarz Pt 2 28:31 - A Beautiful Silence Prevails - Photay 29:01 - Interview with Maria D Rapicavoli 47:46 - The Temporary - Kate Teague 51:20 - Outro 51:44 - Finish "
"This week Kimberly speaks with Marco North about COVID's effect on filmmaking and his new still photography project "When The World Was Small," which consists entirely of images taken at home. Images courtesy of Marco North         00:00 - Show Opening 00:29 - Habitat - Momma 00:42 - Episode Intro 01:15 - 00:29 Habitat (Cont’d) - Momma 02:06 - Interview with Marco North pt 1 (Street Photography & Leica) 15:32 - Mic Break 15:44 - Sophia Again - Discovery Zone 16:57 - Interview with Marco North pt 2 (Work from Home) 32:35 - Episode Outro 32:59 - Just Me and You - Drab City 36:13 - Podcast Outro 36:37 - Finish "
"This week Kimberly speaks with Noah Gomez about his COVID-inspired video "Finding Comfort Through Lack of Control" and Erin LaSorsa about the volunteer effort Feed The Freelancers. Words and video by Noah Gomez Donate via GOFUNDME Donate via GOFUNDME 00:00 - Introduction 00:35 - Inside the Podcast 01:21 - Audio Sample (Finding Comfort Through Lack of Control) 05:28 - Finding Comfort Through Lack of Control with Noah Gomez 18:52 - Be There Still - Woods 22:27 - Feed the Freelancers with Erin LaSorsa 33:01 - Fine Forever - Varsity 35:59 - Outro 36:21 - Finish "
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