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76 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Jim Drain - Episode 68
Jim Drain is a multi-disciplinary artist that makes other-worldly sculpture, furniture, and installation-based works. He is also one of the original founders of Fort Thunder--the influential live/work/performance space in Providence, Rhode Island during the 90’s, and a member of Forcefield—the celebrated noise band and artist collective. Jim talks about the stories that can surround a work of art, the presence of family imbedded in his work, knitting as method for unification and the generosity of the craft community, hearing with his eyeballs, collaboration and the third mind, being a present parent and grumpy Dads, teaching undergraduate and high school students, and the irrationality and joys of being an artist. View Jim’s work HERE.Support Deep Color™
73 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Rodrigo Valenzuela - Episode 67
Rodrigo Valenzuela makes photographs, video and installation-based works that consider the value of labor, the language of modernist architecture, and the inefficiency of bureaucracy. Rodrigo talks about how ideas are born out of his process and making, poetic formalism as a layer in his work, getting out of his own way and second guessing as a healthy thought exercise, reading as a key part of his practice, and how friendships and support systems can strengthen an artist’s work. This episode was organized, facilitated, and recorded by artist Matt Rich. View Rodrigo’s work HERE.Support Deep Color™
60 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Phil Sanders - Episode 66
Phil Sanders is a master printer, educator, author and artist, and is the founder and director of PS Marlow—a fine art publisher and creative services consultancy based in Asheville, North Carolina. Phil has worked with celebrated artists like Elizabeth Murray, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler and Chakaia Booker among many others. Phil talks about his new book Prints and Their Makers, learning about the emotional impact of color while collaborating with painter Wayne Thiebaud, the difference between reproductions and prints, prioritizing other artist’s work over his own artwork, the enduring legacy of artist and master printer Robert Blackburn, art history and antiracism, fatherhood and the work/life balance, and how art, artists and our imaginations are vital components of a healthy democracy. Purchase Prints and Their MakersJoin the PATM Book ClubSupport Deep Color
63 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Nikita Gale - Episode 65
Nikita Gale makes sculpture and installation-based work that explores the exchanges and barriers between audience and performer. Nikita talks about how artwork can influence group behavior, protest and dissent as performance, research as a way to pull out ideas, noise and silence as social and political positions, the similarities between studio visits and dating, maintenance and mind-body awareness, and art as an open invitation. See Nikita’s work HERENikita’s culture recommendation: Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang Nikita Gale/Private Dancer at California African American Museum through May 9, 2021Support Deep Color
60 minutes | May 13, 2020
Curtis Talwst Santiago - Episode 64
Curtis Talwst Santiago is a multi-disciplinary artist that makes sculpture, drawings and paintings, performance and video. Curtis talks about pivoting from music to visual art, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, his recent show Can’t I Alter at The Drawing Center in New York, genetic trauma and ancestry as concepts, intuition as an important tool, the complexities of Kanye West, honesty during studio visits and learning to be patient with the process of making art.
58 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Susan Bee - Episode 63
Susan Bee makes energetic oil paintings that feature a mix of female figures in fantastical landscapes, art historical references, geometric abstraction and pictorial invention—all serving as iconic flashpoints for current social and personal struggles. Susan talks about symbolism and being inspired by romance and poetry, inserting herself into someone else’s narrative, how images can represent sound, surrendering meaning and embracing ambiguity, vulnerability during studio visits, the self as primary audience, and feeling completely absorbed by the process of making a painting.
52 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Libby Rothfeld - Episode 62
Libby Rothfeld makes conceptually driven sculpture that combines found objects, photography and drawing, and built wood structures that are often covered with banal hardware store tiles and kitchen counter laminate. Libby talks about the varied ingredients in her studio practice, subdued and faded color palettes as suggestions of time, an interest in the peripheral of our world, formality as feeling, figure skating and the collisions between taste, choice and identity.
66 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Graham Collins - Episode 61
Graham Collins makes sculpture and paintings that often combine complex structures, minimalism and material exploration. Graham talks about his approach to making and how different bodies of work connect and disconnect, thriving off of deadlines, being skeptical of art as a healthy exercise, allowing for fun in studio, small versus big galleries, green smoothies as placebo, how feelings aren’t facts, a desire for meaning to be visible and artist’s as the drivers of culture.
68 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Joshua Abelow - Episode 60
Joshua Abelow makes abstract paintings that feature a mix of geometric patterns, angular bursts, and stick figures that awkwardly vibrate up and through the picture plane. Josh talks about balancing broadness and specificity in his work, his writing and the futility of artist statements, his curatorial project and exhibition space “Freddy”, the value of maintaining a routine, and the similarities between making a mixtape and making a painting.
62 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Erin M. Riley - Episode 59
Erin M. Riley is a fiber-based artist that makes large scale, hand woven tapestries that depict still lives of forlorn objects, scenes of intimacy and self-portraiture. Erin talks about women expressing masculinity through art, selfies as a form of existence, her source material, ritual and the physicality of process, code words as privacy, slowing down and looking, and art as a fundamental survival mechanism.2019 Fall Fundraiser: show and wear your support for Deep Color™ with an artist shirt by episode 38 contributor Maia Ruth Lee. All proceeds go towards off setting the cost of producing Deep Color™ episodes and ensuring excellent future programming. Only a limited number of these shirts will be produced. To view and pre-order, click HERE.
