Amy Beecher is a visual artist working in installation, digital imaging, sound, and text. In 2013 she created a podcast, The Amy Beecher Show, as an excuse to invite people to her 160 square foot Brooklyn apartment. She's since moved, and The Amy Beecher Show has moved with her. Like an easily amazed and distracted therapist, Beecher opens doors to the inner workings of her subject's artistic lives, inviting guests to reflect on their work, their process, and, mostly, everything else.
EPISODE 54: Caught In The Act with Dona Ann McAdams
Dona McAdams has been making photographs for over forty years. We talk about where art has taken her: the stages of Performance Space in the 80’s and 90’s, Coney Island assisted living facilities, homeless shelters, small mountain communities in Appalachia, dairy farms in New England, and on the backstretch of thoroughbred racetracks. Dona’s reverence for her subjects and appetite for collaboration is remarkable. And she’s a goat farmer! All that and more.
EPISODE 53: Potlucks with Wayfarers
Wayfarers was an artist-run gallery and studio space open from 2011 until 2020. I sit down with founder George Ferrandi and former member artist Cynthia Reynolds to talk about its legacy and the fate of scrappy spaces like itself in post-pandemic cities.
EPISODE 52: In Line with Catherine Haggarty
Catherine Haggarty’s exhibition, An Echo’s Glyph, closes at Massey Klein this Saturday. Check it out in a way that feels safe to you. Wholesome, Covid-safe dialogue with Catherine Haggarty about painting, drawing, teaching, and the show on this episode.
EPISODE 51: Honing a Portrait with Julia Trotta
Julia Trotta’s film, Forget to be Afraid: A Portrait of Linda Nochlin, is in postproduction. We talk about the shape of the project and what it was like to have Linda Nochlin as your grandma. Happy holidays!
EPISODE 50: In the Bardo with John Killacky
Episode 50 of the podcast is here and it’s with artist, arts administrator, and legislator John Killacky. Feeling bogged down by existential malaise? Listener, this episode is for you. And that’s because John Killacky is f*****g inspiration. We talk about the Culture Wars, pandemics, the role that taste plays in institutional programming, and more.
EPISODE 49: Sleepless Nights with Hilary Doyle
Artist Hilary Doyle’s recent paintings at Taymour Grahne depict mothers in a post-apocalyptic Metropolis. (Super relatable). We talk about those and NYC Crit Club, the artist-run school she co-founded with future guest Catharine Haggerty. All this squeezed into the length of her newborn Theo’s nap.
Just hanging out.
I love the chill tone of this podcast , just two artists hanging out.
Love when this podcast comes on. Amy is great at interviewing artists, one of the best artists podcasts out there.
Art people talking
Really appreciate the long-form, intimate style. Amy is skilled at setting the tone and letting people talk.