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.

 

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Select/Collect : September 3rd 2014

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Salut, listeners!

I’ve got something different this time. Today’s episode will feature interviews with all the parties involved in Select/Collect. Select/Collect is an exhibition coming to the Huff Gallery at Spalding University Friday evening. The exhibit is made up of the print collection of Rudy Salgado & Susanna Crum’s printshop, Calliope Arts. First you’ll hear a few words from the curator Stacey Reason (some of you may remember when I interviewed her about the Louisville Artists Syndicate, last year.) After that, I talk to the proprietors of Calliope Arts.

Stacey has sorted through over 1000 prints in the collection to put together this show which really covers a lot of ground in terms of the techniques and styles of printmaking. In our short discussion, I ask her why she was draw to the collection and the specific pieces she chose.

In the second half of the episode, I speak to both Rudy and Susanna. They both received MFAs in Printmaking at the University of Iowa, but their art goes far beyond that of the print studio. They are also into sculpture, contraptions, and video work. Though they explore different themes, Rudy and Susanna share an affinity for the community aspects of the printmaker’s world. All this and more is covered in their portion.

I’d like to just throw out a special thank you to all these wonderful folks. It’s been awesome working on this project, and I’m glad I could be a part of it. Check out these links below to learn more about them all:

http://rodolfosalgadojr.com/

http://susanna-crum.com/

http://www.staceyreason.com/

http://calliope-arts.com/

The exhibition will have a public opening reception at the Huff Gallery on Friday, September 5, 6-8 p.m. You have till October 24 to check it out. This Blind Date episode will also be available for listen at the gallery….so if you don’t listen to it now, or through iTunes, that’s just another reason to check out this awesome exhibit.