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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Artist Interview: Marion Lane

California based artist, Marion Lane, joins ahtcast and reveals aspects of her process and practice. Lane's philosophy on working is as fluid as her paintings would suggest. Highly experimental techniques, that didn't develop overnight, are executed in a masterful way. Listen in as we discuss the importance of the internet and building and supporting an artist community for oneself. Interesting takes on creative block and letting the process naturally unfold are also part of this episode. Listen below for more! 

24 in square
acrylic on panel 2012

 Well Hello Kitty Cat
46 in square
acrylic on panel 2013

 Sunset Alley Tamale
46 in square 
acrylic on panel 2013

Wild West
 Acrylic on Panel
 46 in. square 2013

The artist's website: Marion Lane

Audio interview with the artist:

Artist quote that Marion Lane would like to share:

"Painting is paint on a flat surface.
Nothing more nothing less.
Make something happen there, I dare you."

-artist statement by Doug Edge 2013

Below is an exceptional video detailing Lane's process as she works. You will notice the skillful way the paint is handled and even get some nice glimpses into the mysterious techniques used. Worth watching:

Lane would like to thank the community of artists in Los Angeles, as well as the community of artists on-line that she has connected with.

(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen. Outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Artist Interview: Julie Torres, Brian Edmonds: Artist as Curator

To curate. To collaborate. To D.I.Y. Join ahtcast in this conversation with Julie Torres and Brian Edmonds. Both artists and curators etc. In this episode, they have shared the details of their experiences in curating along with a bit about their other projects and things on the horizon. Listen in as we are taken into how their respective projects have come together via connecting with other artists, both at home and abroad. Torres and Edmonds continue to delight with their projects and show no signs of an end in sight. Artists that curate. 
I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as I have. Listen in below!

Julie Torres collaborating with Justine Frischmann in San Rafael
(photo: Justine Frischmann)

 Brian Edmonds in his studio

Julie Torres and Brian Edmonds in Conversation:

*UPDATE: For info on "Do It Yourself" B.O.S. 2014, 10 exhibitions under one roof, curated by artists from around the U.S. and organized by Julie Torres, please visit this link: Do It Yourself BOS 2014

Projects by Julie Torres:

W.I.L.A.Y. 2013 coverage on Paul Behnke's blog, Structure and Imagery: W.I.L.A.Y. 2013 

Julie Torres' website: Julie Torres 

Projects by Brian Edmonds:

Brian Edmonds' website: Brian Edmonds 

Artists etc. mentioned in the conversation:

Jason Andrew, Norte Maar
Joy Curtis, Mike Olin, Pioneers of Inspration
Paul D'Agostino, Centotto
Curating Contemporary
Neon Sky (web hosting)
John Elderfield 
Julian Schnabel
"Heroes" at Small Black Door: Covered by James Kalm Rough Cut on YouTube
T. J. Donovan
Sabine Tress
Paul Behnke
Vincent Hawkins
Karl Bielek
Inga Dalrymple
Fred Valentine
Julie Alexander

and coming soon:
Curating Contemporary Projects by Brian Edmonds

Works by the guests:

Julie Torres
Untitled, 18x14 Acrylic on Canvas  
Ground Floor Gallery 2013
(photo courtesy Anne Russinof)

 Brian Edmonds
Morning Lightning (2013)  
36 x 36 in. 
Acrylic, paint stick, and pastel on board

W.I.L.A.Y. BOS 2013 participating artists at Imogen Holloway
(photo by Lorna Milburn)

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