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I Like Your Work supports artists! Each week artist Erika b Hess interviews artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators to cover topics that will help you in your art practice! From inspiring interviews from the lives of artists to business practices you will walk away ready to get in the studio!

I Like Your Work: Conversations with Artists, Curators & Collectors Erika b Hess

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    • 4.8 ‚ÄĘ 211 Ratings

I Like Your Work supports artists! Each week artist Erika b Hess interviews artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators to cover topics that will help you in your art practice! From inspiring interviews from the lives of artists to business practices you will walk away ready to get in the studio!

    Working with Glass & Public Project Advice with Artist Laura Sallade

    Working with Glass & Public Project Advice with Artist Laura Sallade

    Laura Sallade is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. Sallade earned a Certificate in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 and is completing a coordinated Bachelors of Fine Arts at The University of Pennsylvania. During her time at UPenn, the artist has also worked toward a Certificate in Positive Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Creative Writing. While completing her degree, the artist has worked at the intersection of painting and glass, exhibiting in New York, Philadelphia, and beyond, creating large scale multi panel works. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Cairn University in 2023 and Massey Klein Gallery in 2022. Notable group exhibitions include the Susquehanna Art Museum, Future Art Fair, and The Woodmere Art Museum. Laura has completed public commissions for Atlantic Aviation Airport, Jefferson Hospital, and The Ritz Carlton, among many others. Recent awards and residencies include The SIM Residency in Iceland, The Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, and The Nextfab Fellowship. Laura is currently preparing for a two person show at Works on Paper Gallery in Philadelphia.
    "Without light we can‚Äôt see matter‚ÄĒinversely, without matter we can‚Äôt see light. This interdependent relationship is the crux of my practice. I‚Äôm interested in colloquial references to light as a fleeting presence‚ÄĒa shadow appears, the sun sets, a beam of light enters the room. In reality, we know that light is the constant and we are the variable‚ÄĒit‚Äôs our physical world that is shifting, our planet that is rotating, our galaxy that is hurling through space. I observe these paradoxical understandings of the world and emphasize our skewed perception of light by capturing moments of flux. Using glass, silver, and mixed media, I investigate the link between light and matter. Integrating scientific and intuitive processes, I create evocative gestural works that walk the line between image and object. Rather than rendering light, I rely on its interaction with opaque and translucent shapes and textures to capture the ephemeral. Paying homage to the fickleness of memory, I indiscriminately excavate large portions of a composition through hand-cut elimination and rely on suggestive remains."
     
    LINKS: 
    laurasallade.com
     










    @laura.sallade



     















    https://www.masseyklein.com/
     

     






     
    Artist Shout Out: 
     
     


    https://www.alisonstigora.com/
    https://www.leighsuggs.com/
    https://www.kristadedricklai.com/
    https://www.heathermcmordie.com/
    https://www.cameronwilsonritcher.com/
     






     
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    • 44 min
    Moving Through Fear as an Artist to Grow

    Moving Through Fear as an Artist to Grow

    This week, I'm chatting about fear and how you can move through imposter syndrome as an artist to grow in your career. 
     
    Check out our sponsor for this episode: The Sunlight Podcast:
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    • 11 min
    Looking for Hope Instead of Facts in Painting with John Paul Kesling

    Looking for Hope Instead of Facts in Painting with John Paul Kesling

    John Paul Kesling (b. 1980, USA) was born and raised in Northeastern Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. He received his BFA in Arts from Morehead State University (Morehead, KY, 2003) and spent a summer in Europe studying art history (Summer 2002). He went on to receive his MFA in Painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA, 2010). He spent the next six years in Brooklyn, NY immersed in the NYC art scene. In March of 2016, while attending a month-long residency at The Vermont Studio Center he realized how integral time, space, and nature were to his studio practice and in 2016, relocated to Madison, TN, just outside of Nashville.
    His work has been featured in various group exhibitions at Ground Floor Contemporary (Birmingham, AL), Lowe Mill (Huntsville, AL), Gallery 85 (Chelsea, NY), The Parthenon (Nashville, TN), CultureLab LIC (Queens, NY), Piano Craft Gallery (Boston, MA), New York Hall of Science & SciArts Initiative (Queens, NY), Prince Street Gallery (New York, NY), Flatwork Contemporary (online), I Like Your Work Podcast (online and print), ArtMaze Mag (online and print), Create Magazine (online) and the NYC Crit Club Winter Session 2023 (curated by MEPAINTSME). In 2022 he was accepted to the White Columns Curated Online Artist Registry (New York, NY). His work is included in the permanent collections of The Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta, GA and Lacoste, France), Vanderbilt University Medical Center Community Arts Initiative and Soho House Nashville. He has attended artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Art Residency Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN), Azule (Hot Springs, NC), Jx Farms (Cleveland, MS), and Mudhouse (Crete, Greece). He has had solo shows at Wheelhouse Arts (Louisville, KY), Oz Arts (Nashville, TN) and The Red Arrow Gallery (Nashville, TN). 
    He has an upcoming residency at On:View Artist Residency at Sulfur Studios (May 2024, Savannah, GA) and a solo show at The Ellis Gallery at Sulfur Studios (July 2024, Savannah, GA). In April, 2024 he will also be included in a group exhibition at Tyger Tyger Gallery (Asheville, NC). In 2024, Kesling will also be showing in two-person shows at The Gadsden Museum of Art (Gadsden, AL), Wheelhouse Arts (Louisville, KY), and Ground Floor Contemporary (Birmingham, AL). 
    Kesling is a member of the artist collective at Ground Floor Contemporary (Birmingham, AL) and is represented by The Red Arrow Gallery (Nashville, TN) and Wheelhouse Art (Louisville, KY).
    "My practice delves into the complexities of human intimacy, both romantic and familial. After the death of my younger brother and many of my friends to the ongoing opioid epidemic of my Appalachian hometown and the country at large, my own mortality became embedded within my active mark-making. Driven by a need to understand the world around me, my work serves as a visual exploration of the emotional and psychological intricacies of relationships, personal loss, and our place in the natural world. Imbued with a deep sense of nostalgia, the work harkens back to the excitement and vulnerability of new human connections and experiencing nature in a new light. For me, painting is as necessary as digging in the dirt - dragging your hand through a body of water - across a freshly buzzed head."
     
