Leah speaks about her book Vanishing Twins and the process of writing the memoir. We discuss connections through shared experience, identifying gender roles, and the process of discovering individual identity while having a successful relationship with your partner.
“How does a young couple make room for their individual desires, their evolving selfhoods, and their artistic ambitions while building a life together?”
Andrianna speaks in-depth about her writing and curatorial practice. We discuss the lack of representation of marginalized groups and individuals within art history; and rethinking curatorial narratives around artists and producers. And the importance of community and conversation within the art world.
Amir and I discuss how issues of identity manifest in his painting and daily life, his family’s immigration into the United States from Iran, as well as running a successful studio and surviving as an artist.
Dave and I discuss issues of appropriation in art, making ends meet as a full time artist, support systems artists build to survive the ups and downs of the art market, living with addiction and achieving sobriety.
Jason speaks about his childhood and adolescence leading him into the world of graffiti and art. We discuss the importance of community, aspects of commodity within the art world, and how the value systems of our society have the potential to disenfranchise artists.
Anna speaks about the various directions her practice has taken over the last twenty years, understanding her place within the work, and realizing that her goal wasn’t just to show in a gallery space or an art fair. We talk about the influence that peers and mentors can have on an artist as one’s career extends over a period of time.
Waraire and I discuss how perseverance, family and friends have helped him build a business. We also speak to the role fashion plays in helping individuals represent themselves and attain their goals in every day life.
Michael and I discuss music, the Midwest, and his path to opening and closing a gallery in Los Angeles. He goes into detail about the highs and lows of running a gallery as well as why he decided to eventually close the space.
Lauren speaks about the five years of running Public Fiction as an exhibition space in Los Angeles, as well as the on-going print publication of the same name; her collaborations with institutions, curators, and artists; and what it means for the exhibition to be treated as a medium.