“never let the world define you”

I’ve wanted to interview American artist Beverly Fishman for years… but, honestly, I was too intimidated to ask! Not only has she shown her work all over the world, she was also the head of the painting program at Cranbrook for 26 years. Yeah. Anyway, long story short – I asked, she said yes, and here we are! I’m so excited for you to hear this episode… it’s filled to the brim with stories, insights, and no-nonsense roll up your sleeves ‘n get to work advice. You can listen right up there under Bev and her jaw-dropping work, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts and/or Spotify.

First, the group of Bev’s paintings {!?} I posted a few months ago:

Yes, they’re paintings. Craziness.. they are literally glowing!

Here’s the piece I was referring to when I asked Beverly about titles. This is “Untitled (Digestive Problems, Asthma, Depression, Depression)”, 2019, Urethane paint on wood:

Gorgeous … who knew digestive problems, asthma, depression, and depression could be so fabulous!? Well, Bev did.

Up next, her carpal tunnel causing collages:

I love that her work translates into so many mediums, yet you always know it’s “Beverly Fishman”. Speaking of which… from paintings of pills, to pills made with glass:

Gasp! Aren’t those STUNNING? These beauties were the result of  her 2011 Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) residency at the Toledo Museum of Art. I would love to collaborate with a glass artist at some point… okay, I’m officially putting that on my very detailed “list of things I want to do”.

And finally, I had to include a few of these gems from the 80s & 90s:

Seriously. Such a kick-ass woman! Huge thanks to Beverly for coming on the podcast to share her stories, insights, and fabulous advice… and, of course, thank YOU for listening. There will be more ART FOR YOUR EAR next weekend. ps. If you’d like to subscribe to ‘The NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH ART Society’ to receive my new daily art deliveries, you can sign up right here. ~ Danielle

Other links:

  1. Beverly on Instagram
  2. “Prometheus Bound” {Painting by Rubens}
  3. University of the Arts, Philadelphia
  4. Ree Morton, Artist
  5. Cynthia Carlson, Artist
  6. Yale University
  7. Mel Bochner, Artist
  8. Elizabeth Murray, Artist
  9. Eva Hesse, Artist
  10. Cranbrook Academy of Art
  11. Mark Bradley-Shoup, Artist {episode no.12}
  12. Petah Coyne, Artist {episode no.186}
  13. Sydney Blum, Artist 
  14. Samantha Fields, Artist & Educator {on the podcast: ep.91 & ep.153}
  15. Bev’s Art Institute of Chicago Talk … watch it on YouTube
  16. “Love Letter to LA” at Gavlak Los Angeles, May 1 – June 5, 2021

 





nft wtf

NFT… WTF? Yes, it’s been a weird week filled with news articles about digital art selling for millions of dollars. Huh? Exactly. Well, after reading way too many articles that still didn’t really help me understand what an NFT is {Non-Fluffy-Towel?}, I invited my good friend, artist Trey Speegle, to come on the podcast to give us the inside scoop, because if anyone can put the FUN in “Non-FUNgible Tokens”, it’s Trey! He dipped his toe into the NFT pool this past Wednesday, so we talked on Tuesday for the “I wonder what’s going to happen” conversation, and then we hit record again on Friday for the “did anything happen or not” follow up! You can listen on the player above, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts and/or Spotify.

First up, here are a few of the vintage shadow boxes Trey was talking about… ah, where it all began:

This was the first of Trey’s work I ever saw… obviously, I fell in love immediately! Here are a few of his more recent pieces, from his “Political Animals” show:

GRAB is my favorite. So clever.

Alright, let’s get into it shall we? Here are a few of Trey’s freshly minted NFTs:

I really like the statement Trey wrote on the subject, so I popped that in there too. Wait, could he mint and sell that too!? Probably.

So, wanna see the NFT that sold for over $69 million at Christie’s on Thursday? Here you go:

“Beeple, EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, 2021”. Congratulations, Beeple… this is definitely one for the art history books!

And finally, a quick peek at a couple of things. One: the piece I did for Trey’s “69/19” show at Gallery 52. One of the theme’s the artists could choose was Woodstock, and it called to me. Two: baby Lamonte and Lamonte celebrating his Sweet 16 in January:

Boobs, and an Ewok in a bowtie. You’re welcome. Thanks so much to Trey for coming on and sharing his NFT experiment with us, and thank YOU for listening! There will be a brand new episode of ART FOR YOUR EAR next weekend.

Other links:

  1. TreySpeegle.com
  2. Trey on Instagram
  3. YoNo Mints
  4. Rarible 
  5. Christie’s Auctions
  6. Beeple, Artist
  7. Trey’s Post on NFTs
  8. Gallery 52 on Artsy
  9. My piece at Gallery 52 {boobs!}
  10. ‘The NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH ART Society’

 





andrea soos

HAPPY! That’s the word that pops into my mind when I see the vibrant, candy-colored work of Canadian painter Andrea Soos {who’s clearly been an artist since childhood!} Andrea’s process is just as joyful as the final piece: “she may not know the outcome of the piece when she begins – the artwork evolves as a visceral and therapeutic practice, driven by music and song lyrics.” LOVE! Andrea’s work is part of a group show that opens TODAY. It’s titled “Brushstrokes”, and can be found at ARTWRK.ca {an online gallery by Alissa Sexton}. Here’s the description of the show:

“Do you speak brushstroke?

