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Y2K GROUP CHAT
5 minutes | Feb 5, 2022
Prism - group show
"Prism" on view at Y2K group, New York from February 5 - March 5, 2022.Peter LaBier, JJ Manford, Christian Perdix, Frankie Phillips, Emma Schwartz, Astrid Terrazas,
45 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Welcome to our eleventh episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Dominic Musa. We recorded this episode in early April 2021. We speak with Dominic about his painting process, how he creates space+light in his work, psychological imagery and mental space. Dominic Musa is an emerging artist living and working in Paterson, NJ. He received a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from SVA in New York. This podcast episode was made on the occasion of Dominic's first solo exhibition with Y2K group.Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Audius: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Visit our Twitch, Theta.tv, and YouTube for live streamsAsk us a question about art on Telegram or on Twitter @y2kgroupnycAudio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro0:20 - Dominic bio0:59 - Hello1:33 - NJ + weekend2:17 - Living with plants3:57 - Where did you grow up and when did you know you wanted to become an artist?8:11 - Who are some of the artists that keep inspiring you?9:32 - Have you ever seen the artists work in person?10:08 - Do you like their paint quality, imagery, or presence of the work?11:53 - Experimenting with materials13:40 - What is your process before starting a new painting and how has that evolved since grad school?15:34 - How do you determine what to add from memory and what to include from observation?20:12 - Do you dream about your compositions? 21:43 - Who are the figures in your work?23:27 - Is it easy to paint on multiple works?25:17 - How do you determine the spaces in the paintings?27:52 - How does geometry or perspective play a role in your work?28:53 - How do you determine the light source in the paintings?30:19 - What are the small figures in your work?32:05 - Do you try to create different feelings and moods in your work?35:26 - Growing up in the woods and unknown expanse37:35 - How long have you been working on the paintings for the Y2K show?40:28 - What are some of your favorite movies, books, or podcasts?43:43 - Thank you!43:52 - Outro
47 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Welcome to our tenth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Frankie Phillips. We recorded this episode in early March 2021. We speak with Frankie about his work featuring coat hangers and t-shirts collaged to make new visionary paintings, ideas of fashion, barriers, symbolism, the materiality of his work, and diaries. Frankie Phillips is an emerging artist living and working in Ridgewood, Queens. He received a BFA from RISD in Providence, RI. This podcast episode was made on the occasion of Frankie’s third solo exhibition with Y2K group. Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, and Audius: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Visit our Twitch, Theta.tv, and YouTube for live streams, and ask us a question about art on Telegram or on Twitter @y2kgroupnycAudio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro0:20 - Hi–we are live 1:53 - Coat hanger origins 3:28 - Why move away from the standard canvas size4:29 - Butterflies + ears6:34 - Shirts + hangers10:47 - Why did you start using clothes in your work?12:32 - What do you think about fashion and how you dress yourself?14:45 - Are you using clothes for texture or as another material?17:41 - Wires and barriers in the paintings21:30 - Scars and symbolism23:16 - Bleached/washed out palette in the work and the figures27:01 - Cosmic beings29:05 - “Another Eyelash” sculptural work30:31 - “Existential Eyelash” painting35:47 - Self-portraiture/reflection37:22 - Figure in “Cowlick Diary” 42:50 - Diary book in painting46:13 - Outro
76 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Austin Martin White
