Joshua Jenkins : July 1st, 2015

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A Portrait of Five” by Joshua Jenkins. Just to give you an idea of scale, the dimensions are 64x59in.

Looking at Joshua’s work, his influences seem to span many styles, places, and periods—a love of Picasso, bits of the Harlem Renaissance, and street art. He also acknowledges what the classic painters have passed down to us, though he’s far from a traditionalist.

Greetings listeners.

Today, I’m talking about Joshua Jenkins. Joshua is a freelance artist and the coordinator for the LVA‘s Artebella program. His work tends to be large scale, mixed media abstracts that range from portraits to scenes of daily life. Joshua’s interest in art grew when he discovered Picasso’s prolific body of work. For him, this was a realization of what art could be was much more than the classic Renaissance painters.

Joshua uses a very layered technique blending text, color fields, and abstract figures, all with a very bold and expressive brushstroke.

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‘Portrait of a King 2’ by Joshua Jenkins.

You can get a better understanding of his work at www.joshjenkins.com or www.facebook.com/joshuajenkinsart.

Listen to our chat using the player below.

Enjoy.

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Nathan Hendrickson : January 28th 2015

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Nathan’s piece ‘Suzy Homemaker’.

Hello listeners.

My guest today is creative Nathaniel Hendrickson. Nathan has had his hand in art as creator, performer, and curator. He received a B.A. from Bellarmine University in 2012, and has since been shown in a large variety of exhibitions as well as curated for the Land of Tomorrow gallery space.

Our conversation left me with much to think about, and I believe this feeling aptly sums up the nature of Nathan’s work. Much of his work provokes thought through the communication of significant images. Nathan feels pictures can be quite powerful in our increasingly heavy image economy.

The themes of his work are often colored by his daily reflections of mass culture and his appetite for research— especially the subject of psychology. His newest exhibition at Swanson Contemporary, Surrogate Surface, was inspired by Harry Harlow’s studies with rhesus monkeys.

The show runs till February 14th.

Learn more about Nathan’s various works at his website http://nathanielhendrickson.com.

As always check out our discussion using the player below or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

 

Shapin/Nicolas Collection : January 7th, 2015

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Happy New Year listeners!

I hope you enjoy the first episode of 2015. I’d like to introduce today’s guests with this thought: When thinking about the art world I think it’s easy to forget about those who collect art, because frankly, there aren’t a lot of individuals who do it…at least not seriously. And considering certain economic and logistic factors such as mounting, physical space, etc it makes sense that collecting is a dying trend. After artists, the most important thing to make up a ‘scene’ is a forum for displaying and viewing work, which needs funds to survive. My guests certainly understand these issues, and are doing their part in helping our city’s creative culture.

Today’s chat is with Larry Shapin and Ladonna Nicolas. Larry and Ladonna own work from over 300 Kentucky based artists; most of which are right here in Louisville. Their collection has grown so large that they built an addition onto their home to display the works. Both of them come from art backgrounds, are educated in creative fields, and Larry’s mother is one of the founding members of the Speed Art Museum. In saying that, Larry has been exposed to art from a very young age and continued to support it as an adult.

We discuss the importance of having personal relationships with artists, future plans for their space, up & coming creatives, and Louisville’s art scene.

I’d like to personally thank them for being such a great source of encouragement and support for our city’s artists. Give our discussion a listen and I think you’ll agree.

Till next time.

 

A little end of the year gift….2014

Hello listeners.

Happy New Year!

As we close out 2014, I thought it would be nice to give you guys a little something. I constructed a Youtube playlist of tracks from some my ‘Holy Grail’ records. When I say ‘Holy Grail’ records, I mean records I desperately seek (or have sought out triumphantly.) Obviously, there is sometime the options of MP3s, CDs, or reissues but it isn’t quite the same for whatever reason…maybe pretension, who knows….

Anyway, have yourself a blast with this strange assortment of music I constructed. Below that is the playlist.

Welcome to 2015!!

Bruce Haak – Requiem (from Electric Lucifer)

Ya Ho Wa 13 – Yod He Vau He (from Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony)

Popol Vuh – Gemeinsan tranken sie den Wein (from Sei still, wisse ICH BIN)

White Noise- Love Without Sound (from An Electric Storm)

Fripp & Eno – The Heavenly Music Corporation (from No Pussyfooting)

Selda Bağcan- Meydan Sizindir (from Selda)

Warning – Wild Roses For The Exit (from self titled)

The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights (from Nite Flights)

Klaus Nomi – Total Eclipse (from Klaus Nomi)

Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets (from Here Come The Warm Jets)