#74 Gage Opdenbrouw “Emotional Ambiguity”

Waiting To Dry goes full-on Joe Rogan with a 3-hour episode! Dennis “Bagger43” Brown guest hosts with Sergio as Gage Opdenbrouw joins as the guest. They discuss “coffee cup syndrome,” the single most important painting class he’s taken, moving away from photo-reference, what he teaches in his painting classes, his interest in emotional ambiguity, his Garland Of Hours show, what he likes about university shows, the traps of commercializing your art, collecting a sense of place, artistic dreams possibly aligning with their means, his Top 5 living artists, which artists he hates and why, and we unravel the mysteries of Bob Ross! All things Gage at www.gageopdenbrouw.com, and Bagger43 at bagger43.com.

Piet Mondrian’s early landscapes
Egon Schiele landscapes

Marc Trujillo

Rackstraw Downes

David Park

Bill Viola

Maya Lin

Christof Buchel

Nijideka Akunyili Crosby

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#73 Hiroshi Sato & Adam Caldwell “The Highest Form Of Art”

Hiroshi Sato and Adam Caldwell return for a super episode jam-packed with art discussion! We talk about how they critique each other, the importance of titles, idea vs execution, today’s lack of genius artists, painting’s one advantage over other art forms, curating your visual life, the historical significance of art museums, understanding symbols for cultural context, and more! Catch Adam at the Moleskine Project show and Modern Eden’s self portrait show. Hiroshi will be showing landscapes at Abend Gallery this summer and a solo show at Marrow Gallery in October.

Mark Tansey

Robert Bechtel

Neural network floral dinosaurs

Hilma af Klint

Pareidolia

Abend Gallery

Self-ish show at Modern Eden

Marrow Gallery

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#72 Tony Guaraldi-Brown “Claude Monnet and Paul Goggin”

Tony Guaraldi-Brown joins us for the second time to talk about flaws in the public learning system, caring about art history, what makes a great piece of art, Monet vs. Gaugin, arguing for Jackson Pollack(kinda), his new Hadrian And Elliott, exploring more color, putting yourself into your work, and more. We discuss how we deal with competition as artists before getting into Sergio’s question corner! Who are Tony’s top 5 living artists? What does he think of the 10 hot-seat artists? Catch Tony at Artist Alley (DD07) at San Diego Comic Con this year!

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#71 “Sudden Detectives”

Josh and MJ’s Santa Rosa mural was defaced, and Josh discusses it with Sergio on this episode. They discuss the possible motivations, the news coverage of it, and a bizarre reaction to the GoFundMe. They talk about the Agent Ink Gallery show, and the resulting fallout that happened afterwards. Lots of cautionary advice about working with galleries in this segment. Sergio talks about his success in Carmel despite painting in the rain. They talk about the recent Petaluma art heist and are surprised at the quality of stolen art. They also discuss being more proactive in business, decorative art, and intentional narratives in art. They finish by letting you know about the upcoming change in the podcast. Subscribe rate and review!

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#70 Irene From WonderlandSF: “El Final De Una Era”

Our very special guest Irene from WonderlandSF is on the show and we discuss so many different topics! The strategy of running a gallery in San Francisco, why she started a gallery, the importance of the gallery to Josh’s life, balancing personal wants with business needs, the purpose of galleries in 2019, relationships with collectors, when artists change their styles, and so much more. What will be her answers to Sergio’s Question Corner? Who does she hate?? You’ll learn who! She ends by giving advice about starting a gallery and talks about the future of Bay Area galleries. WonderlandSF has been such a beloved part of the SF art scene, and it will be hugely missed. Catch the final show with 100+ art pieces June 1st. www.wonderlandsf.com

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#68 Larry Moore, Carole Gray-Weihman “Fishing For Elephants”

Sergio and Carole Gray-Weihman sit down with Larry Moore during the Plein Air Convention to talk about the En Train Air journey he took to get to San Francisco, creating a class on creativity, fear and resistance, detaching from outcomes, his “Beautiful Mind”-wall, where the title of his book, Fishing For Elephants came from, and publishing a book independently. Carole talks about her joint online teaching venture, then Larry tells them about getting reproduction rights. We break for a day and come back to talk about presenting on stage, his series of animals in interiors, using house paint and more. We get Larry’s take on the Notre Dame cathedral burning, and using gouache. Larry gives thoughtful answers to all of Sergio’s Question Corner! Find him at www.larrymoorestudios.com and Carole at www.pleinairliaison.com and www.Gray-Weihman.com.

Fishing For Elephants book

En Train Air

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#67 MJ Lindo “Latino Jim Halpert”

We start the podcast off with a rant about flaky guests, then Sergio finds out his Meyers-Briggs profile, and we discuss how Josh hates his Pottermore house. We talk about the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, try to get Sergio to watch more TV, talk about our upcoming Agent Ink Show some more, and give out the best dating advice ever. Later in the episode, MJ talks that shit and names names! We then all jump on the hate train! Find MJ on YouTube at http://bit.ly/MJLindoYoutube. Rate and review us, Long Dick Style.

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#66 Food Court Legacy Status

We talk about how we are doing with our upcoming Agent Ink Gallery show and podcast guest scheduling before discussing the pursuit of art as a Kobayashi Maru, talent vs. hard work, the merits of stunt marketing, Nipsey Hussle and legacy, millenials collecting art, and answer a bunch of listener questions. We rate each 20th Century art style out of 5! Come check out our art show at Agent Ink Gallery in Santa Rosa May 4th!

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#65 Nate Van Dyke “That’s Where The Sex Is”

Nate Van Dyke answers all your questions! Why he hates drawing horses, if he starts with an idea in mind, has he met his heroes, his dream project, how much time he spends on a piece, what he listens to while arting, depression, if he’d rather hear R. Kelly covering Slayer or Slayer covering R. Kelly, how tall he is, who is Dutch, Sergio’s new lightning-round Question Corner, Dupyutren’s contracture, and more. We end with mural talk and art-flippers. Check out Nate at @69N8VanDyke on Instagram. Suck it, Vincent.

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