Brian Alfred sits down with artists and musicians in galleries and their studios to discuss their process and inspiration in their creative life.
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1:36:21Spencer Tunick has been documenting the live nude figure in public, with photography and video, since 1992. Since 1994, he has organized over 100 temporary site-related installations that encompass dozens, hundreds or thousands of volunteers, and his photographs are records of these events. In his early group works, the individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape. The bodies extend into and upon the landscape like a substance. These group masses, which do not underscore sexuality, often become abstractions that challenge or reconfigure one's views of nudity and privacy. The work also refers to the complex issue of presenting art in permanent or temporary public spaces. Spencer stages scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops, from civic center to desert sandstorm. In 2002 he started to work with standing positions for his group formations referencing traditional group portraiture. Now, for some installations, he adds objects that the participants are often holding or wearing and has included body paint. Spencer has and continues to make group installations/photographs elevating awareness of HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ rights, equality and climate change, among other issues. Near the end of installations, for the final setups, he sometimes separates the participants into smaller groups to make additional assemblages: sometimes by sex, sometimes by age, or even by hair color. However, no one is ever excluded from an installation because of the color of their skin, ethnicity, gender identity, sex, race, religion, or political affiliation. If you can make it to an installation you can participate, unless of course there are space limitations. Spencer could not make his art without the generosity of the participants. He is eternally grateful for their participation. He wishes he could credit everyone in his individual and group photographs but there are hundreds and thousands who have taken part collectively. In exchange for taking part, participants receive a limited edition print. Spencer's temporary site-specific photographic installations have been commissioned by the XXV Biennial de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002); Institut Cultura, Barcelona (2003); The Saatchi Gallery (2003); MOCA Cleveland (2004); Vienna Kunsthalle (2008) and MAMBO Museum of Modern Art, Bogota (2016), among others.
1:31:14Visual artist Alex Dodge lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Tokyo, Japan. His studio practice has consistently explored the promise of technology as it intersects with and shapes human experience. His work is deftly located between new media and traditional fine art disciplines including painting, printmaking, and sculpture. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He holds degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Painting) and New York University, Interactive Telecommunication Program (MPS). I spoke to Alex about early days in his noise band, figuring out how to make paintings, working in a gallery, going back to school and much more. Why I Make Art. the book based on the Sound & Vision podcast is now available. Many thanks to all those who have preordered the book. It’s 336 pages filled with quotes by the many artists on this podcast, words of wisdom, features on 30 artists, some of the guest book artist sketches, color images of the work an introduction by Hrishikesh Hirway of the Song Exploder podcast. It’s out on Atelier Editions, distributed by Artbook DAP and available on their websites as well as Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble and other p[laces you can get books. It’s 25 dollars and in my opinion well worth it. Order a copy today. You can find it at atelier-editions.com or artbook.com.
1:13:18Laura Krifka is an artist born 1985 in Los Angeles, CA. She lives and works in San Luis Obispo, CA. Krifka received her MFA from UC Santa Barbara in 2010 and her BFA from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo in 2008, following earlier studies at Newbold College in England and Avondale College in Australia. Laura has exhibited her work at venues throughout Southern California including the Torrance Museum of Art, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, LA Louver, CB1 Gallery, and Beacon Arts in Inglewood, as well as at Zroboli Gallery in Chicago, BravinLee Programs in New York, and Vast Space Projects in Las Vegas. Laura’s work has been featured in various publications including Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Santa Barbara News-Press, New American Paintings, and Artillery Magazine and her work can be found in the collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara; the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Palm Beach, and the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Order WHY I MAKE ART the podcast book here: http://atelier-editions.com/store/why-i-make-art
1:47:57Eric Yahnker is an artist based out of California. After studying journalism at USC, Eric Yahnker went on to the CalArts where he received his BFA in animation. He then worked on animation for TV, including Seinfeld, South Park, and MADtv, before switching to a career in the contemporary art world. Since 2008, Yahnker has had solo exhibitions at The Hole in New York, Ambach & Rice and Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles, Paradise Row in London, and Jeanroch Dard in Paris. Recent group exhibitions include Brand New Gallery in Milan, M+B in Los Angeles, the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, TX and Galerie Ampersand in Cologne. His first museum solo exhibition The Long Goodbye took place at CAM Raleigh in North Carolina in 2017. His work has been covered in Juxtapoz, The New York Times, the LA Times, i-D, It’s Nice That, Hyperallergic, W and many more outlets.
1:21:38Annie Lapin is an artist born in Washington, D.C. who received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and her BA from Yale University in 2001. Annie lives and works in Los Angeles. Her recent solo exhibitions include Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; Josh Lilley, London; Annarumma Gallery, Naples; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara. Annie’s work is included in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and the Zabludowicz Collection, London. https://www.artbook.com/9781733622097.html Preorder the podcast book! Why I Make Art: Contemporary Artists' Stories About Life & Work From the Sound & Vision Podcast by Brian Alfred Introduction and interviews by Brian Alfred. Foreword by Hrishikesh Hirway.
