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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Artist Interview: Caroline Doherty

 Megaphone by Caroline Doherty

Welcome. I recently had a great conversation, with Rhode Island Artist, Caroline Doherty. Please enjoy this collection of snippets from our chat. I will be posting our full conversation very soon! Thank you for visiting.





Caroline Doherty Interview teaser by the Phil (EP)



The Artist's Website: Caroline Doherty


Full Conversation: click


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Artist Interview: Clare Price

London based Artist, Clare Price, discusses her practice, inspirations and techniques. Spare, yet complex works that bridges the gap between digital and physical Art. Paintings that take a dimensional existence within the two-dimensional format. Great Art quotes in this one, listen in below.



See The sunlight 
153 x 178cm 
Oil Paint, Acrylic gouache, spray paint and household laquers on canvas 
2011




See The sunlight (detail)






There's something missing in your soul 
153 x 178cm 
Oil Paint, Acrylic gouache, spray paint and household laquers on canvas 
2011






Gonna fight and tear it up in a hypernation for you 
267 x 162cm
Acrylic gouache, spray paint and household laquers on canvas 
2010





Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah 
260 x 169cm
Acrylic gouache, spray paint and household laquers on canvas 
2010







Clare Price during her talk at her residency, Cortijada los Gazquez in Spain.




 Artist website: Clare Price



audio interview with the artist:





Names mentioned in the discussion:

Joan Mitchell
Helen Frankenthaler
Peter Lanyon
Patrick Heron
Albert Oehlen
Thomas Scheibitz
Blinky Palermo
Alex Hubbard
Andy Warhol
Turner
Ingres
Gillian Ayres
Bridget Riley

Matthew Collings
Paul Valery


(podcast intro/outro music: Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Artist Interview: Damien Hoar de Galvan

Picking up a riff - and/or, spell-check will save me - and/or, text me baby. Communication and feedback. Sometimes through my headphones. Other times via the click of the mouse. Color, material etc. can make you laugh sometimes. The work and thoughts of Boston based Artist, Damien Hoar de Galvan. Listen below!






untitled (bookcase)
2008
wood, books, casters
44" x 17 1/4" x 13 1/2"






untitled
2009
oil, acrylic on canvas
6" x 8"








i don't know
2011
scrap wood
24" x 9"







painting for tim kinsella
2010
oil on canvas
10" x 8"







untitled
2011
scrap wood, paint




Artist website: Damien Hoar de Galvan




Audio interview with the artist:



Artists mentioned in the conversation:

Chris Martin
Sergej Jensen
David Shrigley
Tucker Nichols

Gallery: Carroll and Sons

...and last but not least:
Joan of Arc (the band)





(podcast intro music: Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips. Also in the episode is the music of Joan of Arc)




Sunday, September 25, 2011

Artist Interview: Brad Fesmire

Well crafted, efficient and immediate delivery of both visual and verbal expression. Join me with artist, Brad Fesmire, as he talks about art awareness and the importance of seeing work in person, as it relates to process and experience. Please listen below for more.


Hot Soft Light - 73" x 120.5"







Last of the Lions - 71" x 114"







Untitled (Pink Popper) - 75" x 67.5"





Artist Website: Brad Fesmire





Audio interview with the artist:



 
 
 
 
Artists etc. mentioned in the interview:

Richard Serra
Frank Stella
Kim Dorland
Ellsworth Kelly
Willem de Kooning
Bill Jensen
Fabian Marcaccio
 
The James Kalm Report
The Brooklyn Rail

 Walter Benjamin - Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction



(podcast intro/outro music: Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Artist Interview: Sam Duket.

Forms, Finishes and Fittings. Listen in on the conversation with Providence, RI based "maker of things" Sam Duket. Interesting takes on the label of "Artist" and how Art "is what it is". Listen below for more! (Some strong language)





"Big Blue (Sexy Shad)"; 72"W x 12"H x 8"D; Acrylic Lacquer on Fiberglass and Wood








"Buoy"; 12"W x 36"H x 7"D; Enamel on Fiberglass and Wood











"Darth Vader"; 20"W x 40"H x 4"D; Epoxy on Wood and Foam






Artist Website: Sam Duket




Interview with the Artist:






Artists mentioned in the talk:
Brad Fesmire
Martin Puryear




(podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)




Friday, August 5, 2011

Artist Interview: Sean Naftel

Materials and Community Found. Mini-narratives of distraction. Process of intervention and collaboration. Join ahtcast in this podcast interview with NY Artist, Sean Naftel. Listen below for more! (Some strong language)



Epic in Places






Formerly mpd




















Artist's website: Sean Naftel






Audio interview with the artist below:





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Artists and Resources mentioned in the interview:


Peacock
Erin Treacy
Caroline Doherty
Ed Kienholtz
Tom Sachs
John Armleder
Joseph Beuys
Matthew Ritchie 
 
Rhizome
Kickstarter
Fundit
NYFA





(podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)





Monday, July 4, 2011

Fundraiser Tee.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/philthequiet/works/7417217-ahtcast



In celebration of securing the ahtcast.com domain and the growing nature of the project, I have designed a t-shirt available for sale on RedBubble!
I long to create a better sounding interview.  I am in the process of shopping for new equipment to do so.  Every tee sale will go towards the cause, so please visit the link above and SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT!  Thanks so much - Phillip J. Mellen - host of ahtcast.



