Brian Chippendale - Episode 43 (part 1)

Brian Chippendale is a visual artist, drummer and singer in Lightning Bolt and Black Pus, and a founding member of the seminal work-live-performance venue Fort Thunder. Brian talks about creating immersive and expansive worlds in his work; handmade masks; playing drums; improvisation as an important tool; and capturing energy, multiplying it and blowing it back out. This episode was recorded in front of a live studio audience as part of On Air Fest, at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode.

To commemorate this episode, a limited set of collaborative prints by Brian Chippendale and Joseph Hart are available for preview and purchase in the SHOP.

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Monona Rossol - Episode 42

Monona Rossol is a chemist, sculptor, singer and an industrial hygienist that specializes in visual and performing arts health hazards. Monona talks about how most artist studios fail OSHA safety regulations, her book “The Artists Complete Health & Safety Guide”, kid’s art supplies, being born into a vaudevillian family, scientific facts, human denial and the challenge of being persuasive, and a steadfast desire to contribute to the arts in multiple ways.   

Butt Johnson - Episode 40

Butt Johnson makes highly rendered and labor intensive drawings. Butt talks about using a pseudonym as part of his artistic identity, his technical process and drafting system, patient execution as a form of peacefulness, looking for rigorousness in art, a love for sub-cultures, biology and gardening, and setting up his own parameters of challenge in art.

Sun You - Episode 36

Sun You makes sculpture, installations and wall works that operate like paintings. Sun talks about carrying the language of painting into her three dimensional work, finding ways to interrupt her sensibility, the tonality and surprise in Korean film, moments of self-doubt as healthy, false proximities and keeping track of the potential of art.

Jason McLean - Episode 34

Jason McLean is a multi-disciplinary artist but is primarily known for his elaborate and surreal drawings. Jason talks about his personal experience as content, drawing into the flaws of his materials, the obsession and rush of collecting, mental health and being diagnosed with schizophrenia, collaborating with his kids and the balance of art and life. 

Elisabeth Kley - Episode 31

Elisabeth Kley makes ceramic sculpture that often takes on the form of a vessel, ornate peacocks or elaborate birdcages. Elisabeth talks about using historical decorative art as a model for her own work, color palette as a subversive tool, drag performance, exhibiting her work at Canada Gallery (NYC) and Pierre Marie Giraud (Brussels), and making art as a way to process emotion and experience.

Emily Mae Smith - Episode 29

Emily Mae Smith makes representational paintings that weave in and out of illusionistic rendering and graphic flatness. Emily talks about the process of making a painting as similar to building a strange machine, color gradients as concepts, symbolism and surrealism, incorporating art history into her work and making paintings that are self-aware.

Glen Baldridge - Episode 28

Glen Baldridge is an inter-disciplinary artist that shifts in and out of printmaking, sculpture and painting. Glen talks about the thru-lines in his various ways of working, looking for tension in the legibility of a painting, co-founding Forth Estate, noticing the beautifully abject, the studio as refuge and finding joy through making.

Yevgeniya Baras - Episode 27

Yevgeniya Baras makes abstract paintings on burlap that feature colorful geometric forms and serpentine lines painted over and around found objects that have been collaged onto the picture plane. Yevgeniya talks about challenging her own understanding of her work, being a founding member of Regina Rex Gallery, transforming objects into gestures, maintaining mystery in her work and paintings as issues that she solves over time.

Ethan Greenbaum - Episode 26

Ethan Greenbaum makes sculptural photographs that often feature carefully cropped images of sidewalk and street markings, construction sites and window reflections. Ethan talks about his technical process, constantly revising what’s possible, the economics of an MFA, primal fears, and his work and practice in a feedback loop with the world.

Lauren Luloff - Episode 25

Lauren Luloff makes dynamic paintings that incorporate collaged layers of dyed and cut fabric, and skillful bleach drawings of decorative patterns, flowers, trees and plants. Lauren talks about the physicality and emotion in her work, working outdoors in cemeteries, motherhood, managing expectations before and after an exhibition and the redemptive relief of making art.

Andrew Kuo - Episode 24

Andrew Kuo makes colorful geometric paintings that visually quantify personal experiences, philosophies and emotions. Andrew talks about the development of his work from early zines to his current painting practice, clarity through data and analytics, color as a class signifier, abstraction and hotdogs, professional sports and his studio as a private and strict work space.