Sergio and Josh recap their 4th of July weekend, compare “Midsommar” to “Hereditary,” what they would do with time machines, what the SFMoMA got from selling a Rothko, people who hate Renoir, an SF high school mural that is going to be painted over, avoiding speed bumps in business, come up with a brilliant art theme show concept, and discuss if artists need to struggle to create great art. Pray to the Google Gods for Sergio’s swift recovery.
We catch up with Ozi Magana and get right into silliness! We introduce the Waiting To Dry drinking game(s)… the beers start a-flowin’! Topics discussed include how art news is mostly boring, who is responsible when an artist steals a style, an artist whose work we have outgrown, and so much more! Ozi names the artist he hates! Find Ozi at @feodome and @ozieatsburritos.
Josh and Sergio answer your questions! No matter how silly or deep, they treat them with the appropriate amount of respect… or mockery! They first talk about emotions that don’t have words, working for exposure, learning digital painting and more. They ask the listeners which artists they hate, then they get asked what non-visual artists inspire them, why they don’t like acrylic, turning in art they don’t like to galleries, where to buy followers, who would win in a famous artist battle royale, give advice about staying inspired, and realize whoever owns a time machine is racist! They discuss doing sculpture, impostor syndrome, and a whole lot more! Subscribe to our Youtube channel please! https://www.youtube.com/waitingtodrypodcast
Josh and Sergio talk about the time Bob Ross talked some smack, over-the-top pet owners, the reaction to Josh’s “polka dot” painting experiment, why people who like doing self-portraits are weirdos, Josh working toward self-sustainment through art, recapping the WonderlandSF final show, if the David Choe Money question reveals a lot about artists, if seeing the “artist’s hand” in their work is important, what is the worst pet, and other such nonsense. Josh currently has work up at Abend Gallery, Sergio at Modern Eden, and they both have a painting at WonderlandSF up until the end of June 2019.
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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.
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.
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!
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!
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
It’s episode 69, so of course we start things off by talking about booty-eating diseases. Matt Hunter tells us a story about getting charged by an elephant in Africa, doing art odd-jobs, Instagram, not compromising, bringing weed on planes, bad dreams, the awe factor, and much more. We end with dropping bombs on Diego Rivera. Long live Robert Ross.