An artist’s brushstroke can be as unique as their voice, and as recognizable as a written signature. For this show, I’ve brought together a handful of my favourite artists, who, on the surface, could be seen to be painting similar subjects. However, the beauty here is in comparing the individual brushstrokes, or voices, of the artists. In one show, we’re able to compare individual strokes and methods of paint application, to fully understand the diversity of this painted language.

Featuring some of our favourite painters: Kara McIntosh / Sharon Barr / Johanna Reynolds / Sue A Miller / Andrea Soos

“Brushstrokes” runs until March 25th, 2021.





rachel hayes

Gasp! Can you imagine discovering one of these magical pieces in the middle of nowhere? This is the breathtaking, colorful, large-scale textile work of Oklahoma based artist Rachel Hayes. Here are a few excerpts from an interview, giving insight into her work/process:

“I developed a love of materials, textures and processes while studying textiles and fiber art as an undergraduate student [Kansas City Art Institute]. Sewing, dyeing fabrics and weaving in particular are processes that I learned early on and continue to use to this day … When I first began my career, I wanted to challenge the dialog that often surrounded my work in relation to craft and specifically the process of sewing. Out of frustration, I created work as large and as bold as I possibly could – as if that would deem it more masculine, therefore more powerful – all while using delicate materials and building with tiny stitches … I lead viewer’s eyes with scale and the ordered construction of bright color, yet hope they will also experience more subtle and ephemeral nuances such as the changing light and shifting shadows or the sound of fabric rustling in the breeze.” ~ via she-explores.com

Beautiful.

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johanna goodman

Ahhhh, the work of New York based artist Johanna Goodman {yes, that’s Johanna in collage form right up there}. I’ve written about her “Imaginary Beings” before, and you better believe I’ll do it again! These statuesque figures are organized into all sorts of categories, from nature and cities, to animals and textiles. I’m a bit of a sucker for the Landscape Imaginary Beings, myself. Check out her “Catalogue of Imaginary Beings” if you’d like to add one of these beauties to your collection.

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ana maria hernando

Reams and reams of ice-cream hued tulle spilling from a French castle? Yes, please! This is the work of Argentine born, US based artist Ana Maria Hernando, and everything you see gently falling from these windows, staircases and doors is part of her 2020 installation, titled “Flood”. Where is this magical place, you ask? Château de la Napoule, not far from Cannes on the coast of France… and yes, I want to go to there. Right. Now.

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christopher martin

Loooove! These banners {fabric and stitched thread} are the work of California based artist Christopher Martin. All of these pieces are part of his current solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary SF {804 Sutter Street}, titled ‘Homeward Bound’. It’s a “mixed media collection of paintings and banners highlighting the duality of the African Diaspora and its hidden connection to American traditional sailor tattoos.” Here’s a description of his work via the gallery’s site:

Through his art, Martin tells the story of a young man coming from the South. While attending school at North Carolina A&T for graphic design, Martin was prone to create hand cut and sewn banners with logo-like images to tell a story relevant to his own culture and history. With cotton representing the toil/labor of those captured in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Martin hand-cuts and sews tapestry pieces that are representative of the modern-day experience of the African diaspora.

Brilliant and beautiful. ‘Homeward Bound runs until March 27th, 2021.

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“deep thoughts”

Yep, it’s just you and me today, and I’m getting deep. The theme is CHANGE… a concept I have a love/hate relationship with. Anyway, have a listen right up there under the logo for the super duper big change that’s ready ‘n waiting for you, OR subscribe on Apple Podcasts and/or Spotify.

ps. Here are just a few of the tidbits that’ll arrive in your inbox as a member of ‘The NO-SUCH-THING-AS-TOO-MUCH-ART Society”:

I’m really excited, and I hope you decide to come along for the ride. If you have any questions at all, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, or email me at contact@thejealouscurator.com with the subject CLUB QUESTION.

And now, if you’d like to JOIN THE CLUB… please click right here!

Other links:

  1. Petah Coyne on the podcast, Episode No.186
  2. @daniellekrysaart on Instagram
  3. Co-Loop Podcast Network!
  4. Andy J. Pizza

 





holly leonardson

Gasp! I wish I could pack a bag and stay in one of these pieces for the weekend. These hand-cut collages are the work of Australian artist Holly Leonardson, all of which are from her lovely 2019 series, “Spring Time 4”:

“The inspiration behind these works stemmed from my early morning routine of stretching and then walking or jogging to the beach. Dew drops that had been captured on petals and leaves would capture the light as the sun began to rise, and easily became a visual treat that I looked forward to experiencing every clear Spring morning.”

Ahhh, dew drops on petals… I might put some yoga pants and a lotus candle in an overnight bag, just in case. Happy Friday.





adrienne elise tarver

Acrylic, fabric and wood veneer on board. What!? LOVE. This is just one of many bodies of work by Atlanta / Brooklyn based artist Adrienne Elise Tarver. The series is titled “In The Dark”, and here’s why:

“… with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video, her work addresses the complexity and invisibility of the black female identity in the Western landscape — from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress.”

Okay, I dove into the “domestic spaces”, but I bet “tropical seductress” caught your attention! Take a peek at “Mirage”, Adrienne’s series filled with greenish-blue watercolor wonderfulness.

{via Artsy}