In recent years, the Portland art community has had a number of significant losses and it is preparing for one more with the departure of curator, Josephine Zarkovich to New York City. Josephine sits down with Ashley and Kendra and discusses what she has contributed to the Portland Art scene in the past 8 years. Other topics covered include art savvy toddlers, her essay, "Arranging the Deck Chairs," the effect of the economic crash on artists, and a theoretical model Portland could use to change and recover the Arts in the region.
Episode 28 – Tatyana Ostapenko
In this episode we interview artist Tatyana Ostapenko. We discuss her autobiographical oil paintings and what diaspora can look like in art.
Tatyana paints with oils while “obsessing over the recent history of former Soviet Union and the daily lives of people who will never make it to the official historical records”. She was born and raised in Soviet Ukraine and currently lives in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA in Studio Practice from Portland State University. Tatyana’s work has been exhibited at the 5th Geoje International Art Festival (South Korea), Odessa Contemporary Art Biennial (Odessa, Ukraine), the Governors Island Art Fair (NYC),Cape Cod Art Museum (Dennis, MA), Littman Gallery (Portland, OR) Locker 50b (Richmond, VA) and Site: Brooklyn (NY, NY) and other local and national venues. Her work can be found at https://tatyanaostapenko.com/
Also discussed in this episode, the Wende Museum in California. More info: https://www.wendemuseum.org/
Episode 27: Jeremy Okai Davis
In this episode we interview artist Jeremy Okai Davis, whose paintings balance representational portraiture and geometric abstraction in a unique way. We talk about the evolution of his work and how his work fits into the current social climate. Also TV- what we are binging and why.
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In the studioMural honoring Ah Bing, along with Dorothy and Hurtis Hadley in Milwaukie, OR“Angela”“Black Wood (Diane Dickerson)”“Black Wood (Marlene Fitzhugh)”“Harry”“Pauli”“WOOD”“Toulouse”“Hue”“Sepia 1”Recording the podcast via zoom
Episode 26- Kendra Larson
This time Ashley interviews Kendra about her art practice and the balancing act that is art, family, and teaching.
Episode 25 – Heather Goodwind
In this episode we get the opportunity to talk with artist Heather Goodwind about her exciting practice and future plans. Process and self doubt as a superpower are discussed with a heavy dose of humor.
https://vimeo.com/394684711 email@example.com https://www.heathergoodwind.com https://www.metopera.org/ https://www.chemeketa.edu/programs-classes/program-finder/art/gretchen-schuette-art-gallery/
photo by Jingzi Zhao
Face to FaceSeries 30 #6 * 2020 * 16 X 20 X .75 inAcrylic on Canvas
Pillow TalkSeries 30 #18 * 2020 * 16 X 20 X .75 in
Bitter Series 30 #20 • 2020 • 20 x 16 x .75 in Acrylic on Canvas
Trial By Fire Series 30 #1 • 2020 • 20 x 16 x .75 in Acrylic on Canvas
Episode 24 Zach Mory Interview: Making Ridiculous Dreams Come True
In this episode we take a road trip to Illinois and visit artist Zach Mory, whose drawings connect comic book aesthetics to the history of midwestern magical realism and contemporary politics. We talk about his role as an artist working today, as well as, power necks.
Notes – In this episode Zach mentions Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo(https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-fitzcarraldo-1982), Philip Guston (https://www.moma.org/artists/2419), Capital City Distribution (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_City_Distribution), Nexus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_(comics), The Badger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badger_(comics)#:~:text=The%20Badger%20is%20a%20fictional,Comics%20also%20ceased%20all%20publications., Gertrude Abercrombie (https://hyperallergic.com/459812/a-surrealist-painter-who-collaborated-with-the-chicago-jazz-scene/), and Fred Hampton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hampton).
Episode 23 - Brian Hart Interview
In this episode Brian hart is our guest. Brian is a Co-Host/Producer of podcast 10 Bestest, a condensed way for you to learn new things to enhance various aspects of your life. Hart is also an Event Organizer at TEDxSalem.com and Board Member at Salem Progressive Film Series. He is a kind person and inspiring art powerhouse.
Brian Hart: Salem’s Superman