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The Open Call Podcast, hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. This week, The Open Call Podcast has the pleasure of sharing with you part of our conversation with Zoë Charlton. Zoë is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans drawing, sculpture, and installation. She lives in Baltimore, MD and maintains studios there and in Washington, DC where she is on the faculty at American University. Zoe’s work centers around the figure, however these depictions move beyond representation and serve as signifiers of black identity. Her figures are frequently partially obscured by a dense envelopment of collaged elements like trees, birds, houses, or masks that functionally reference the idea of place. While her figures reference specific individuals, these additional elements have an ubiquitous quality to them. She mines this imagery from sources like magazines, books, packs of decorative stickers, and the internet. Zoë refers to herself as a storyteller and she weaves together familiar and unique elements as an invitation to question how mythologies are born and consider who the depicted individual might be and what their relationship is to the culturally loaded objects and landscapes that surround them.Zoë’s work draws from rich memories of her grandmother, her upbringing in the panhandle of Florida, her experience moving from place to place as a military dependent, and other noteworthy aspects of her personal history. The lived experiences that she folds into her drawings and installations are the foundation upon which she explores topics like race, gender, history, and mythology.We enjoyed a delightful conversation with Zoë that hit on her research, studio practice, and  balancing her practice with family and an academic career . We hope you enjoy our conversation and please check out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of Zoë's artwork. We typically release new episodes every 2 weeks, however this episode closes our 3rd Season and we will take some time off before launching Season 4. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow us on Instagram so you will know when we are back with new episodes. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, Judah Bachmann for creating a new version of our podcast music and for sound engineering, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Ally Price,  Nikki Cohen, and Erin Miller  who provide production support, web, and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast, hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work.This week, The Open Call Podcast has the pleasure of sharing with you part of our conversation with Buzz Spector. When we spoke, Buzz had recently moved from St Louis to his new home in the Hudson Valley, His studio was in the final phase of construction. Buzz is an internationally recognized conceptual artist who is perhaps best known for his work with books, but his vast body of work also includes drawings, photographs, collages, and more. He says of his practice, all of the techniques he uses “are techniques of intimacy in action, but our position to recognize them is retrospective - it comes after the fact. So the play of memory he talks about is one) of projecting your own experience and secondarily, of assessing the limited terms that our language gives us to describe what we witness.”Buzz often uses language as a stand in for something that is missing. He considers all of his work through the lens of drawing and he talks about how “the distance between reader and page, between artist’s eye and artist’s pencil on paper, is an intimate space of noticing, empathizing, and of accepting that makes the experience shift from a reading of structural terms to an epiphany of identification.”Buzz is also widely recognized for his critical writings about art. He describes his role as not simply providing an opinion, but instead as finding a way of faithfully describing what he has seen that will preserve something of that effect in the imagination of the reader. When he writes he chooses from a huge field of properties to describe one, then another, then another and that description doesn’t lead to a total picture of the artwork, but instead to a premise of the success or failure of the artwork. The structure of his writing is intended to clarify where he is coming from as the person on the other side of that written text.We enjoyed a rich conversation that meandered through a variety of topics including his practice, critical writing and pedagogy. We hope you enjoy our conversation and please check out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of Buzz's artwork. We produce three seasons a year during which we release new episodes every 2 weeks. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, Judah Bachmann for creating a new version of our podcast music and for sound engineering, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Ally Price,  Nikki Cohen, and Erin Miller  who provide production support, web, and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast, hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work.This week, The Open Call Podcast is happy to host Jodi Hays. Jodi is a Southern-identifying artist whose abstract paintings bring together new and reclaimed materials that she dyes, paints and assembles into  works ranging from small to mural sized paintings. Her work pulls from a Southern vernacular and she pulls some of her imagery from care-worn and dilapidated aspects of the Southern landscape. She deftly layers formal, emotive, and conceptual elements as she explores ideas of gender, history, identity, and place. Hays’ materials are often drawn from her environment, sometimes suffused with family history and sometimes chosen for their formal qualities like stripes or grids. She manipulates these materials and mines them for their inherent content, informing her interest in abstraction. Her paintings draw on her research into regional history, family, and land use. In this episode we  caught up with Jodi in Nashville, Tennessee where she lives and works. Listen as she shares about her studio,  working process, and the ideas that inform her work. We hope you enjoy our conversation and please check out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of our guest's artwork. We release new episodes of The Open Call every 2 weeks. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, Judah Bachmann for creating a new version of our podcast music and for sound engineering, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Ally Price,  Nikki Cohen, and Erin Miller  who provide production support, web, and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast, hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. This week, The Open Call Podcast is happy to host Lisa Corinne Davis, an internationally known, Brooklyn based artist whose complex paintings contain coded narratives that layer warped grids, invented geometries, and map elements overtop of  one another. Davis’ works are informed by her own lived experiences as a light-skinned African American woman and her desire to avoid categorization. Her paintings investigate the “complex relationship between 'race, culture and history”’ Using a visual language that is moreso felt than overtly political she explores ideas about “classification and contingency, the rational and irrational, chaos and order” in relation to identity.Davis is interested in the multiplicity of perception and how our varied histories inform our interactions. She seamlessly combines contrasting elements like geometric and organic forms, and analytical and emotional color schemes in ways that create visually engaging juxtapositions and open up new space for interpretation. The titles of her paintings, containing two seemingly disparate words like Quizzical Quantum, are yet another tool she uses to prolong interpretation and avoid clear definition. Lisa maintains studios in both NYC and in the Hudson Valley. When we spoke with Lisa she was in Hudson. We discussed her process and got a glimpse into how she juggles multiple roles as artist, professor, and mother. We hope you enjoy our conversation and please check out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of Lisa's artwork. We release new episodes of The Open Call every 2 weeks. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, Judah Bachmann for creating a new version of our podcast music and for sound engineering, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Ally Price,  Nikki Cohen, and Erin Miller  who provide production support, web, and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast, hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. This week, The Open Call Podcast is happy to host Elisa Insua, a globally recognized, conceptual artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Elisa has a background in economic theory and her work explores consumption and waste as they relate to finances and politics. She assembles mosaics and sculptures from recognizable objects that have been discarded. The dense, rich tactility of her artworks underscores the different semantics and unexpected relationships between the embedded objects and the overall structure. Through these juxtapositions, Insua deftly posits new questions and narratives. Elisa’s work embodies the expression, ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure’. She literally transforms cast away bits into lux visual critiques of socio-economic policies. The associations she draws between the objects she assembles in relation to her finished works is not dissimilar to the way that micro and macro economics work to show how separate things come together to inform a broader understanding of the bigger picture. Giant barcodes are formed from plastic containers placed alongside deprecated technologies like old cell phones, various monetary instruments are created from cheap and colorful plastic beads, and large razor wire fences are assembled from hundreds of gold chains and bits of lost or discarded jewelry. Insua uses color and texture to lure viewers to explore her work in detail and simultaneously examine our relationship to the objects we see. Check out this episode to learn more about the concepts and processes that frame Insua's work. Also be sure to visit out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of the artwork that we talk about on the podcast. We release new episodes of The Open Call every 2 weeks however we will be taking some time off in December for the holidays. Listen to some of our past episodes to get caught up and we will be back in January 2022 with  new episodes. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, Judah Bachmann for creating a new version of our podcast music and for sound engineering, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Ally Price,  Nikki Cohen, and Erin Miller  who provide production support, web, and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast, hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talk with Conrad Bakker who lives and works in Illinois where he is a  Professor of Art at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Conrad makes carved and painted sculptures of ordinary objects and inserts them into existing economies as a way to challenge value, perception and our relationship with the objects around us. His works range from everyday things like doorstops and electrical cords to generation defining icons like his large scale crumpled blockbuster sign. He places these objects in consumer contexts and galleries that are often transformed into a provisional marketplace.  