Welcome to our ninth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Austin Martin White. We recorded this episode in late February 2021.We speak with Austin about moving around while growing up, homogeneity and diversity, media and big tech, first memories, when he wanted to become an artist and his process at a young age to where he is now. Austin Martin White is an artist working in Philadelphia, PA living in New York. Follow us on TikTok and Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Visit our Twitch, Theta.tv, and YouTube for live streams and ask us a question about art on Telegram. Audio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro music0:15 - Introduction0:36 - Austin bio1:09 - NM and moving around2:04 - Homogeneity and diversity3:50 - Media consumption6:12 - Big tech + early days8:04 - Adoption story13:26 - First memories?16:43 - What were your first memories of art?21:15 - When did you decide to become an artist?30:35 - Have you made abstraction in the past or just figuration?37:31 - Who are some of the artists you studied or look at now?43:36 - How has drawing played a role in your practice? What did you think of grad school?53:52 - Post-Bard1:00:51 - How do you feel about race relations now?1:06:23 - Adam Curtis “Can’t Get You Out of My Head…”1:13:10 - Thank you
93 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
Welcome to our eighth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Ted Gahl. We recorded in December 2020. We speak with Ted about the 2010's in New York, drawing parties, the influence of social media on artists, being an artist in NY/LA, how to slow down, and a glimpse into the future. Ted Gahl is a painter living and working in Northwest, CT.Follow us on TikTok and Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Stay up-to-date with out Y2K Blog on our website for more news.Audio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro music0:35 - Ted bio0:49 - Hey1:04 - What was the NY art world like when you first moved here?3:32 - Drawing parties4:31 - Do you remember your first solo/group show?6:00 - Did you feel a lot of pressure leading up to the show and how did you feel when it closed?7:56 - Would it be helpful to have longer shows?9:50 - Seeing work online vs. in person12:32 - How do you think IG influenced the art community?18:10 - Gaming19:24 - How do you stay focused as opportunities ebb and flow with your work?24:29 - Undergrad experience27:10 - Experimentation in grad school29:21 - Who are some of your favorite artists?32:18 - Some shows late fall 202035:02 - NY>LA story40:27 - Do you still need to be in a main art city?43:44 - Is it easier to make work outside of NY?46:25 - Do you play music?52:15 - What were your experiences like with different galleries?54:47 - How do you feel about how the art neighborhoods in NY have changed and closures? 1:00:07 - What kind of work are you making?1:03:18 - What’s your relationship to nature and landscape painting?1:06:20 - Is nature a meditative space for you?1:08:57 - How do you slow down and reflect on your work?1:11:48 - How long does it take for you to finish a painting?1:14:30 - Cathartic or therapeutic?1:17:35 - What is your reference point when you start painting?1:19:08 - Do you ever tap into your subconscious?1:22:01 - What is the future of the art world?1:24:32 - Can AI replace artists/art?1:27:34 - Ted’s question: has an art show ever made you cry? 1:33:06 - Thank you
66 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Welcome to our seventh episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Tamen Pérez. We recorded in late August 2020. We speak with Tamen about grad school during COVID, working from home vs. studio, her relationship to the history of painting, living and working in Berlin, manga and music, and unlearning in painting. Tamen Pérez is an emerging artist living and working in New Haven, CT.Follow us on TikTok and Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Stay up-to-date with out Y2K Blog on our website for more news.Audio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro music0:15 - Y2K GROUP CHAT introduction0:34 - Tamen bio1:07 - Hi1:52 - What have you been up to?3:23 - Update on school4:23 - How did you adapt to not having studio access at Yale during quarantine?5:52 - Minimal materials6:27 - How does music inspire your work?8:08 - What’s been new with Y2K?10:50 - Y2K-NOW idea, future shows, learning to pivot14:11 - Making work from home vs. studio16:54 - Painting process as workout?17:57 - What books are you reading?20:09 - Were you familiar with Afro-Caribbean history?21:01 - Costa Rica22:52 - Manga and some inspiration25:39 - What types of materials do you use?29:05 - Relationship to history of painting30:32 - Unlearning32:54 - After undergrad to New York and moving to Berlin35:34 - 7-8 years in Berlin39:38 - Berlin art scene or music scene41:38 - Learning German and still adapting44:27 - How was your past solo show at stadium?49:23 - How did your work first change in grad school?51:32 - Voice and hand in painting53:09 - Ideas for thesis56:44 - Spring studio visits57:57 - Love of painting and being anti58:56 - Costa Rican landscape painting and colonialism1:00:34 - Going back to the history and re-evaluating1:02:09 - Painting conversation in New York1:05:34 - Thank you!
