#87 “Send Your Son To Die”

Another solo ep! We talked about the snafu that was before the recording of episode 86, getting into daily painting, Serge Gay Jr.‘s and Jose Luis Cena‘s SF solo shows, Josh’s piece titled “Send Your Son To Die,” if paintings gain value by changing hands, going all-in as a professional artist, Alec Monopoly, and answer some listener questions: 

 

Is it worth starting a Youtube page? 

What did we think of each other when we first met? 

Which artist brain would we step into for a day?

 

 Check out Josh’s newest paintings at Stone Sparrow Gallery in NYC, and Palette Gallery in San Francisco. Check out Sergio’s coaster drawings at Nucleus Portland and upcoming paintings at Beyond Eden Art Fair in Anaheim and Context Art Miami.

 

This episode is sponsored by Trekell Professional Art Supplies! Go to www.trekell.com, use the code “WTD10” and enjoy 10% off of your order of brushes, panels and apparel!

 

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#85 Nate Van Dyke, Paul Hermann “Resting Upstanding-Citizen Face”

Nate Van Dyke (@69n8vandyke) introduces us to his new studio mate Paul Hermann(@premier_coup)! They talk about working together in video games, share @elcoro36 stories, tips on shooting models, artists you like doing things you don’t, hesitation about changing styles, peeing in the studio sink, artwork pricing talk, selling art online vs selling in galleries, boring Instagram posts, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Trekell Professional Art Supplies! Go to www.trekell.com, use the code “WTD10” and enjoy 10% off of your order of brushes, panels and apparel!

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#84 Emilio Villalba, Tamsin Smith “No Small Talk On The Canvas”

Emilio Villalba(@emilio_villalba) returns to the podcast with Tamsin Smith (@slipstreamer11) to talk about their new collaborative project they are working on together! Every Sunday they get together at Matt Gonzalez(@mattgonzalez_collage)’s studio and paint on canvases together. They talk about the self-imposed limitations that make the collaboration unique, letting go of ego and expectations, understanding poetry, Tamsin’s art reviews, collaborating “politely,” and more. Tamsin’s books are titled Word Cave and Between First And Second Sleep. Their November shows will be at Adobe Books in San Francisco.

This episode is sponsored by Trekell Professional Art Supplies! Go to www.trekell.com, use the code “WTD10” and enjoy 10% off of your order of brushes, panels and apparel!

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#83 Attack Of The Garbage People

We recap our birthday weekends before diving into Nicolas Uribe’s innovative new art project. We give our takes on it, and lay out some of our own marketing strategies. We discuss the merits of pricing artwork by the hour, go off on garbage people in the Santa Rosa art scene, discuss inspiring children through public art and more. We discuss the #1 topic in the news today: the Popeye’s Chicken sandwich, as well as Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the TV show “The Boys,” and more.

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Cover art is a portrait of Nicolas Uribe by Benjamin Bjorklund.

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#82 Leon Loucheur “Kill Your Ducklings”

Leon Loucheur comes back on the show to tell us about his upcoming 111 Minna show, “Pick Your Poison!” We discuss vices, nature’s brutality, art going “over your head,” stuff we drew as teenagers, Josh not remembering names, weird art festivals, productivity and efficiency, looking for art answers, and SF living. We get Leon’s answers to Sergio’s Question Cornerâ„¢ and his answer to the artist he hates might blow some minds! Super fun episode! It was great catching up with our old friend and shooting the shit with him. Classic!

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#79 Gan Dalf & MJ Lindo “Tramp Stamp Adjacent”

Gan talks to us about being a new tattoo artist, making money with “dark art”, their favorite subreddits, being mean to siblings, Gan and MJ’s thoughts on the high school mural repaint, @belle.delphine, learning from the masters around you and so much more before diving into some listener questions! Follow @gan_dalf, @momdalf, @mjlindo and @rattt_poison. Knuckle sandwiches to all who don’t… now dat’s New Yohhk!

Referenced in the episode:

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r/kidsarefuckingstupid

r/fullshrimp

r/askreddit

M1ss_juliet

Jordan Cole wright

Squid.licker

Drew Merritt

Herakut

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#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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#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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