Many of Conrad’s projects are participatory. His immersive installations harness the power of nostalgia to encourage conversations about the many political economies associated with a single item.Check out this episode to learn more about the concepts and processes that frame his work. Also be sure to visit out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of the artwork that we talk about on the podcast. New episodes of The Open Call are released every 2 weeks so be sure to check back to discover new artists and learn more about their practice. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, Judah Bachmann for our new music version as well as sound engineering, and to all of our wonderful research assistants:  Erin Miller, Ally Price, and Nikki Cohen who provide production support, web, and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast, hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with Liz Cohen who lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona where she is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. Liz is an multidisciplinary artist who uses performative photography, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, and other materials to upend stereotypes and present new perspectives. Her work brings together themes of love, identity, politics, and belonging and challenges social stereotypes. Liz's projects often take years to complete.  Check out this episode to learn more about her art, working process, and inspirations.Also be sure to visit out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of the artwork that we talk about on the podcast. New episodes of The Open Call are released every 2 weeks so be sure to check back to discover new artists and learn more about their practice. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Erin Miller, Ally Price, Judah Bachmann, and Nikki Cohen who provide production support,  web, and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with Maria Lux who lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington. Maria is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores themes like animal behavior, extinction, and the optimism of science through immersive installations comprised of multiple parts. Her work often employs humor to probe serious subjects. Check out this episode to learn more about her art, working process, and inspirations.Also check out our Instagram -- @the_open_call_podcast -- where we share images of the artwork that we talk about on the podcast. This episode kicks off Season 3 of The Open Call. Check back every 2 weeks to learn about future guests. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Erin Miller, Ally Price, Judah Bachmann, and Nikki Cohen who provide production support,  web, and social media design.
Season Three Trailer

Season Three Trailer

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Welcome to a new season of The Open Call Podcast. We are glad to be back with new episodes featuring conversations with some of our favorite artists. In seeking guests for Season 3, we invited guest artists whose work reflects the contemporary landscape and explores issues including sustainability, gender, identity, human behavior, desire, culture, race, and existence. The Open Call Podcast features short episodes that provide access to some of the insightful research and practices that influence our guests’ artwork. Through our conversations we share stories about the entanglement of art and life from artists engaging with a range of disciplines and research practices.We hope that you will join us bi-weekly beginning on October 21st. Please reach out to us anytime with thoughts and feedback. We would love to hear from you. 
The Open Call Podcast hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with Barbara Schreiber who lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina. Barbara is a painter whose work explores big ideas articulated through small moments. She describes her practice as combining pretty pictures with ugly subjects. Though her work carries political, social, and psychological undertones, she avoids direct commentary in favor of exploring moods and feelings through a domestic lens. Through the use of dark humor, her narrative paintings address threats presented by development, natural and human-made disaster, greed, or obliviousness. Barbara Schreiber's paintings deftly embed challenging content into quiet works that expand as the viewer considers the image before them. Barbara’s work is deeply intuitive and she sensitively explores interior worlds in her meticulous and richly detailed landscapes, animals and characters. In addition to the podcast, we keep an active Instagram where we share images of the artwork that we talk about. Discover our Instagram @the_open_call_podcast. This episode wraps up Season 2 of The Open Call. Check back for Season 3 in early fall. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Erin Miller and Alyssia Price who provide our web and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with  Joelle Dietrick. Joelle is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in digital and physical realms, creating conceptual artworks that thematically champion the individual in the face of large economic systems, and inevitably, those system failures. Joelle's studio practice is steeped in research, reacting to current social and political events. Her work is often characterized by warped architectural elements, large scale shifts and bright color. In her work, she calls into question the relationship between person, place, and the concealed global systems that govern our everyday lives. In addition to her independent studio practice, Joelle also collaborates with her husband, Owen Mundy, who is an artist and coder. Together with Joelle’s background in painting, illustration, and design, they pool their skill sets to expand their approach to subjects and create interactive artworks that extend into the public sphere. There is often an educational component to their collaborative work, exposing surveillance capitalism and digital trackers, and reminding us to balance our virtual interactions with those in the material world. Their collaborative works often break free from the gallery and engage the viewer through more accessible platforms like public spaces, websites, and our cell phones: bringing awareness of the symbiotic relationship between all of these spaces. Joelle is on the faculty at Davidson in North Carolina School. New podcast episodes are released bi-weekly on Thursdays. In addition to the podcast, we keep an active Instagram where we share images of the artwork that we talk about. Discover our Instagram @the_open_call_podcast. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Erin Miller and Alyssia Price who help with web and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast hosted by Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with  Michelle Forsyth who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Michelle creates richly detailed artworks that combine a multitude of artistic practices including painting, sculpture, fabric and clothing design, printmaking and photography, as well as others. She designs new patterns as a way to mark her identity: hand drawing films, which are then screen-printed onto fabric, and sewn into the garments that she wears in her “Improvisations” photographs. She thinks of these layered patterns as painterly skins that simultaneously evade and describe her individuality. Michelle has advanced stage Parkinson’s and over the course of her artistic career, she has had to contend with the increasing physical limitations of her body. Because her work is often characterized by very labor intensive processes, her hand has effectively marked the progression of her disease. Michelle is an Associate Professor at OCAD, Ontario College of Art & Design University where she teaches painting and graduate studies.New podcast episodes are released bi-weekly on Thursdays. In addition to the podcast, we keep an active Instagram where we share images of the artwork that we talk about. Discover our Instagram @the_open_call_podcast. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Erin Miller and Alyssia Price who help with web and social media design.
The Open Call Podcast hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with  Elizabeth Alexander. Elizabeth creates intricate installations and sculptural collages from deconstructed wall paper. Her installations often present objects associated with domestic spaces. They are impeccably cast and then covered in lush floral cut-outs. Often the work looks like it is in the process of decay or growth and she presents her work as a way to interrogate the ways that the home influences public life and vice versa. Her interdisciplinary installations touch on themes of domestic power dynamics, class, and the home as a site of generative ideologies. Her work asks the question, "what if the objects embody the emotions of the people in the space?" Elizabeth also performs in her work. Elizabeth is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem where she teaches sculpture.New podcast episodes are released bi-weekly on Thursdays. In addition to the podcast, we keep an active Instagram where we share images of the artwork that we talk about. Discover our Instagram @the_open_call_podcast. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Ainsley Coty, Syd Cole, Erin Miller, Alyssia Price, and Christian Pruitt who help with production.
The Open Call Podcast hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg, features conversations with contemporary artists about their work. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with   Lauren Frances Adams. Lauren is a contemporary artist who is well-known for her paintings and installations that  question recorded histories and what is left out. Her  practice is deeply rooted in research and she uses the language of the decorative arts to pull past history into the present. She works across many media including painting, sculpture, and architectural installation. Lauren is a full-time painting faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art [MICA] in Baltimore. New podcast episodes are released bi-weekly on Thursdays. In addition to the podcast, we keep an active Instagram where we share images of the artwork that we talk about. Discover our Instagram @the_open_call_podcast. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing our Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our wonderful research assistants:  Ainsley Coty, Syd Cole, Erin Miller, Alyssia Price, and Christian Pruitt who help with production.
The Open Call Podcast hosts conversations centered around contemporary art and is hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg. In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talked with  Ethan Murrow. Ethan is an internationally known artist who primarily works with painting and drawing through a practice of research, experimentation and play. He works across many media including painting, drawing, illustrated books, and larger-than-life wall installations. He collaborates frequently with his partner, Vita Murrow, and several trusted assistants. Ethan is a professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University and serves as Graduate Drawing and Painting Director. New podcast episodes are released bi-weekly on Thursdays. In addition to the podcast, we keep an active Instagram where we share images of the artwork we talk about. Our Instagram at #the_open_call_podcast. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing the Intro/Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our research assistants: Syd Cole, Ainsley Coty, Erin Miller, Alyssia Price, and Christian Pruitt who help with production.