76 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Maureen St. Vincent
Welcome to our sixth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Maureen St. Vincent.We talk with Maureen about her framed pastel works, her relationship to the Pacific, her experiences living and working in New York and Los Angeles, surrealism, and feminism. Maureen St. Vincent is an emerging artist living and working in the Bay Area.Follow us on TikTok and Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Stay up-to-date with out Y2K Blog on our website for more news.Audio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro music0:15 - Y2K GROUP CHAT introduction0:34 - Maureen introduction and bio1:20 - Hi1:58 - How has the pandemic effected your work and life?4:36 - More time to think?6:34 - What’s the scale?7:36 - What was the transition to pastels?9:54 - Patience10:37 - How many pieces do you work on at a time?12:03 - Where does the style of the frames come from?16:27 - When did you start making the frames for your work19:45 - Feminist work23:36 - Pregnancy and surrealism28:46 - New 3D works35:13 - Art world / new approaches45:44 - Inspiring new environment46:57 - Daydream47:50 - LA art world experience vs. New York52:51 - Experiences at old Hunter and new Hunter59:46 - Which memorable shows have you seen?1:06:01 - Overthinking1:07:48 - Ideas about the Pacific1:11:18 - When did you want to be an artist?1:14:47 - Thank you!
65 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Welcome to our fifth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Anjuli Rathod. We recorded in late September 2020.We talk with Anjuli about her studio practice, making art at a young age, the space in-between worlds, communicating with the passed, creating a character named Red, life and death cycles, and ideas of grieving in her work.Anjuli Rathod is an emerging artist working in Brooklyn.Follow us on Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Stay up-to-date with out Y2K Blog on our website for more news.Coinciding with this new episode release is Y2K-NOW presenting recent works on paper by Anjuli Rathod on our website to buy now.Audio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro Music0:15 - Y2K GROUP CHAT introduction0:34 - Anjuli Rathod introduction and bio0:56 - Rathod exhibition history1:44 - Y2K-NOW + Anjuli Rathod2:10 - Hello and Happy Fridays2:40 - Name3:05 - What are you working on?3:37 - Where’s your studio?4:37 - What are your first memories with art?5:15 - Mr. Miller art teacher6:10 - What inspired you when you were younger?7:12 - Statues from parents and small paintings8:54 - What did your parents think about you pursuing art when you were young?10:27 - Medical books11:20 - rotten dot com12:26 - Where did you grow up?12:36 - Did you imagine a future in New York?13:27 - Boston14:09 - Museum14:21 - MIT14:58 - Undergrad in Boston16:04 - Flexibility and preparing to be an artist while in school16:33 - Did you explore other mediums?17:09 - Would you revisit past mediums?17:29 - Recent ceramic work18:15 - Spiritual elements in current work18:53 - Life, death cycles, and grieving19:33 - Creating Red and her journey20:21 - Monk20:59 - Hallucinating the passed21:56 - Paintings imagining in-between spaces and communing23:07 - Visions?23:50 - Dream imagery24:15 - Moon?25:36 - Observers26:09 - Butterfly meaning27:40 - Illuminations29:35 - Afterlife?31:30 - Lost + The Leftovers32:42 - Interstate Projects34:37 - Working with acrylic and flashe + watercolor38:07 - How are your drawings incorporated in your practice?40:32 - Pandemic45:05 - Revisiting galleries47:14 - Sketching and ceramics?48:48 - The Mystic Spiral51:10 - Future and ceramics?53:30 - Spirals in everything54:02 - Continuing the series and Red’s journey55:23 - More about Red, Anne Carson, Bhanu Kapil58:53 - Questions / Astrology1:00:19 - Animation, film, sci-fi1:04:12 - Thank you
50 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Welcome to our fourth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Mosie Romney. We recorded in late August 2020.We speak with Mosie about their experiences in the New York art world as a young artist, their work in “Evening Lark” at Y2K, and rituals in the studio.Mosie Romney is an emerging artist based in Ridgewood, Queens.Follow us on Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Stay up-to-date with our Y2K Blog on our website for more news.Audio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro music0:15 - Y2K GROUP CHAT introduction0:34 - Mosie Romney introduction1:30 - Mosie Romney bio2:03 - Hello2:20 - How’s your morning so far?2:40 - New Hampshire trip3:05 - NH “Live Free or Die” state motto3:25 - Mosie’s disturbing NH store experience4:58 - Safe in NYC? Being scared traveling5:37 - Show ourselves5:52 - Happy to be back in NY 6:06 - Evening Lark at Y2K6:24 - Slowing down6:49 - What was your first exposure to art? When did you know you wanted to study/pursue art?7:29 - Grandmother and Mosie’s mark7:58 - Drawing with elementary school teacher8:29 - Woman helping and making time9:02 - Remembering the cardboard in hosiery package9:13 - What kind of drawing material did you work with?9:57 - Mosie’s family recognizing them as an artist10:15 - What was the NY art world like after undergrad?10:36 - Pop-up galleries and in apartments11:12 - Art in odd places12:01 - What kind of art did you make arriving back to New York and your experience?13:03 - Abstract paintings and painting sets13:16 - Abstraction not leaving13:46 - What kind of work have you been making this year?13:58 - Children, older people, ghosts: intergenerational world14:38 - Children’s freedom, being themselves15:30 - What inspired your collection of paintings in “Evening Lark”?15:49 - Hyper-change and re-imagining the future16:26 - “Hell is a place on earth and Heaven is a place in your head” 17:04 - “Tonight’s Queen”17:27 - “Rain Body”17:57 - Black bodies at ease and in communion18:47 - “Evening Lark” exhibition title 20:07 - Mosie’s new van21:19 - Collecting things and painting with the van21:48 - Collectible pieces and inspiration?23:44 - Finding yard sales24:54 - What is your preferred medium and various approaches? 26:06 - Chris Martin and painting26:40 - Everything is a material 27:11 - What do you enjoy the most about painting?27:50 - Who are the figures in the paintings?29:06 - Has your practice changed since moving your studio?30:42 - What’s integral to your work?31:33 - What type of research do you pursue?32:42 - Who inspires you?34:17 - Do you have any specifics rituals in studio?35:21 - Method painting36:03 - Communicating with people not here and who will be here37:04 - Saying their name and bringing their energy 37:36 - What will happen to artist in the near future?38:47 - Future of art galleries?39:34 - Artist estates, lifespans, and re-discovered 40:56 - Have you seen any exhibitions lately?42:14 - Painting flowers43:11 - Staying-in43:48 - Museums opening again44:48 - Press release and working with Camille46:44 - Spirits48:21- Thank you
71 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Welcome to our third episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Marcela Flórido. We recorded in late June 2020.We talk with Marcela about her experiences in New York as an artist, the community at her studio building, the affects of COVID-19 on artists, ballet, identity of the figure in her paintings, her experiences as a Brazilian artist and remembering home.Marcela Flórido is an emerging artist based in Brooklyn, New York.Follow us on Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary art.Stay up-to-date with our Y2K Blog on our website for more news.Audio timestamps below:0:00 - Intro music0:17 - Podcast introduction0:35 - Marcela Flórido biography and upcoming2:07 - Beginning2:41 - Nearby the studio4:01 - Interacting with people and the studio4:38 - Marcela’s experience at the studio towards beginning of COVID5:50 - Community at the studio6:59 - Living in New York as an artist8:03 - What have you been working on at home?8:12 - Exhibitions re-scheduled9:19 - Exhibition deadlines10:31 - Freedom to experiment and part-time11:42 - New York hustle12:07 - How has your work been affected by the pandemic?14:33 - What kind of materials do you use for the drawings?16:43 - Working with scale18:49 - Growing up practicing ballet22:26 - Beginning of body awareness and femininity in Marcela’s painting25:47 - After ballet26:35 - When did you know you wanted to be an artist?29:20 - Studio ritual31:00 - Schedule for studio time33:32 - Reflecting on silver lining of pandemic36:16 - Production of work and creation37:53 - Identity of the figures in Marcela’s paintings42:58 - The meaning of the paintings44:57 - Vulnerability in the studio48:13 - Sharing past studio in London50:15 - Resetting at studio51:13 - Have you made night paintings? Experiences at Yale53:06 - Brazilian museums and the arts growing up54:46 - Censorship in Brazil55:21 - São Paulo cultural capital56:50 - Marcela recent trip back home and the Amazon57:46 - Painting flora and home environment59:01 - Brazilian landscape and exoticism1:01:26 - Integration and relation of plant life with the figures and landscape in Marcela’s paintings1:02:43 - Being an immigrant and remembering home1:03:55 - Dreaming about home1:04:51 - Immigrant story within the work1:06:18 - Being a Brazilian artist-background in British painting and Latin American art history1:10:26 - Thank you!
