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On Reality Talks, we speak with working artists and arts professionals on navigating the art world. Through introspective conversation, our guests provide knowledge on the market, public projects and the artistic process.

Reality Talks Podcast by ArtAboveReality Reality Talks Podcast by ArtAboveReality

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

On Reality Talks, we speak with working artists and arts professionals on navigating the art world. Through introspective conversation, our guests provide knowledge on the market, public projects and the artistic process.

    #InTheStudio - Brian Avila (The Producer BDB)

    #InTheStudio - Brian Avila (The Producer BDB)

    #InTheStudio: The series offers an inside look into the studio practice of the visual artist. From fabricated materials and works in progress to exhibition preparation, viewers get a chance to understand and experience the process firsthand.

    The Artist: Bryan Avila also known as The Producer BDB was born in Riverside California, he currently lives and works in the city of Los Angeles. He is an emergent contemporary artist who has lived all over the world. His work is born out of street art with hints of fashion, pop culture, music, technology, and history. •

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #InTheStudio - UnCuttArt

    #InTheStudio - UnCuttArt

    #InTheStudio: The series offers an inside look into the studio practice of the visual artist. From fabricated materials and works in progress to exhibition preparation, viewers get a chance to understand and experience the process firsthand.

    The Artist: UncuttArt has been celebrated on a multitude of different platforms including customization of garments as well as shoes and accessories. Most recently, he dove into the canvas using inspiration from various pop culture images and public figures. As society seems obsessed with the "celebrity", I am motivated to distract them from the idea that some of us are actually better than others, using the images they so sincerely glorify. Along his journey as an artist, he’s been influenced by everything in life that operates outside the norm. Things that are created through the eyes of one or more people who's vision may not all be on the same frequency.

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    • 56 min
    #InTheStudio - Eric Spivak

    #InTheStudio - Eric Spivak

    #InTheStudio with #ArtAboveReality as we tap into the creative mind of LA-based entrepreneur Eric Spivak (@eric.spiv.is.ur.plug)! , Thursday, September 24th at Noon/3p! *pacific/eastern. •

    #InTheStudio: The series offers an inside look into the studio practice of the visual artist. From fabricated materials and works in progress to exhibition preparation, viewers get a chance to understand and experience the process firsthand. •

    The Artist: Eric Spivak or “SPIV” as most know him, is a multi-disciplinary creative artist and natural-born entrepreneur. Dedicated to community building, cultural preservation, and the arts. For over a decade, he’s been heavily involved in the Los Angeles music scene, from the underground to mainstream, working with some of the top artists of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The question he is most asked is “What don’t you do?”. Sharing such a unique repertoire of diverse skillset, paired with the reach of his network, has merited him an extremely powerful and dynamic addition to any team.

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    • 54 min
    #InTheStudio - Bisco Smith

    #InTheStudio - Bisco Smith

    #InTheStudio with #ArtAboveReality as we visit the studio workspace of NYC based artist Bisco Smith! (@biscosmith), Monday, September 21st at 11a/2p! *pacific/eastern. •

    #InTheStudio: The series offers an inside look into the studio practice of the visual artist. From fabricated materials and works in progress to exhibition preparation, viewers get a chance to understand and experience the process firsthand. •

    The Artist: Bisco Smith is an American contemporary artist, based in New York, recognized for his graffiti-deconstructive approach to abstract expressionism. Utilizing his understanding of space and songwriting from his early years as a graffiti writer, music maker, and graphic designer, Bisco strips his compositions to their fundamental essence of motion and rhythm while channeling the energy of a moment through gestural marks and abstracted, lyrical text. Reimagining the execution of abstract expressionist painting through his unique contemporary lens, Bisco aims to create art that inspires hope for the future. Over the past decade, Bisco has painted murals and performed live across the globe. He has partnered with creative brands including Nike, (RED), Turner, Coach, Adidas, SBE hotel group, RYOT, and Hypebeast. With a resume of solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Miami, Berlin, Seattle, and Hong Kong, Bisco Smith’s works are sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts worldwide.

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    • 50 min
    #ContemporaryArtConversations - Badir McCleary W James Leventhal

    #ContemporaryArtConversations - Badir McCleary W James Leventhal

    Check out the #ContemporaryArtConversations series where I talk with curators and arts professionals about the state of the #artmarket and the after-effects of the #COVID19 pandemic on #production, #exhibition, and #collection of #fineart. •

    I’m joined today by independent arts and museum leader and also my buddy, #JamesLeventhal (@jamesgleventhal)! •

    James G. Leventhal is an arts professional who has been in the museum field for over 25 years, most recently as the Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer for the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. With a strong background in program development, community engagement, and fundraising, James has worked at museums as far-ranging as The Contemporary Jewish Museum to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Program (2015). He holds an MBA in management and museum studies from John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, and was named Alumni of the Year in 2013. He completed course work toward an MA in art history and museum studies from The City College, City University of New York; and has a BS in studio art and anthropology from New York University. Leventhal has served on the Boards of the Western Museums Association (2010-2017) and Museum Computer Network (2010) and is currently on the Programs Committees for the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the Berkeley Art Center. •

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #InTheStudio - AmyMcCormac

    #InTheStudio - AmyMcCormac

    Tune in to the third digital edition of #InTheStudio with #ArtAboveReality as we visit the studio workspace of Amy McCormac (@mccormacamy) today at 4p! *pacific. •

    #InTheStudio: The series offers an inside look into the studio practice of the visual artist. From fabricated materials and works in progress to exhibition preparation, viewers get a chance to understand and experience the process firsthand. •

    The Artist: Amy McCormac grew up in an artistic family in #Chicago. Her father was an art director for book publishing and her mother was a Sunday painter and freelance illustrator. After a short stint as a 3D animation assistant, she moved on to work as a video producer. She took up oil painting in adolescence and got her BFA at Mundelein College, now part of Loyola University (@loyolachicago). #ArtAboveReality

    • 49 min

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