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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Artist Interview: Andrew Tedesco

Words of the day: poetic. tactile. inspired. community. driven.

New Bedford, Massachusetts based painter, spoken word poet, and food enthusiast Andrew Tedesco featured on this episode. Lots to dig into on this one. Andrew shares in-depth accounts on decisions made, along with the struggles, surrounding art school, sticking with visual path of imagery he feels is important to talk about, poetry and painting and how they are siblings in his practice, and more.

Stay tuned...because you will also find out who he would like to entertain for dinner, and Mr. Tedesco performs some original spoken word on this recording! Listen on the player below...(contains some strong language)


6 x 8 ft
Oil, tar, aerosol, graphite charcoal shellac on canvas
 50x47 inches
Aerosol, acrylic, charcoal on paper

 One of us is the killer
36 x 60 inches
Acrylic charcoal & aerosol on canvas

Mistah Dounte
Acrylic & charcoal on panel 
36x 60 inches
Acrylic, aerosol, charcoal & marker on canvas



Andrew Tedesco on instagram: @bad_andy_art



Audio interview (some strong language, just a heads-up!):

Mentioned in the interview:

Todd McFarlane

Sarah Kay

Andrew Salgado

Gary Vee

Hanif Abdurraqib

Jenny Morgan

I Like Your Work podcast

Dena Haden

Co+ Creative Center

Kat Knutsen

Kate Frazer Rego

Mark Phelan

 Anomaly Poetry on instagram: @anomaly.poetry

Submitted interview questions by Nick LeBlanc of Domesticated Primate! Instagram: @domprimpub -Thanks for your questions Nick!



  Thank you for listening! 



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




Monday, October 26, 2020

Judith Kruger Interview

Words of the day: actions. rain. process. paradox. touch.

Western Connecticut based Judith Kruger joins ahtcast for a great chat about materials and experiences surrounding the nature of her art practice. 

After making many trips to Japan throughout her artistic career Judith has certainly developed her thoughts on alchemy and how it is a fitting description for her hands on methods of making art. She also has some interesting takes on the nature of what surrounds us every day...listen in for more below!


Healing Water Study, 2020, minerals, sumi, 23k gold on paper, 20”x16”






Portion of studio wall of only a sampling of Kruger's current large works on paper- relief monotypes. She is now adding handwork- drawing, painting, piercing, burning and metal oxidation- mostly made with natural resources.  







Between Earth and Sky, 2020, minerals, mixed media on linen, 

42” x 58”     






 A photo of one of the “Exhale” drawings Judith made at her home while the studio was inaccessible in April.  

Exhale, 2020, graphite, black oxide, sumi on paper, 14” x 11”.







ZERO is the Beginning, 2020, soil, minerals on paper and linen, 24”x18”



Audio Interview:



Judith Kruger's website: Judith Kruger

 instagram: @judithkrugerstudio


Mentioned in the interview:


Jackson Pollock

Andy Warhol

Philip Pearlstein

Joseph Fitzpatrick

Jack Whitten - Notes From the Woodshed

Richard Tuttle - A Fair Sample of Collected Writings

Paulus Berensohn - To Spring From the Hand

Sigmar Polke

Alberto Burri

Teresita Fernandez

Lucio Fontana

Ed Moses

Sterling Ruby 

Pierre Soulages


Artists who submitted interview questions for Judith Kruger:

Marvin Hoffmann

Dena Haden 

Thank you Dena and Marvin!


Current exhibitions featuring Judith's work:



Thanks for listening! 


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