The Open Call Podcast hosts conversations centered around contemporary art and is hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg. We share images of the artwork we discuss on our Instagram at #the_open_call_podcast. Another feature is that we ask each guest to give shoutouts to other artists and organizations and we feature their shoutouts on our Instagram too. New episodes are released every Thursday and our Instagram is active 5 days a week. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing the Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our interns: Alyssia Price, Erin Miller, Syd Cole, Ainsley Coty, and Christian Pruitt.In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talk with  Io Palmer. Io is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Pullman, Washington. She creates large-scale installations with humble materials to investigate ideas of access, and belonging. Io's work is richly surfaced and walks the line between beauty and kitsch, borrowing from the decorative arts to lure the viewer into an exploration of existing architecture in order to question how spaces can divide, as well as bring us together.  Join us as we catch up with Io Palmer and learn more about her work.
The Open Call Podcast hosts conversations centered around contemporary art and is hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg. We share images of the artwork we discuss on our Instagram at #the_open_call_podcast. Another feature is that we ask each guest to give shoutouts to other artists and organizations and we feature their shoutouts on our Instagram too. New episodes are released every Thursday and our Instagram is active 5 days a week. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing the Intro/Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our research assistants: Syd Cole, Ainsley Coty, Erin Miller, Alyssia Price, and Christian Pruitt who help with production.In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talk with  Veronica Jackson. Veronica is a conceptual artist with an MFA in Visual and Critical Studies and a background in architecture and exhibition design. Her work  investigates her experience as a black woman in America and centers around themes of invisibility, hyper-visibility, and devaluation. In this episode we will hear more about her work and hear stories surrounding themes in her work. Join us as we catch up with Veronica Jackson. 
The Open Call Podcast is back with a new season of artist interviews. We launch our first episode on March 11. We hope that you will tune in for that conversation with Veronica Jackson and subscribe to The Open Call Podcast with co-hosts Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg
The Open Call Podcast hosts conversations centered around contemporary art and is hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg. We share images of the artwork we discuss on our Instagram at #the_open_call_podcast. Another feature is that we ask each guest to give shoutouts to other artists and organizations and we feature their shoutouts on our Instagram too. New episodes are released every Thursday and our Instagram is active 5 days a week. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing the Intro/Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our research assistants: Syd Cole, Ainsley Coty, Erin Miller, Alyssia Price, and Christian Pruitt who help with production.In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we talk with Mike Calway-Fagan who has been curating exhibitions for Stove Works. Stove Works is a new, multi-platform contemporary arts organization whose mission is to amplify the voices of artists in the SouthEast. We will learn more about Stove Works and their mission, get an in-depth look at Mike's curatorial practice, and hear about his own studio practice. Join us for our last podcast of Season 1 as we catch up with Mike Calway-Fagan and learn more about Stove Works.
The Open Call Podcast hosts conversations centered around contemporary art and is hosted by Laura Tanner and Anne Stagg. We share images of the artwork we discuss on our Instagram at #the_open_call_podcast. Another feature is that we ask each guest to give shoutouts to other artists and we feature those artists on our Instagram too. New episodes are released every Thursday and our Instagram is active 5 days a week. Special thanks to Susan Cooper for voicing the Intro/Outro, Scott Stagg for composing our music, and to our research assistants: Syd Cole, Ainsley Coty, Erin Miller, Alyssia Price, and Christian Pruitt who help with production.In this episode of The Open Call Podcast, we will talk with Sharon Dynak and Tracey Kikut who together direct The Ucross Foundation. We will learn more about their highly esteemed residency program which are currently operating at 50% capacity due to COVID-19. We will learn about their many partnerships with other organizations and find out about how they are staying connected to their community as they continue their mission to serve artists, writers, and composers during the pandemic. Join us as we discover many of the wonderful things that make Ucross an esteemed residency program.
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