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Monday, July 30, 2012

Fresh Talk: Christopher Eamon

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Conversations About Creativity in the 21st Century 

Cathy Byrd meets independent curator Christopher Eamon at Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, to talk about his latest project, Manscape: Male as Subject and Object, on view at the gallery through August 11, 2012. Christopher explains how he discovered the artists whose work was featured in Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central and Eastern Europe (2011) at The Power Plant, Toronto, and talks about the challenges and rewards of working solo. Christopher has curated exhibitions at institutions internationally, including at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, MoMA PS1, NY, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. 
Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz 
Photo credits noted in captions 
Sound: Adina Popescu, Jeremiah, 2011

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fresh VUE: Austin

Exquisite encounters with contemporary art and culture deep in the heart of Texas. A truly satisfying experience.

Fresh TALK episodes produced in Austin: Joan Jonas; Jason Moran; Jack Sanders; and Christopher Eamon. More to come!


Special Thanks To:
Jennifer Chenoweth, Generous Art; Thao Votang, Tiny Park Gallery; Liz Chapman, Giant Noise; friends Joe DeMarco, Betty Lou LaCaze and Hart Blanton; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Ann Reynolds,  Ph.D. and the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin; Chris Taylor, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fresh Talk: Charles Guice

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Conversations About Creativity in the 21st Century 

Cathy Byrd telephones Charles Guice, owner/director of Charles Guice Contemporary, to talk about his passion for contemporary art and his commitment to participate in the international scene. Pivotal in the careers of leading contemporary artists, including Hank Willis Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems, Charles represents some exceptional talent, including Max de Esteban and Erika Diettes, artists featured in Buenos Aires' Festival de la Luz 2012 this summer.  

Of note: Charles works with Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder, who appeared on an earlier Fresh TALK episode. Click HERE to listen.  

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz 
Photos courtesy the artists and Charles Guice Contemporary, New York 
Music: ChocQuibTown, San Antonio

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fresh Talk: Jack Sanders

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Conversations About Creativity in the 21st Century 

Cathy Byrd meets artist Jack Sanders at his studio in East Austin. From Cleburne, Texas, Jack studied at Auburn University and the School of Architecture at the University of Texas before he founded his company DesignBuild Adventure. Hear Jack talk about his muse Sam Mockbee, the Rural Studio, El Cosmico, and his commitment to slow architecture, storytelling and dreaming.  

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz 
Photos: Jack Sanders, except where noted 
Music: Ross Cashiola, Trains in the Grass

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fresh Talk: Land Arts of the American West

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Conversations about Creativity in the 21st Century  

Cathy Byrd drives to Lubbock, Texas, to meet with Chris Taylor and students who participated in Land Arts of the American West 2011, an experiential program taught in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University. An amazing road trip of some 6,000 miles culminated in the exhibition that was on view this spring.
Students: Alexander Bingham, Luis Bustamante III, Will Cotton, Winston Holloway, Richard Klaja, Celeste Martinez, Zachary Mitchell, Carl Spartz, Rachael Wilson, Bethany Wood. Program Assistant: Adrian Larriva. Program Director: Chris Taylor. 

Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz   
Photos: Chris Taylor, Cathy Byrd and Joe DeMarco 
Sound: 45 rpm record found by Land Arts 2011 participants

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fresh Talk: Sasha Dees

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 Conversations about Creativity in the 21st Century

Cathy Byrd connects on skype with Sasha Dees, an independent curator/producer/consultant who lives and works between Amsterdam and New York. In the Netherlands, Sasha curates the residency program Open Ateliers in the area of Amsterdam known as Zuidoost. In the U.S., Sasha is the producer of a roving video performance project with Sietske Tjallingii who is the protagonist in Miss T - My American Dream. Their road trips in search of mid-century roadside icons have led them to gigantic versions of a guitar, a blue whale, a sombrero and more.
Sound Editor: Leonardo Madriz
Photos courtesy Sasha Dees 
Music: Billy Holliday, All of Me