1:29:33Tim Kinsella released albums & toured internationally at a steady clip for 25 years, his most well-known bands being Joan of Arc, Cap’n Jazz & Owls. He is the author of four books & the subject of the 2017 Vice / Noisey feature documentary Your War (I'm One of You). More recently, he played a lead role in the award-winning feature film Firstness (2021). Collaborating with his wife Jenny Pulse since 2018, the duo released two albums & toured as Good Fuck, making a practice of writing & recording in remote locations far from their Chicago home. The first releases to come out under their own names are the forthcoming Gimme Altamont EP & the album Giddy Skelter.
1:27:30Laurie Nye is an artist born in Memphis, TN who received her BFA from the Memphis College of Art, and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. In December 2021, Laurie’s solo exhibition, “It Wasn’t A Dream It Was A Flood,” at Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) was an Artforum Best of Year 2021 feature. Nye's work is currently part of a group exhibition "Here Comes the Suns," at Bark Berlin Gallery (Berlin, Germany). In April 2021, Laurie’s artist project, “Chickasaw Moon,” at Odd Ark (Los Angeles, CA) was the subject of an Artforum Critic’s Pick. Laurie’s work has recently been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); Bark Berlin Gallery (Berlin, Germany); The Pit (Glendale, CA), Odd Ark (Los Angeles, CA); Big Pictures LA (Los Angeles) Blake and Vargas, (Berlin, Germany); The Dot Project, (London, UK); Day and Night Gallery (Atlanta, GA); La Loma Projects, (Pasadena, CA); and Unpaved Gallery (Yucca Valley, CA). Her work has been reviewed in such publications as Artillery, Los Angeles Times, Artforum, FAD Magazine and LA Weekly. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
2:05:55Matthew Stone, born in 1982 in London, is an artist that works across a number of different disciplines including painting, sculpture, photography, new media and performance. Matthew began his career as a leading influencer in a number of counter-cultural movements in London. He was instrumental in developing the South London art collective !WOWOW! as well as a central figure in the shift of sub-cultural understanding that came to re-imagine and later define areas of the East End of London during the mid 00’s. The artist has been part of a number of critically acclaimed solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. In the United Kingdom he has shown at Tate Britain, the ICA and the Royal Academy of Art, and internationally at the Marrakech Biennale, Fiorucci Foundation and Viafarini, Milan. He’s shown at The Hole, Choi & Lager in Korea, Gallery V1 in Copenhagen and many more. His work has been covered in the New York Times, Hypebeast, Hi-Fructose, Whitewall, Cultured, Dazed and Confused amoung many more outlets. Matthew Stone (@MatthewStoneart) is releasing a fine art print titled "Play". Its available now, and for the next 24 hrs only at misa.art (@misa.artmarket) https://misa.art/collections/matthew-stone/products/stone-matthew_play_2022
1:50:47Jia Sung is an artist and educator, born in Minnesota, raised in Singapore, now based in Brooklyn. Her paintings and artist books have been exhibited across North America, including the Knockdown Center, RISD Museum, Wave Hill, EFA Project Space, Lincoln Center, Yale University, and MOMA PS1. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Emergence Magazine, Hyperallergic, Jacobin Magazine, and Asian American Writers Workshop, and collected by the Met, SFMOMA, and the Special Collections at Yale, SAIC, and RISD. She has taught at organizations like the AC Institute, Abrons Arts Center, Children’s Museum of the Arts, and Museum of Chinese in America. She was a 2018-2019 Smack Mellon Studio Artist and Van Lier Fellow, and is currently an adjunct professor at RISD, where she received her BFA in 2015.
1:18:22Kate Clark is a sculptor who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her first solo exhibit was at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York in 2008. Since then she has exhibited in museum shows at the Aldrich Museum, Islip Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, MobileMuseum, MOFA: Florida State, Cranbrook Art Museum, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Winnepeg Art Gallery, GlenbowMuseum, Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre, Cleveland State University, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Brown University, Newcomb Museum, Hilliard Museum, Bemis Center, Biggs Museum, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Kate’s work is collected internationally and she has collaborated with Claudia Rankine for Claudia’s book Citizen, and Kanye West and Desiigner for the video Panda. Kate attended Cornell University and Cranbrook Academy of Art, and received fellowships and grants from the Jentel Artists Residency, The Fine Arts Work Center, Marie Walsh Sharpe, The Virginia Groot Foundation and NYFA. Clark’s sculptures have been featured in the NYTs, New York Magazine, Art21, Village Voice, PAPERmag, The Atlantic, NYArts, BBC, Time Out, ID Paris, Cool Hunting, Wallpaper, Huffington Post, and the WSJ. National Geographic did a documentary on Kate’s work in 2015.