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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Artist Interview: Cat Balco

Words of the day: joy. newness. magic. manual. looking.

In this episode I have a conversation with Hamden, Connecticut painter Cat Balco. Cat shares how she manages time and how having lots of time doesn't necessarily make good paintings. We also talk about the series of paintings in her current show My Exploding Stars. Cat fills us in on where these paintings came from in process, and how a studio visit can really be valuable to ones own progression. Listen below for more...

Blue Diamond
60 x 60 inches
Acrylic on canvas

Large Red Reach
72 x 72 inches
Acrylic on canvas

Wide Open Angles
72 x 72 inches
Acrylic on canvas

The artist's website: Cat Balco

Audio interview: 

Mentioned in the conversation:

Robert Reed
Jonathan Gregg
Joanna Newsom - the song: Sawdust and Diamonds
Saxon Shore
Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
St. Augustine

My Exploding Stars
526 West 26th Street
Suite 417
New York, NY
Through Saturday February 1st 2020

Thank you for listening!

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



Monday, January 20, 2020

Artist Interview: Renee Robbins | Part One and Part Two

Words of the day: microscopic. invented. cinematic. fantastical. Chicago.

This episode features Chicago based painter Renee Robbins. I think it's safe to say that there is plenty of enthusiasm on display in this interview regarding sea creatures, titling artwork, connecting with biologists, working in a series, and public artwork... 

If possible, I encourage you to check out Renee's work as you listen, especially the Daily Drawing series she had going through the course of one year!
The link for that page on her website: Daily Drawing series by Renee Robbins

Listen below for more...

 Buried Treasure
36 x 36 inches
acrylic on canvas 

48 x 72 inches
acrylic on canvas

 Hydrothermal Eyes
16 x 20 inches
acrylic on canvas

 Moon Pollinators 
36 x 36 inches
acrylic on canvas

 Siren Song
48 x 72 inches
acrylic on canvas

Audio interview with the artist:

Part One:

Part Two:

Renee Robbins in her studio

Mentioned in the conversation (in Part One and Part Two):

Dr. Seuss
The Nightmare Before Christmas movie
Annihilation movie

Martina Nehrling
Kerry James Marshall
Gwendolyn Brooks
Inka Essenhigh
Lee Bontecou
Barbara Takenaga
Fred Tomaselli
Rex Ray
Paul Henry Ramirez
Philip Taaffe
Terry Winters
Lari Pittman
Elisabeth Condon
Alexander Ross
Alexis Rockman
Faith Wilding
Elliot Green
Eugene von Bruenchenheim
Tiffany Bozic
Kelsey Brooks
Hieronymous Bosch
Jenny Kendler
Chris Garofalo
Nicole Gordon
Ebony Patterson
Bruce Riley
Ruben Aguirre
Michiko Itani
Alison Ruttan
Geoffery Todd Smith
Paul Nudd
Kale Tunnessen
Raul Ortiz
Robin Dluzen
Vincent van Gogh
Nikki Renee Anderson

Bad at Sports podcast - founded by Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland and Amanda Browder
The Franklin - Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan
A Field Guide to Color: A Watercolor Workbook - Lisa Solomon
I Like Your Work Podcast - Erika b Hess


Thank you for listening! 

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