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Entries from July 2012

Fresh Talk: Christopher Eamon

July 29th, 2012 · Comments

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: Leo Madriz

Photo credits noted in captions

Sound: excerpt from Adina Popescu, Jeremiah, 2011

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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · Canada · curator · MoMA · Texas

Fresh Talk: Charles Guice

July 22nd, 2012 · Comments

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. 

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz 
Photos: courtesy Charles Guice 
Music: ChocQuibTown, San Antonio
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Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · photography · painting · project

Fresh Talk: Jack Sanders

July 16th, 2012 · Comments

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 and the late architect's Rural Studio program, El Cosmico, and his commitment to slow architecture, storytelling and dreaming.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz 
Photo credits noted in captions 
Music: Ross Cashiola, Trains in the Grass
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Tags: · Fresh Talk · Artist · project · Texas

Fresh Talk: Land Arts 2011

July 9th, 2012 · Comments

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: Leo Madriz Photos: Chris Taylor, Cathy Byrd and Joe DeMarco Episode Sound: 45 rpm record found by Land Arts 2011 participants
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Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · photography · project · Texas

Fresh Talk: Sasha Dees

July 2nd, 2012 · Comments

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, 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: Leo Madriz

Photos: courtesy Sasha Dees

Episode Music: Billy Holliday, All of Me

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Tags: Fresh Talk · artist residency · public art · performance art · Artist · project · curator