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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Artist Interview: Becky Yazdan

Words of the day: layer. linen. weird. excavation. Alice. Neel.

This episode’s guest is Becky Yazdan, a painter who splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and Maplewood, NJ.
In our interview conversation we talk show prep for her solo exhibition titled Aftermath at The Front gallery NYC,
with an opening reception Thursday December 8th 2022 from 6 to 8 pm. And that is at 131 Chrystie Street New York, NY.

We also talk a bit about the early days in Becky’s journey in art and the traditional methods of preparing her linen used for painting which provides a perfect surface for producing truly amazing layering techniques. And stay for a rich glimpse into the content in the work as well.

Also in the episode is a multi-part question submitted by previous Ahtcast guest Sarah Boyts Yoder…(thanks Sarah!).

Listen below for more...


Circling the Drain, 60x60 inches, mixed media on canvas, 2020

Fissure, 48x48 inches, mixed media on canvas, 2022

 Comparing Notes, 60x60 inches, mixed media on canvas, 2020

 Facade, 12x12 inches, mixed media on linen on panel, 2022

Systematic Self Destruction, 60x60 inches, mixed media on canvas, 2022

 Becky Yazdan with her work
Audio interview with the artist:

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The artist's website: Becky Yazdan
 instagram: @beckyyazdan
a solo show featuring Becky Yazdan opens December 8th 2022 with a reception from 6 to 8 pm
at The Front gallery
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 
Aftermath runs through January 15th, 2023

Mentioned in the interview:

Alice Neel
Forrest Bess
Sarah Boyts Yoder - thanks for your interview question!

And thanks for listening!

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