104 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Welcome to our second episode for Y2K GROUP CHAT.We recorded on two separate days in June 2020.fields delves into: COVID-19, the history of the spirometer, the study of labor and fatigue, his relationship with science, fact-checking, Taco Tuesdays, urban gardening, the history of medical theater, and biases in science.fields harrington is an emerging artist based in Brooklyn, New York.Follow us on Instagram: @y2kgroupSubscribe to our YouTube channel for more content about contemporary artStay up-to-date with our Y2K Blog on our website for more news.Audio timestamps below:1:17 - Intro with fields2:16 - Y2K's reason for starting a podcast3:20 - The podcast music introduction5:17 - First question: how has your work and life changed since the pandemic?6:36 - Whitney ISP catalog7:44 - Braun text on the spirometer8:56 - Rabinbach text on the human motor (thermodynamics, labor power and fatigue)10:15 - Labor/work and fatigue in the body11:17 - fields' mapping of physics and science and its origins14:37 - Second question: how did the spirometer become the starting point for fields' research?15:40 - fields' relationship with science18:12 - Round 219:02 - News19:42 - Twitter/Social Media21:50 - Fact-checking23:49 - Deepfake25:21 - Taco Tuesdays25:57 - Texas and High School27:05 - Moving to New York in 201127:28 - The Black Beyond Zoom Artist Talk reference28:52 - Y2K's casual podcast format30:32 - Community college (finding photography and food ads)33:23 - Photography at UNT35:37 - Road trip / couch surfing to New York37:43 - Working in urban food start-ups and problem solving39:10 - Beginnings of a career as an artist39:31 - UNT thesis40:49 - Food and advertisement44:31 - Produce Manager and researching solutions49:06 - Back to school52:07 - Types of work at UPENN55:07 - Performing with acoustic levitation56:53 - S-CURL in high school1:00:43 - Performance at UPENN using S-CURL1:03:48 - Reaction to performance1:05:09 - Medical theater introduction1:06:40 - UPENN and medical history1:07:35 - Paintings of medical theater1:09:54 - Hogarth's The Reward of Cruelty painting1:11:13 - Robert Thom painting1:12:36 - J. Marion Simms racist legacy1:15:31 - "What remains is constant" by fields harrington1:16:02 - Braun and Rabinbach texts1:17:18 - The history of the study of fatigue for labor/work1:19:01 - Benjamin Gould report1:23:20 - Etienne-Jules Marey1:25:07 - fields' essay as artwork1:26:50 - COVID-19 and spirometer having similar biases1:28:30 - Race table from Gould's report1:30:23 - Statistics as surveillance1:30:55 - Biases in science1:32:57 - Approximation of a Mix performance question1:37:40 - Protests and Uprising1:41:31 - Future work
35 minutes | May 28, 2020
Q&A with Frankie Phillips
In our first episode for Y2K GROUP CHAT we will be presenting the audio from our new Q&A video series.Join us as we go in depth and interview Frankie Phillips and learn more about his practice, opinions, and life as an artist in New York. We also explore his thoughts and ideas about the future of galleries and artists going forward.Frankie Phillips is an emerging artist based in Ridgewood, Queens and is represented by Y2K group in New York.Follow us on Instagram and YouTube for more content about contemporary art.
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