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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Artist Interview: T J Donovan

T J Donovan, a South Dakota native finishing his studies in Chicago, discusses his work and philosophies on art making. Donovan likes to preserve a space for abstract making and direct address in his work. He believes that working through a creative block is important, and feels that action will automatically "yield to something different." Listen in as he also describes his experience on playing with the work in different contexts, and how that it may or may not change how the work is received, both for him and the viewer. Audio interview can be found below. (some strong language)

 10.25 x 6 x 1.5" oil paint and craft rubber foam on board

 Website image

 Object that appears in the video: "Jesus Fucking Christ, my hand looks like shit" found on Vimeo.

 9.25 x 8.75 x.75" oil paint and craft rubber foam on board

 8.5 x 6 x 2" oil paint and craft rubber foam on plastic

The Artist's website: T J Donovan

Video above titled "Muffled Lightning"

Audio Interview with the artist:

 T J Donovan

Artists etc. mentioned in the interview:

Harvey Dunn
Piet Mondrian
Theo Van Doesburg 
Wassily Kandinsky
Dana Degiulio
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Robert Hotchkiss Thomson
Andres Torres
Irena Botea

 (podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips. Also featuring music by Heroic Doses)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Artist Interview: Julia Schwartz

Santa Monica, California artist, Julia Schwartz, joins ahtcast for this interview. Schwartz describes how she paints regardless of creative block and feels that social media has become a great artist community. Schwartz goes on to detail how she is open to the world and how it unfolds, and takes her experiences into the studio. "The more I've been painting, the more wordless I become." Listen below!

 Dummkopf 2013 oil on board 10x8 inches

 little drop of sunlight, 2013 oil on linen, 14x11 inches

 studio view 2012 oil on linen 10x8 inches

 ice XXV (after the visit) 2011 oil on canvas 20x20 inches

narcissus on the rocks, 2012 oil on canvas 24x18 inches

The Artist's website: Julia Schwartz 

Audio interview with the artist:

Julia Schwartz in her studio

Artists etc. mentioned in the interview:
Brian Edmonds
Curating Contemporary
Figure/Ground Communication
Chas Garabedian
Egon Schiele
Richard Diebenkorn
Nathan Oliveira
Katherine Bradford
James Rosenquist
Margaret Atwood
Jerry Saltz

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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Artist Interview: Ky Anderson

Interview with Brooklyn based artist, Ky Anderson. We chat about her views on how important it is to "work regularly" and to develop good habits when dealing with the internet, as it can become a big distraction. Anderson goes on to detail her upbringing and how she "grew up in a world of pretty amazing and really creative people." Anderson on art: "I love it, it's fun." Listen below.

Protected, 72"x48", acrylic on canvas, 2013

Cloud Weight #1, 30"x22", acrylic on paper, 2013

Blue Figure, 30"x22", acrylic on paper, 2013

Safe, 22"x30", acrylic on paper, 2013

Centered Single, 22"x30", acrylic on paper, 2012

The Artist's website: Ky Anderson

Audio interview:

Ky Anderson 

Artists etc. mentioned in the interview:
Cy Twombly
Eva Hesse
Louise Bourgeois 
Francis Bacon
Terry Winters
Tal R
Silvia Bachli
Carol Rama
Georgia O'keeffe

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)