Sunday, June 5, 2011

Artist Interview: Mitchell Johnson

Color, Color, Color. The Assembling of a Journey relevant to Human Experience in Art and the Vivid Conversation with it's Rich History. The thoughts of West Coast based Artist, Mitchell Johnson...listen below.





"Alta Plaza (Couple)," 2009-2011
22"x28" inches
oil/linen
Courtesy I. Wolk Gallery




"Alta Plaza (Pelican)," 2009-2011
20"x24" inches
oil/linen
Courtesy I. Wolk Gallery





"Shiny Thread," 2010-2011
46"x72" inches
oil/linen
Courtesy I. Wolk Gallery






"Sri Lanka," 2010-2011
44"x72" inches
oil/linen
Courtesy I. Wolk Gallery






Artist Website: Mitchell Johnson






Interview with the artist:
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Image links for Artists Mentioned in the Interview:
Art Galleries Mentioned:





(intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)






Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Returning in June..

ahtcast will be returning in June with more new Artist Interviews!  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Artist Interview: Clem Crosby

Fluidity found on a smooth surface. Harmony of line and sometimes stroke conducted musical. Join ahtcast with London based Artist, Clem Crosby, as he talks inspiration and how Art is a truly "fun" thing to do! Listen below.




King Heroin, 2011
oil on Formica
30 x 24 x 1.25 in
Courtesy: George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles and San Francisco and the artist
Copyright: the artist










Prophet, 2011
oil on Formica
30 x 24 x 1.25 in
Courtesy: George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles and San Francisco and the artist
Copyright: the artist











Vintage Valve, 2011
oil on Formica
30 x 24 x 1.25 in
Courtesy: George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles and San Francisco and the artist
Copyright: the artist



Artist Website: Clem Crosby


Audio interview with the Artist:







(podcast intro/outro music: Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Artist Interview: David LaMorte

Concept, Content and some inks. Perhaps wood at times. Visit NJ Artist David Lamorte's thoughts on Art education, process and his journey in development, thus far, in art. Listen below...












Untitled.
collage.
2007







M-16s.
wood, foam, cardboard, handmade paper, steel, astro turf. 300, 40" M-16s.
2005





polygon tank 2









Red vs. Blue.
wood, Plexiglass, colored pegs, florescent lights. 4'x3'.
2005.








Artist Website: David LaMorte






Audio interview with the artist below:




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(podcast intro/outro music: Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)




Thursday, March 31, 2011

Artist Interview: Federico Saenz Recio

Natural findings and a secret language discovered. Translations of the uncertain, brought forward through the abstract. Join ahtcast in this virtual visit with the thoughts and process of Artist Federico Saenz Recio. Listen below.






  

IT'S NOT ABOUT WORKING HARD, IT'S ABOUT WORKING FROM THE HEART
Acrylic graphite pastel on canvas
66 x 80
inches





 








NATURE PROVIDES EVERYTHING WE NEED
Acrylic graphite pastel on canvas
48 x 68 inches










LOVE IS THE HEALING OF THE SPIRIT
Acrylic graphite and pastel on canvas
36 x 72
inches





















Artist's website: Federico Saenz Recio





Audio interview with the artist below:





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(podcast intro/outro music: Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)




Sunday, March 13, 2011

Artist Interview: Mia Brownell

Chiaroscuro - A word borrowed from Italian ("light and shade" or "dark") referring to the modeling of volume by depicting light and shade by contrasting them boldly. (source: artlex.com)

Masterful technique applied with the twist of an expressive modern design sense. In this episode we visit the thoughts and process of Artist Mia Brownell. Via her paintings, we are taken into the essence of life and light. Listen below.





Artist Mia Brownell









Still Life with Gastric Peptide, 2010. Oil on canvas, 30x36 inches









Still Life with the Appearance of Reality, 2008-2010. Oil on canvas, 78x98 inches.








Still Life with Sympathy for Eve, 2007. Oil on Canvas, 30x48 inches.










Still Life with Double Helix, 2007. Oil on Canvas, 42x32 inches.









Still Life with Cell Signal, 2010. Oil on canvas.  16x20 inches






Artist's website: Mia Brownell






Audio interview with the artist:



 
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One of the painter's mentioned in the Interview:  Zuexis -  he is said to have painted grapes so naturally that the birds flew in to peck at them!

(podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Artist Interview: M P Landis

Kinetic movements of hand, atop planes and fields of imagined earth and stone. As pliable paper takes on the appearance of an object as part of the space between Maker and Viewer. Join ahtcast in this talk with Artist M P Landis. Listen below.






Artist M P Landis









Cask Hoop (installation shot)










in process










wd 4404
mixed media on folded paper
10 x 8.5"
november 2009











wd4542
mixed media on folded paper
8.5 x 9.75"
april 2010











wd 4738
mixed media on folded paper
9.75 x 8.5"
october 2010




Artist's website: M P Landis




Interview with the Artist:


Part One:










Part Two:









(podcast intro/outro music: Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)