On a windy SF day, Melanie Alves invites us to her studio talk about the expectations of artists and galleries, being a mother in San Francisco, Portuguese food, using her art for social issues, her pillow project that tackles womens issues, people wanting to touch your art, and how having children can make you more creative. We talk about her painting “China Girl” and the story of the woman who inspired it. We also talk about capturing farts, a terrible app-for-children idea, and getting judged as a person for your art. Melanie tells us about her second-grader hustle, censoring yourself, Portuguese words, and how she sent a poop picture to her friends. Melanie’s very talented in many mediums and very fun to talk to. Enjoy and give us a good rating on your favorite platform if you like it!
We have muralist Amanda Lynn over and we get all up in her mural bizness! We talk about trying to get us into doing murals, her “wall-bitches,” doing commercial murals vs for yourself, our upcoming group show we’re all in, sleep habits, spirituality, questions we get on social media, and going chemical-free. We talk about her painting “Lullabye” as well as an installation she made. We talk about art fandom and Josh’s resistance to commissions before we wrap it up. Fun episode; a good mix of humor and light-hearted chat mixed into genuine art talk. Give it a listen and rate it on your favorite platform if you like it.
Adam Caldwell has us over to his studio to tell us about why he likes teaching beginner students, moving from Maine to the Bay Area, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” subject genders in paintings, the relevance of painting in 2018, and handling criticism. We talk about a painting in his studio in progress which leads to talking about ways to create new compositions, nostalgia, and other things. Josh finishes the show sans-Sergio with Adam and they talk about gallery shows, taking chances with paintings, researching ideas, political activism and the social climate before wrapping it up. One of the more serious episodes of late but never too heavy. It was great for the both of us to meet him. Look up his upcoming Talon Gallery show in Portland!
The first episode with ya boyz together in 4 weeks! We start off by recapping Sergio’s plein air event in Atlanta, then we talk about the episodes Josh did with Steve Kim and Felicia Gabaldon and what Sergio thought of them. We talk John Krasinski, Donald Glover, Alex Jones, and Cobra Kai amongst other things. We talk about sketchbook habits, then recap our previous weekends and trash the BS parts of the Santa Rosa art scene amongst other things before discussing an altercation Josh had at his WonderlandSF reception. We talk more about Felicia end with a brief discussion of cultural appropriation. Please rate and review us on iTunes!
Judson Monroe joins Sergio Lopez at Carole Gray-Weihman’s Petaluma studio to talk about their passion for plein air events, painting in the Southwest, unscrupulous galleries, becoming a colorist with the Hensche school, Quang Ho’s unconscious competence, Larry Moore’s book Fishing For Elephants, good and bad students, studying with the Egelis, her massive color palette, Antonio Mancini, and palette knives. We discuss a couple of paintings and she tells us a story about a harrowing experience during a plein air event. Find Carole at @plein_air_liaison on IG and see her work at Authentique Gallery in St. George UT.
Join us (Joshua Lawyer, Mj Lindo and Felicia Gabaldon) as we stumble though this very clumsy conversation! Full off of pancakes and mimosas, we seem to start down a road where we discuss relevant topics that apply to an art podcast, before taking a hard right turn down a dark alley that only leads to confusion and nervous laughter. So please enjoy the brief moments of sunlight before we quickly bring you back to a disorienting darkness as dark as gouache black on an un-primed wood panel! If the description of this podcast confuses you…Hold on to your seats cause you ain’t heard nothing YET!
Steve Kim stops by on his road trip from Mississippi to LA to talk to me and guest host Leon Loucheur about his up coming show and mural project at NOH/WAVE. We also talk about Grad school, the horror film his paintings pulled reference from for the upcoming show. Then we talk about techniques he uses to get his unique take of art, his regrets on not investing in bitcoin, And trying to put himself back into the mindset of his 11 year old self, right before the dark bruting art stage… then we talk a little shit about a few OG abstract guys!
Sergio and Josh recap their boozy night before talking about working on their upcoming shows. All sorts of random stuff gets talked about, such as framing, Bam Bam Bigelow, nuclear holocaust, dad jokes, dark comedies, not jotting down ideas, and people listening to our podcast. Sergio fails miserably at trying to get Josh to read The Art Spirit by Robert Henri. We trash a bunch of annoying things before we limp to the finish line. Uber epic episode. Stayeth woketh, bros.
Fresh off the heels of his Booth Gallery in NYC show, Emilio Villalba invites us to his home and studio to talk about how he titles his paintings, the eyeballs he paints, how his environment influences his work, going from animation in LA to painting in SF, music, teaching, how Mark Tennant changed his life, his journey to see Velasquez and a few other things before we get into his painting in progress, “Mother and Child” that he graciously allowed us to share with you. We discuss why Picasso and Willem de Kooning were great(clutch your pearls, realists!) and speculate on who will be remembered from our time. We wrap it up by talking about album cover art. It’s obvious how thoughtful he is about his craft. If you’re a painter of any sort, you’ll really enjoy this one.
Aaron Nagel tells about his musical beginnings and how he started painting in oils, how he works with models, his new series of paintings with cloth, fitness, long-ass audiobooks and his “love” of the fantasy genre. We talk about his “Signal To Noise” paintings and talk about narrative paintings, his fascination with form, and face tattoos. We talk about the EGO Act, get super depressed about the current administration, then talk about commissions. We talk some more about working with models and getting reference, then Josh goes off on a tangent but brings it back! We talk about supplemental income, teaching, painting on dibond and his FedEx debacle. We finish by answering listener questions, such as, what are galleries good for these days? Catch him at Abend Gallery in June!