Nancy details the process of running her business, from the initial clothing design, production of samples and final garments, quality control, and sales and distribution. She discusses her inspirations and what drives her to make the work.
Jake speaks about his studio practice and the role of fear in the modern psyche, his mistrust of corporate media, manifest destiny, and his love for the city of Los Angeles.
Khalil speaks about racism in the art world, his life as an artist and poet, microaggressions within society, and creating opportunity for people of color within the arts.
LA based artist duo Chris Adler and Ali Edmark are the co-directors and curators behind the collaborative exhibition space VACANCY. Chris discusses the balancing act of maintaining an art practice and running a gallery, having a full time job to pay the bills, and his relationship with Ali, his partner in life and work.
Claire delves into the focus of her dissertation, collage and narrative in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, and its relationship to contemporary art, as well as her work as a curator and writer. As an accomplished musician, she regularly performs throughout Los Angeles, and we discuss her participation earlier this year as a singer in Yael Salomonowitz’s performance project at Paramount Ranch III.
Colleen discusses equal representation of sex and gender within the arts; also taking measure of sexism and class structures, and the value of loving what you do on a daily basis.
Jennifer breaks down the Canadian arts community in geographic and economic terms. We discus alternative funding models and artist run centers, as well the balance between being a parent and an artist.
Max speaks about artists shedding ideas of ideology in their work and the importance of Socratic conversations on social media. We also discuss his successful show “Riffin” on KCHUNG Radio, and the challenges of an interviewer in todays media landscape.
Ian and Matt discuss running a gallery space as artists, and how they sustain individually vibrant art practices while providing opportunities for other artists at Metro PCS. They also reflect on the city of Los Angeles and how it propels and restricts creativity.
Yaron discusses how his studio practice has been influenced through family relationships and a nomadic adolescence. Performance, painting, video, and sculpture are all outlets for his artistic practice.