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The (art)Scene Podcast
41 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
54: Episode 54: Liz Hernandez
On today's episode I am joined by Liz Hernandez, an artist based in Oakland, CA whose work includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and writings deeply influenced by memories & surroundings of her hometown in Mexico. We discussed her art practice and the mural she conceived for SFMOMA's Bay Area Walls exhibition titled Conjuro para la sanación de nuestro futuro. Liz's mural is up until September 5, 2022 on the 3rd floor of SFMOMA. Click here to To learn more. You can also learn more about her work on her website
37 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
53: Episode 53: Lena Gustafson #2
After a long hiatus, the (art)Scene Podcast returns with an all new episode featuring Oakland-based artist Lena Gustafson who discusses what she has been working on during the pandemic including a group exhibition at Pt. 2 Gallery in Oakland titled "Holding". "Holding" runs through July 2, 2020. Check out the Pt. 2 Gallery website for more info. To learn more about Lena's work visit her website at www.lenagustafson.com. To learn more about her work with Night Diver Press visit www.nightdiverpress.com.
79 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
52: Episode 52: Muzae Sesay Returns
Muzae Sesay returns to the podcast this week to catch up with me about the various projects he's worked on since he's last been on three years ago such as the blacktop mural he did at the Rainbow Recreation Center in Oakland for Project Blackboard and the two solo shows he recently had at Pt. 2 Gallery. We also talked about latest commission he did as part of SFMOMA's "Bay Area Walls" exhibit titled "Cut Trees. Cut Trees is currently on exhibit at SFMOMA for more information visit https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/bay-area-walls/. Learn more about Muzae and his work by visiting his website muzaesesay.com or visit the Pt.2 Gallery website.
75 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
51: Episode 51: Joonbug
After a brief hiatus, I am back with a brand new episode featuring Oakland based artist and graphic designer, Lenworth Macintosh who is also goes by Joonbug. On today's episode you'll hear us discuss his background in creating his own clothing brand, his graphic design work and his eventual foray into the fine art world. We also discussed his recent solo show at Pt. 2 Gallery and the mural he created along the side of the Fox Theater in Oakland. Learn more about Joonbug and his work by visiting his website at www.bugs87.com or follow him on Instagram @thebugs87.
47 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
50: Episode 50: Mark Sabb #2
Back on the podcast is Mark Sabb, Senior Director of Innovation, Marketing and Engagement at the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD). On today's episode we discuss what museums such as MoAD, are doing to adapt to being closed during the pandemic. We also talk about the work they can and need to do in resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. To learn more about MoAD's programming visit moadsf.org or follow the museum on Instagram @moadsf.
40 minutes | May 8, 2020
49: Episode 49: on-off.site w/ Stephanie Garcés & Stephanie Smith
This week we have two new guests on the podcast: Stephanie Garcés, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator at SFMOMA & Stephanie Smith, Director of Content and Creative Strategy at CCA. Today you'll hear them both discuss on-off.site, the creative collective focused on experimentation, collaboration and inclusion. To learn more about on-off.site and their current project Holding Space visit their website at www.on-off.site.
28 minutes | May 1, 2020
48: Episode 48: Luca Antonucci #3
Luca Antonucci (co-founder of Colpa Press) is back on the podcast this week to talk about the projects Colpa Press is working on during the quarantine and the current state of the 2020 SF Art Book Fair.
37 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
47: Episode 47: Christo Oropeza #2
This week Christo is back on the podcast to talk about his new role at SFMOMA & Incline Gallery's 9th anniversary show at anälog gallery. We also just check in with each other and see how we are dealing with the COVID-19 self quarantine. Follow SFMOMA on Instagram @sfmoma to see what they are up to during the shutdown. Visit inclinegallerysf.com to learn more about the gallery's 9th anniversary show at anälog gallery.
46 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
46: Episode 46: Cléa Massiani #2
New episode with Cléa Massiani, curator & exhibition coordinator at Creativity Explored. We discuss the quarantine, the recent closure of the San Francisco Art Institute and the work that Creativity Explored does in the community.
60 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
45: Episode 45: Jamil Hellu
Today's guest is Jamil Hellu, visual artist based in the Bay Area whose work deals with issues of identity relating to race, queer sexuality, and gender. We discuss his path to becoming an artist and how his art practice has grown over the years. Jamil's solo show titled "Together" is on exhibit at SF Camerawork through March 14th. For more info visit: https://sfcamerawork.org/exhibitions. To learn more about Jamil and his work visit his website at https://jamilhellu.net. Music by Obed Padilla (https://soundcloud.com/obedpadilla).
40 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
44: Episode 44: Joe Yorty
Today's guest is Joe Yorty, artist and co-founder of Best Practice, an alternative art space in San Diego. Joe discusses his background in the Navy, his art practice and the work he is doing with Best Practice which he co-runs with his fellow co-founder, Allie Mundt.
37 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
43: Episode 43: Rio Yañez #2
Rio Yanez is back on the pod to talk about two recent projects he's been working on. The first is a current exhibition at the Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco titled Studio Misión: The Artist Studio as Medium by René Yañez. The focus of the exhibition is the world and creative process of Rio's father René Yañez during his final years from 2016 to 2018. The second is this year's Día de Los Muertos exhibition at SOMARTS titled City of Souls. Curated by both Rio and Carolina Quintanilla, this year’s exhibition features work to honor and manifest Rio's father and founding curator Rene Yañez’s vision for his final Día de Los Muertos exhibition, titled City of Souls, a reference to his 2001 exhibition City of Miracles. For more info on Studio Misión visit https://www.usfca.edu/thacher-gallery. For more info on City of Souls visit https://www.somarts.org
45 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
42: Episode 42: Current Seen
The podcast is back and with a special new episode. Today's guest is Bleu Cease, Executive Director of the Rochester Contemporary Art Center who is on to discuss Current Seen, an upcoming biennial in Rochester, NY dedicated to supporting small and mid-sized venues who are committed to advancing the region's art community.
68 minutes | Jul 19, 2019
41: Episode 41: Adrian Martinez
The 4th annual San Francisco Art Book Fair kicks off this weekend at the Minnesota Street Project and so for this week's guest I thought it would be great to invite one of the exhibitors: Adrian Martinez. Adrian is a photographer here in the Bay Area, member of the San Francisco Photography Club and co-founder of the art collective Illetante. In today's conversation we discuss his upbringing in Los Angeles, his immersion into the Bay Area art scene and what to look forward to at the art book fair.
52 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
40: Episode 40: BICA with Emily Reynolds & Nando Alvarez-Perez
Emily Reynolds and Nando Alvarez-Perez are back on the podcast again, this time to talk about their move to Buffalo and the foundation of the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art (BICA). Their new exhibition, "Lindsay Preston Zappa: I Forgot my Shoes" opens June 14th. For more info visit their website at www.thebica.org. You can also follow them on Instagram @bica.buffalo
44 minutes | May 31, 2019
39: Episode 39: Karen Vidángos, A Latina in Museums
Today's guest is Karen Vidángos, creator of the blog "A Latina in Museums" and her instagram project titled "Latinx Curated". We discuss her background, her motivation for exploring underrepresented perspectives in the museum field, and her recent experience working at the National Portrait Gallery. A Latina in Museums: www.latinainmuseums.com Latina Curated: @latinxcurated (https://www.instagram.com/latinxcurated/)
86 minutes | May 15, 2019
38: Episode 38: Lady PheOnix
Today’s guest is artist, curator and cultural producer Lady PheOnix. We discuss her past career in food & beverage distribution and eventual transition to the art world; YESUNIVERSE, the global visual arts platform she created; and Re-Engineering Humanity the recent exhibition she curated at 836M Gallery. To learn more about YESUNIVERSE visit https://www.yesuniverse.art or follow on Instagram @yesuniverse.art. You can also follow Lady PheOnix at @yesladypheonix. Re-Engineering Humanity closes on May 17th but phase two opens on June 3rd. For more visit the 836M website at www.836m.org.
44 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
37: Episode 37: Marcela Pardo Ariza & The Tallest Part of the Arch
For today's episode Marcela Pardo Ariza returns to the podcast to discuss her inclusion in the YBCA's Bay Area Now (BAN 8) exhibition; the Womxn* Art Handlers group she cofounded & the recent exhibition she curated at Southern Exposure titled "The Tallest Part of the Arch". "The Tallest Part of the Arch" closed March 30, 2019, for more info visit the Souther Exposure website at https://soex.org/projects-exhibitions/tallest-part-arch. To learn more about Womxn* Art Handlers and any upcoming programming visit http://womenarthandlers.com.
59 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
36: Episode 36: Omar Lopex
It is Oscars week and so my guest today is Omar Lopex, a local San Diego video artist and now filmmaker. Omar came onto the podcast to discuss his first feature length film titled "Ana, Who They Pulled Out of the River". We also discuss his previous work which employed analog formats including: wet-plate photography & 16mm / Super 8 film and has exhibited at the San Diego Art Institute, LOW Gallery, La Jolla Athenaeum, San Diego Museum of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art, and Santa Monica Museum of Art. To learn more about Omar and his work visit his production studio website at www.standardfantastic.com. You can also visit here: https://vimeo.com/standardfantastic, to view some of his previous work.
46 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
35: Episode 35: Christo Oropeza
My first guest of 2019 is Christo Oropeza, owner and co-founder of Incline Gallery in San Francisco. A native San Franciscan, Christo discusses his early beginnings as an artist and his current role as a curator, gallery owner and community arts programmer. The current show at Incline Gallery opened January 25th but there will be an opening reception on February 1, 2019 from 6-9pm. For more details visit inclinegallerysf.com. You can also follow the gallery on Instagram at @inclinegallery
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