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Expanding the conversation about art in Texas. Founded in 2001, Glasstire is the first Texas Art Digital Media Company. Find features on Texas Artists, News, and the Top 5 Art Exhibits to See Each Week. The full shebang is at glasstire.com.

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Expanding the conversation about art in Texas. Founded in 2001, Glasstire is the first Texas Art Digital Media Company. Find features on Texas Artists, News, and the Top 5 Art Exhibits to See Each Week. The full shebang is at glasstire.com.

    Artist On Artist: Carol Ivey

    Artist On Artist: Carol Ivey

    Christopher Blay and guest Carol Ivey talk about the role the artist's studio plays in her work, her early years as a painter in Austin, Farrah Fawcett, and how she made the leap from abstraction to still life painting.

    "I moved to Seattle! And the thing about Seattle is that it is the emerald city, in an evergreen state. And so you can't be there and not focus on plant life."

    • 25 min
    Art Dirt: Should Museums Deaccession Their Collections?

    Art Dirt: Should Museums Deaccession Their Collections?

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech on the ongoing debate about museums deaccessioning objects from their permanent collections.

    "If MoMA could build a new building because they knew someone who would buy Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' for $600 million... would they sell it then?"

    See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/04/11/art-dirt-should-museums-deaccession-their-collections/

    If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

    • 39 min
    Artist On Artist: Deborah Roberts

    Artist On Artist: Deborah Roberts

    Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.

    This week's guest artist, the Austin-based Deborah Roberts, discusses her process, her current major solo exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, and how identity features in her work.

    “We see this monolithic idea of what the world thinks is Blackness, but we know that the Black experience is whatever the Black person has. That’s the Black experience. And that’s the individual experience.”

    • 40 min
    Art Dirt: The Mural Boom in Texas

    Art Dirt: The Mural Boom in Texas

    Christopher Blay and Christina Rees discuss the recent explosion of murals across the state.

    “I wonder if artists are being commissioned to beautify cities in a way that ignores the time that we live in.”

    See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/03/27/art-dirt-the-mural-boom-in-texas/

    This week’s podcast is sponsored in part by Texas Talks Art, a weekly series of virtual, lunchtime conversations with curators from Texas’ leading cultural institutions and artists from across the state. Tune in every Tuesday at noon CST for these virtual talks, which are happening throughout 2021. All talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule and register for upcoming talks here: https://texastalksart.org

    If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

    • 35 min
    Artist On Artist: Xxavier Edward Carter

    Artist On Artist: Xxavier Edward Carter

    Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations.

    Our guest this week is Dallas-based artist Xxavier Edward Carter. We talk about love, loss, graduate school, and how Carter sees his physical presence in his work.

    “There can’t be that divide, because ultimately I’m going to be the one getting the scrutiny; I’m going to be the one that has to answer for [the art], so my life has to reflect that, you know — walking it like you talk it.”

    • 32 min
    Art Dirt: What are NFTs and how did one sell for $69 million?

    Art Dirt: What are NFTs and how did one sell for $69 million?

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech break down the meteoric rise of NFTs.

    “These things aren’t necessarily meant to be bought and kept — they’re meant to be flipped — that’s the point. That’s how they gain value.”

    See this episode's reading list here: https://glasstire.com/2021/03/14/art-dirt-what-are-nfts-and-how-did-one-sell-for-69-million/

    This week’s podcast is sponsored in part by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) and its current exhibition, Delita Martin: Conjure. The show, which features Martin’s twenty-one new portraits of Black women, presents viewers with a profound celebration of Black women’s lives and experiences. The exhibition runs March 13 – May 23, 2021. AMSET is located at 500 Main Street in Beaumont, Texas. For more information, go here: https://amset.org

    If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

    • 41 min

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