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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Artist Interview: Heather Yip

Hashtags of the day: #thevoid #garfield #investigational #myth #poetry


Heather Yip, based in British Columbia, Canada, joins ahtcast to talk all things contemporary communication and how it fits nicely, and not so nicely into our lives. Heather's art practice translates her ideas into assemblage, painting, poetry. We talk medium and themes behind the work quite a bit, and it all turns into a conversation about tablets, cell phones and the possibilities and limitations of such devices for making art, and for interactions with other people. Listen below for more!




"Weighty Transmission”, Floor and Wall Assemblage Dimensions Variable, 2019, Paint, pencil, Spray Paint, Found objects.




 "Bounce Back”, 54” x 48” and various floor dimensions, 2019, Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas and Found Objects.





 "Veils and Voids-Inside and Outside of the Interface”, 10” x 8”, 2019, paint, wire, cord, fringe on and around stretched canvas.




 "Your Time is Up!", 20” x 16”, 2019, Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas.



 "Whisper Game”, 54” x 48” and various floor dimensions, 2019, Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas and Found Objects.





 The artist's website: Heather Yip 





Audio interview with the artist: 






Heather Yip at play 






Mentioned in the conversation:
Garfield
Snoopy
David Hockney
Austin Lee
Mandy Lyn Ford 
Get Smart
Ree Morton
Eva Hess
Marcel Duchamp
Robert Rauschenberg



Thank you for listening! 



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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Artist Interview: Thomas Flanagan

Words of the day: jazz. experience. feel. sound. vibration.

Painter Thomas Flanagan joins ahtcast from Brunswick, Maine for this episode. We talk studio space, how Maine influences his work, as well as music both in and out of the studio. Early experiences in art school, and how Tom came to use the tools currently part of his studio life! Listen below for more...


A Shot In The Dark, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
51” x 40"
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Unquiet, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
51” x 40"
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Beg, Borrow & Steal, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
80” x 66"
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The artist's website:  Thomas Flanagan




Audio interview with the artist:







Thomas Flanagan in his studio



Mentioned in the interview: 

Nick Drake
Peter Halley
Willem de Kooning
Joan Mitchell 



Thanks for listening! 





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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Artist Interview: Kevin Callaghan

Words of the day: bank. relevant. trust. time. forever.

Kevin Callaghan, artist based in Glasgow, joins ahtcast for this interview. Kevin shares a bit about color and how it might just need to be dynamic in order to be released from his studio. He also talks scale as a result of my bringing up the word "artifact" when reacting to an aspect of his work. 

Kevin later humors me in offering to answer my "What is Utopian philosophy?" question. Somehow Rihanna's music follows us into that stream of conversation. Listen below for more! (some strong language).




 Ceramic




 Ceramic





 LA 2
C & C birch ply, auto spray
43cm x 40 cm x 2cm / 17 x 15 x 1 inches





 LA 5 
C & C birch ply, auto spray
65cm x 65cm x 2cm / 25 x 25 x 1 inches







The artist's website: Kevin Callaghan








Audio interview with the artist: 
 





Artists etc. brought up in the interview:

Bridget Riley
Donald Judd
Peter Voulkos
Peter Carroll
Thomas More
Rosanjin
Picasso
*Please pardon those I have missed. 




Thanks for listening! 





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