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The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews was created to highlight the artists of the 2020 Naked Truth Pride Exhibition. Expanding beyond the 5 artists of the show, the show will continue beyond June with interviews of queer artists of all backgrounds and mediums, sharing their lives, discussing their work, and exploring the connections between their sexuality and their artistic practices, processes, and careers.Beyond the 2020 June show, The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews seeks to amplify the reach of queer artists, as the freelance art community has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis, both bringing their works to a wider audience and bringing us all closer through a digital community of celebrating art and sharing our unique narratives as queer people. Artists will mostly be based out of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

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The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews was created to highlight the artists of the 2020 Naked Truth Pride Exhibition. Expanding beyond the 5 artists of the show, the show will continue beyond June with interviews of queer artists of all backgrounds and mediums, sharing their lives, discussing their work, and exploring the connections between their sexuality and their artistic practices, processes, and careers.Beyond the 2020 June show, The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews seeks to amplify the reach of queer artists, as the freelance art community has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis, both bringing their works to a wider audience and bringing us all closer through a digital community of celebrating art and sharing our unique narratives as queer people. Artists will mostly be based out of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - ELON

    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - ELON

    [Recorded on Friday, April 30, 2021] This episode was recorded using Zoom
    Today I am joined by Elon. They are a pansexual, multidisciplinary, autodidact artist from Baltimore, Maryland that specializes in electronic production, singing and songwriting. They've completed 4 nationwide tours and performed alongside some of their favorite artists. Elon had their music featured in the Coach SS21 look book presentation. 

    Work examples (including works referenced in the episode):
    Aria of ResilienceMany MoonsHyper/StimulationWays to Connect:
    Twitter: @_ElONSoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/elonofficialYouTube:  https://youtube.com/user/ElONsounds TikTok: @plur

    • 25 min
    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - Alex Temple

    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - Alex Temple

    [Recorded on Saturday, April 25, 2021]
    Today I am joined by Alex Temple. She is a queer composer, writer, performer, educator and and self-described polystylist, postmodernist and surrealist. In February of 2020 Julia Holter and Spektral Quartet performed Alex’s song cycle Behind the Wallpaper at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, alongside works by two fellow trans artists — composer Gene Knific and filmmaker Lyra Hill.
    Examples of Alex's work (including works referenced in the episode):
    The Man Who Hated EverythingAh Yes, the Three GendersO SuperfoodOther references:
    Frank ZappaTodd Levin Jordana LeSesne (1.8.7)Thinking PlagueAntônio Carlos JobimMr. Bungle: CaliforniaSteve ReichLouis AndriessenWays to Connect:
    Website: http://www.alextemplemusic.com/Twitter Handle: @o_superfoodYouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/alextemplemusicSoundcloud: @alextemplemusicEmail address: alextemplemusic@gmail.com

    • 33 min
    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - Russell Henry Holbert

    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - Russell Henry Holbert

    [Recorded on Friday, April 9]
    Today I am joined by Russell Henry Holbert. They are a queer artist and scholar who works in and around opera and rhetoric. Russell received his BFA in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon University, where he is currently pursuing his MA in Rhetoric. They currently live in Pittsburgh, where they have performed with Steel City Opera, The Pittsburgh Savoyards, and Carnegie Mellon's School of Music.
    Examples of Joan's work (including works referenced in the episode):
    Zombie Poem (poem used as a text in the song cycle Beautiful People, music by Joshua Brown)Queer Apocalyptics - An Anthropological ManifestoAn Ode to Vinegar Pie (published in Apricity Press, Issue 5)Vocal Performance as Terry Pickens in "Helen Martin: An American Moment" Music by Matthew Heap, Libretto by Darren Canady.Ways to Connect:
    Website address: www.russellhenryholbert.comTwitter: @russellhholbertEmail: russellhholbert@gmail.com

    • 33 min
    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - Joan Cox

    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - Joan Cox

    [Recorded on Sunday, March 28, 2021]
    Today I am joined by Joan Cox. A Baltimore-born feminist and lesbian artist, Joan is a figurative painter whose work portrays intimate and loving relationships between women—through the use of contemporary narrative portraiture. Joan is represented by Catalyst Contemporary in Baltimore and had her most recent solo exhibit entitled “Frauenhaus” at Catalyst in late 2019 - early 2020.

    Examples of Joan's work (including works referenced in the episode):
    Origin of the Family2The TopWays to Connect:
    Website address: www.joancoxart.com Instagram: @joancoxartistTwitter: @moxyjoan

    • 32 min
    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - ĐĐA (Diamond David Anthony)

    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - ĐĐA (Diamond David Anthony)

    [Recorded on Friday, April 2, 2021]
    Today I am joined by Diamond David Anthony (ĐĐA ). They are a non-binary multi-genre music artist and performer. Diamond recently performed an hour show for The Cultured Professional-TCP, a Black owned Roku TV network, for their Black Music Matters program.
    Examples of ĐĐA 's work (including works referenced in the episode):
    EnigmaSex PositivityWays to Connect:
    Website address: www.joancoxart.com Instagram: @MxPHLLeather20 Twitter: @MxPHLLeather20 YouTubeEmail address: Kareemdantmusic@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - James Newland (SpacePup Silver) SEASON 1 Finale

    The Naked Truth: Queer Artist Interviews - James Newland (SpacePup Silver) SEASON 1 Finale

    SEASON 1 Finale!
    Today I am joined by James Newland, also known as SpacePup Silver. He is a gay fetish illustrator documenting the strange and slippery lives of gimps. Silver has recently partnered with two of the major fetish stores here in the UK, with an exclusive enamel pin for REGULATION and a T-Shirt project with Invincible Rubber. 

    Work examples (links for the notes):
    “Brain Surgery”“Oh no. My kinks!”“I’m a dog, woof woof.”“Straightjacket”“VR/D-Ring”Ways to Connect:
    The Naked Truth Show WebsiteSpacepupsilver.comInstagramTwitterFacebookEmail: jamesnewland101@gmail.comReferenced during the Episode:
    "Secret Life of the Human Pups" (2016)Looney Tunes Short: "Knight-mare Hare" (1955)Looney Tunes Short: "Duck Amuck" (1953)Horseplay Toys"Bat Labels" TwitterThis episode was recorded using Zencastr.

    • 31 min

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