54 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
Jennie Jieun Lee - Episode 58
Jennie Jieun Lee makes ceramic sculpture covered with luscious layers of glaze, and wall works that combine assemblage, drawing and painting. Jennie talks about graduate school as a way to check ego and stretch the brain, otherness and an immigrant’s ear, emotions as appraisals of intelligence, collapsing boundaries between craft and fine art, her glazing strategies, and personal fulfillment through service and art making.2019 Fall Fundraiser: show and wear your support for Deep Color™ with an artist shirt by episode 38 contributor Maia Ruth Lee. All proceeds go towards off setting the cost of producing Deep Color™ episodes and ensuring excellent future programming. Only a limited number of these shirts will be produced. To view and pre-order, click HERE.
58 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Eric White - Episode 57
Eric White makes representational oil paintings that often depict cinematic scenes and unsettling but graceful interactions between people and objects. Eric talks about film as an influence and using reference material, finding ideas in dream states, sleep and painting as obsession, the perverse satisfaction of using tiny brushes, and enjoying all the variables and challenges of making a good painting.2019 Fall Fundraiser: show and wear your support for Deep Color™ with an artist shirt by episode 38 contributor Maia Ruth Lee. All proceeds go towards off setting the cost of producing Deep Color™ episodes and ensuring excellent future programming. Only a limited number of these shirts will be produced. To view and pre-order, click HERE.
64 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Hilary Pecis - Episode 56
Hilary Pecis makes vibrant acrylic paintings that depict still lives, landscapes and domestic interior spaces. Hilary talks about the benefits and challenges of a home studio, translating camera phone photos into dynamic paintings, looking for opportunities to try different types of mark-making and visual vocabularies, throwing a pie at Renoir, her takeaways from working in a contemporary art gallery and the importance of keeping ego in check.Fall/Winter Fundraiser: show and wear your support for Deep Color™ with an artist shirt by episode 38 contributor, Maia Ruth Lee. All proceeds will go towards off setting the cost of producing Deep Color™ episodes and ensuring excellent future programming. Only a limited number of shirts will be produced. To view and pre-order, click HERE.
52 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
Sophie Stone - Episode 55
Sophie Stone makes work that shifts between painting, sculpture, and domestic floor rugs. Sophie talks about the state of ambiguity in her work, allowing materials to use their own muscles, her installation at NADA House on Governor’s Island, stains as gesture and grungy versus polished surfaces, frustration leading to revelation, letting go in studio, and reinterpreting decorative art and beauty.
58 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
Sarah Zapata - Episode 54
Sarah Zapata makes textile-based installations and sculpture. Sarah talks about research, reading and writing as important parts of her process, her sculpture at NADA House on Governor’s Island in New York City, the contentious history of stripes in textiles, writing foot erotica, time as currency, her connection to Evangelicalism, guilt as a driving force and exchanges between craft and contemporary art.
42 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
Heather Hubbs - Episode 53
Heather Hubbs is the Executive Director of The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a non-profit membership organization for art galleries and alternative art spaces. Heather talks about NADA’s history and curatorial vision, the NADA House exhibit on Governor’s Island in NYC, where NADA fits within the landscape of contemporary art fairs, the impact of arts-based social media and online platforms, and a forthcoming NADA fair in Chicago.
61 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Fabienne Lasserre - Episode 52
Fabienne Lasserre makes three-dimensional work that oscillates between sculpture and painting. Fabienne talks about using materials that allow her to change her mind, the process of unthinking and undoing, how color can linger in memory, the indescribable aspects of art, making work that can adapt to its surroundings, a feeling of ease in studio and stubbornness as a guiding principle.
66 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Megan Dickerson - Episode 51
Megan Dickerson is the Senior Exhibitions Manager at The New Children’s Museum in San Diego. Megan talks about identifying as a “play worker,” working at the intersection of the contemporary art world and children’s museums, how kids explore and find agency through play, art materials as potentially “gnawable,” considering physical and emotional risks within an exhibit, re-balancing the relationships between work and play and finding flow, and believing in the immediate potential of children. This recording was organized and facilitated by artist Matt Rich.
44 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
Sean Kelly - Episode 50
Sean Kelly has been a contemporary art dealer for over three decades, establishing a reputation for presenting diverse, intellectually driven and unconventional exhibitions. Sean talks about his role as an Armory Show selection committee member, suggestions on how galleries might prepare a strong and memorable fair application, how his relationship with performance artist Marina Abramovic developed, his podcast “Collect Wisely”, the profound inequities within the world of art, artist’s studios as sacred spaces and slowing down the process of looking at art. This episode was recorded on location at The Armory Show, as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
38 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
Sally Tallant - Episode 49
Sally Tallant is the incoming Director of the Queens Museum in New York and curated the Platform section of the 2019 Armory Show. Sally talks about the different stages of her curatorial process, some of the ideas and artists featured in her current project titled “Worlds of Tomorrow”, the exchanges between hope, optimism and action, a meaningful trip to Sri Lanka, being completely moved by the work of Faith Ringgold and connecting people, culture and art through public programs. This episode was recorded on location at The Armory Show, as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
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