    LINKS: 
    www.johnpaulkesling.com
     
    www.instagram.com/johnpaulkesling  
















     

     






     
    Artist Shout Out: 
     
    Brett Douglas Hunter @brettdouglashunter
    Marlos E'van @marlosevan
    Lindsy Davis @lindsydavis_



     






     
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    Hannah Cole, the artist/tax pro who sponsors I Like Your Work, has launched Business Deduction Deep Dive: 
    For artists and self-employed creatives. and is everything you need to know about self-employed tax deductions.
    It’s just $97 and one hour t

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Collaboration, NYC Shows & Our Spring Catalog Curated by Morgan Lehman Gallery

    Collaboration, NYC Shows & Our Spring Catalog Curated by Morgan Lehman Gallery

    Today, I'm sharing some new and different ways you can collaborate with other artists including how you can collaborate outside of directly working on art pieces together. Join me in this episode to hear some alternative ways you can work with other artists. 
     
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    • 16 min
    Artist Marc Mitchell: Experimentation, Authenticity, and the Connections That Fuel an Artistic Career

    Artist Marc Mitchell: Experimentation, Authenticity, and the Connections That Fuel an Artistic Career

    Marc Mitchell holds a M.F.A from Boston University. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Florida Atlantic University Galleries, Boca Raton; TOPS Gallery, Memphis, TN; GRIN Gallery, Providence, RI; Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA; and others. Mitchell has been featured in publications such as the Boston Globe, Burnaway, and Number Inc; and was selected for New American Paintings in 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2020. Mitchell has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Center for Arts & Creativity, Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Hambidge Center for the Arts, Jentel Foundation, and Tides Institute/StudioWorks. In 2021, Mitchell was a Fellow at The American Academy in Rome.
    In addition to his studio practice, Mitchell has curated exhibitions that feature artists such as Tauba Auerbach (Diagonal Press), Mel Bochner, Matt Bollinger, Mark Bradford, Tara Donovan, Chie Fueki, Daniel Gordon, Sara Greenberger-Rafferty, Philip Guston, Josephine Halvorson, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Mary Reid Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Arnold Kemp, Allan McCollum, Kay Rosen, Erin Shirreff, Lorna Simpson, Jered Sprecher, Jessica Stockholder, Jason Stopa, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Lawrence Weiner, Wendy White, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, and many others.
    "I am influenced by many things‚ÄĒ1980‚Äôs guitars, VHS tapes, World War I battleships, sunrise/sunset gradients, moir√© patterns, and more. Over the past 3 years, ‚Äėnotions of cycle‚Äô have played an increased role in the development of my paintings; and I‚Äôm curious how the avant-garde succeeds and fails within popular culture. Currently, I‚Äôm interested in how the landscape has been depicted throughout American culture. Whether it‚Äôs Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt of the Hudson River School, Georgia O‚ÄôKeeffe‚Äôs monumental work at the Art Institute of Chicago, or an Instagram post of a sunset‚ÄĒeach conveys a romanticized view of our world. The most recent paintings are an amalgamation of experiences that I‚Äôve had within the American landscape; with each painting flowing freely between representation and abstraction."
    LINKS: 
    www.mmitchellpainting.net
     
    www.instagram.com/methan18  






     
    Artist Shout Out: 
     
    UARK Drawing --- https://www.uarkdrawing.com/ and @uarkdrawing
    UARK Painting --- https://www.uarkpainting.com/ and @uarkpaintning
     
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    • 57 min
    Cultivating Relationships in the Art World

    Cultivating Relationships in the Art World

    Today, I'm talking about the importance of having mentors to provide guidance and encouragement throughout your artistic journey and why cultivating relationships is so important as an artist. I'm also giving some suggestions on how artists can find mentors. 
    Check out our sponsor for this episode: Sunlight Tax
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    • 18 min

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