The Brain Fuzz art podcast hosted by artists Joe Camoosa and Matthew White was born of the conversations between two people that both consume and create art. Topics include the creative process, art exhibitions, managing a studio, travel, bands, vinyl record collections, and whatever else might come up. We’ll call that culture.
The Post-Pandemic Hybrid Episode
Joe and Matthew sit down to discuss their arts reading stacks. A bit of nourishment for the creative life is offered. A book review is reviewed. Recording locations are swapped, resulting in the first hybrid episode. “Hallmarkian” is used as a descriptor. Joe provides the Audio Pick of the Day.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 66
* 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai Weiwei at Bookshop.org* How To Be An Artist by Jerry Saltz at Bookshop.org* Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture by Mira Schor at Bookshop.org* “Does Art Have To Be Relevant? One Prominent Critic Says No.” by John Adams at The New York Times* Authority and Freedom: A Defense of the Arts by Jed Perl at Bookshop.org* Clement Greenberg at TheArtStory.org* Harold Rosenberg at TheArtStory.org* Father John Misty at AllMusic.com* Will Oldham at AllMusic.com
Nothing Being Wasted With Masa Sasaki
Ceramicist Masa Sasaki joins Joe and Matthew. Together, they discuss the differences between pottery and ceramics. Masa sheds light on the steps in the process. Form versus function is explored. Masa’s work is viewed in the light of his unique history and perspective. Discoveries are made, and inspiration is found.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 65
* MasaSasakiCeramics.com* Lazy Betty Restaurant* Hank Sasaki performs “Tennessee Moon,” MZM Live on YouTube* Michael Simon at Ferrin Contemporary
Who Is Masa Sasaki?
Masayuki Sasaki, is a classically trained artist. He is an accomplished pianist, award-winning painter, and he brings his unique perspective to ceramics. Sasaki’s work is available in galleries and museum gift shops. You can find out more about him and view his work at MasaSasakiCeramics.com.
Moving On . . .
Joe and Matthew discuss the compartmentalization of creativity. They catch up on the often dreaded life event of moving – studios, houses, and art. Recent experiences and the best – and not-so-great – practices of art handling and placement are shared. Matthew provides the Audio Pick of the Day.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 64
* A wooden create available at Target that is perfect for moving and storing vinyl* A moving box for framed pictures available at Home Depot* Damn the Torpedoes on AllMusic.com* Muddy Waters at Newport 1960, full performance on YouTube
Looking Up With Suzana Brborović
Painter Suzana Brborović joins Joe and Matthew for a conversation about her practice and studio life in Leipzig. Architecture, politics, and socio-economic factors in her work are discussed. Layers are peeled back. Some monuments prove unintended. Memorials are deconstructed.
Discipline and balance in the artist’s life are examined. Doubt is determined to be helpful.
A Brain Fuzz Europe Tour is floated.
(Un)required Resources for Episode 63
* suzanabrborovic.eu* About Leipzig at Brittanica.com* “Hitler’s Flak Towers Were Fortresses of Nazi Military Might” at timeline.com* Avery Singer at Art21.org* JoshuaHagler.com
Who is Suzana Brborović?
After completing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, the University of Ljubljana in 2013, Suzana Brborović studied Painting on the postgraduate master’s program (Meisterschüler) at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig in the period 2014–16. In 2019, she received the Rihard Jakopič Award for special projects and achievements in the field of fine art for young artists. Her painting practice has so far focused mainly on the stories of architecture. She is concerned with the power of the painting medium and the boundaries between the digital and the painting-generated gestures and shapes. She lives and works in Leipzig.
Aspects of making, distributing, and presenting art are explored as Joe and Matthew mix up the format a bit. Recent trends in arts news are explored in a fresh and newly refined Art News Stack segment. Matthew attempts to demystify cryptocurrency and NFTs. Joe provides an Audio Pick of the Day with multiple visual art entry points. Hierarchy and the institutional model are picked at and offered with a healthy side of self-deprecation.
(Un)required Resources For Episode 62
* Matthew White at TheMWGallery.com* transience wall drawing in graphite at TheMWGallery.com* “New York’s Auction Week Comes Roaring Back To Life . . . ” at artnet* “Ebay Plans To Enable Cryptopayments And Break Into NFT Market” at ZeroHedge* “Topps Is Releasing Official NFT Baseball Cards . . .” at The Verge* Paisley Underground at AllMusic.com* Jangle Pop at AllMusic.com* Howard Finster at artnet* Little Creatures at AllMusic.com* Reckoning at AllMusic.com
Leslie Parks Bailey: Earth Mama Superstar
From reality cooking show celebrity to helping local farmers, Leslie Parks Bailey talks with Joe and Matthew about her creative life – as well as her life among creatives. The conversation begins with the problem of labels: Does she consider herself a chef? Whether it is the daily routine or the inspiration for a new project, how does a creative brain stay fed while moving forward? The daughter of legendary photographer Gordon Parks and wife of contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey, Leslie Parks Bailey shares her unique history and perspective in this engaging discussion on the creative life.
(Un)required Resources for Episode 61
* Chopped: “Thirsty for Victory” on IMDb* thebaileyfeed.net* Radcliffe Bailey at Jack Shainman Gallery* Gordon Parks’ biography at gordonparksfoundation.org* Kundalini Yoga at yogajournal.com* Mindfulness Meditation at mindful.org* Red Hot Chili Peppers at allmusic.com
Who Is Leslie Parks Bailey?
Leslie Parks Bailey is a certified vinyasa, ashtanga and kundalini instructor and member of the yoga alliance as well as a classically trained chef. She lives in the woods of Southwest Atlanta with her husband Radcliffe and her two dogs Sugar and Mingus. There, she runs her two businesses: The Bailey Feed, delivering organic vegetables from five local farms to families throughout the perimeter of Atlanta and The Bailey Bloom, delivering floral bouquets and arrangements, as well as creating “plantscapes” for peoples’ homes.
Brain Fuzz hums
Joe & Matthew’s scholarly & humorous approach to podcasting is entertaining & educational, shedding light in the sometimes dark, mysterious & misunderstood corners of the art world, it’s surrounding ecosystem, and even ancillary matters that may seem irrelevant, but actually play a role in our everyday lives. Brain Fuzz has become an important venue for artists, curators, others who have chosen to live art centric lives, as well as, from time to time, opening our eyes to the road less traveled.