Nicole Klagsbrun, veteran New York dealer, talks about closing her gallery (as of July 1) and going independent after being a dealer for more than 30 years, and about surviving in the current art world climate.
Smilee Barnacle talks about running an art fabrication company–working with clients including Mike Kelly and Alejandro Diaz, growing the business, ungrowing the business…and how he got into it via his reality show roots.
Max Presneill, artist and director of the Torrance Art Museum: on being a roadie; making the move from England to the States; his evolution as a curator; his penetratingly honest studio visits; his disastrous interview for entrance into Goldsmiths College.
Host Michael Shaw sits down with Karl Haendel and Aaron Morse for the inaugural episode of The Conversation 3-Way.
For the inaugural episode, we discussed:
Urs Fischer at MoCA;
and we each chose ‘artists you probably haven’t heard of but should’:
Aaron: Fritz Scholder
Michael: Cary Leibowitz, aka Candyass
(links to podcast, followed by guests’ websites, where available)
Samantha Fields on airbrush painting and the culture of airbrush; teaching at Cal. State Northridge and Miss Sam’s Charm School, in which she teaches her students about artist etiquette; and the series of studio visits that didn’t and then did lead to her gallery represenation.
Dani Tull on growing up in Hollywood from a multi-generational artist family; going to San Francisco Art Institute; his large-scale project about model homes and commodification of lifestyle; the culture and practice of Ayahuasca; showing with Blum & Poe; and acquiring the only two autographs he’s ever cared to get, from two intriguing behemoths of their fields.
Christian Tedeschi on living in Detroit and ‘Object Orange,’ the perils of applying for faculty jobs, working for Chris Burden and the realities of being an artist.
Amir H. Fallah talks about his family’s emigration from Iran, his creation of Beautiful/Decay (the zine/magazine), his work ethic, and his work, including “The Collected” series.
Oliver McIrwin from his solo show at ACE gallery straight out of school, to an exodus from the art world for a career in engineering, and everything in between.
As an engineer, Oliver has worked for WET Design, the company that made the fountains of the Bellagio, and is now doing electrical engineering for a 3d printing company called Solid Concepts.
Here are videos of some of his work:
Short Teaser for Aquaculture exhibit at Aran Cravey Gallery:
Plant That Dances To The Macarena At Statlter Waldorf Gallery:
His MFA exhibition: