By Claire Scherzinger
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Podcast interviewing artists living in and around Canada.
||CleanEpisode 27- Annie Briard||Annie Briard and I met at Emily Carr University to discuss a wide range of topics, such as: neuroscience, LSD, wonder, awe, physics and more practical art world topics like professional practice. I also have a little update at the front end as to what I||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26- James Gardner||James Gardner and I met up in the summer in Victoria, BC while he was on the BMK residency (in the same place where I once had my summer studio!). We talked about mysticism, horror, and the ecology of the studio, among other things. You can hear the del||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25- Jason Stovall||I met up with Jason in his home in Victoria, BC to chat over tea about painting, inner spirituality, and his recent Plaskett Award win. All images are courtesy of Jason Stovall. Intro and outro music was composed and recorded by Emily Scherzin||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24- Rick Leong||Rick and I met in his Victoria-based studio to talk about teaching, music, peaches, iconography and a range of other interesting topics. All images are courtesy of Rick Leong. Intro and outro music was composed and recorded by Emily Scherzinger. A||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23- Megan Dickie||Megan Dickie and I met in the quiet halls of UVic where she has spent the summer making a bunch of new work. We discuss systems and subversion, as well as fashion, sculpture and comedy. All images are courtesy of Megan Dickie. Intro and outro musi||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22- Isabel M. Martinez||Isabel M. Martinez and I met in her Toronto home and studio to discuss her process of making images, science, mathematics and the universe--as well as what she has experienced being an artist living and working in Toronto and Santiago, Chile. All i||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21- Adam David Brown||Adam David Brown and I met in his Toronto studio to discuss physics, the moon, spells and ghosts--as well as what it's like to hustle at all levels of one's career. His beautiful clock ticks in the background and hopefully this podcasts casts it's own s||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20- Maya Ben David||I met Maya Ben David at her Toronto apartment/studio to talk about Internet culture, her feuds with Jon Rafman and Ajay Kurian, as well as navigating the Toronto art world online and irl. I use the word 'interesting' a lot--but because Maya is really ju||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19- Kristine Mifsud||Kristine Mifsud and I talk about the internal logic of painters, Powerball, finding your people and the majestic plane of Instagram. I also try to convince you to take a load off and have a beer while you listen to the podcast. All images are court||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18- Special Summer Episode! The Art of Baseball...or the Baseball of Art||The second special summer episode! I read a text by Claire Bartleman on the striking similarities between being an artist and a baseball player. To send me a text you've written related to art, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Into and o||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17- Circles and Wigs||I met with Circles and Wigs in Vancouver--aka Jess Groome and Ashleigh Bartlett. We talk about colours, friendship and tube life. All images are courtesy of Circles and Wigs. You can visit their website at www.circlesandwigs.org Music Credits: I||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16- A Special Summer Episode!||It's taken me awhile to figure out what exactly what I've wanted to do for these weekly in between episodes. But I figured if there's one thing a podcast is good for, it's story time. So here's one for you: a woman has her first child and discovers that||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15- Angus Ferguson||Earlier in the year Angus Ferguson and I had a drink in his studio to discuss his recent work while in the midst of his MFA degree at the University of Victoria. While he's sitting in a very creaky chair we reflect on the conservative nature of the Vanc||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14- M.E. Sparks||M.E. Sparks and I met in her Vancouver studio at the beginning of the new year to discuss her new paintings and the profound physical effects of darkness. We discuss the importance and beauty of community and how even though your chosen city can have it||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13- Emily Geen||Emily Geen and I met up in a classroom at the University of Victoria to discuss the various aspects of her multi-facted practice. Someone down in the woodshop uses a hammer around the 30 minute mark and I ask some relatively philosophical questions.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12- Laura Findlay||Laura Findlay was gracious enough to be my first interviewee back in December 2017. We talk about her life in the photo industry and as a painter in Toronto, teaching, and how paintings really can become metaphors and language for life (at least for art||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11- Alex McLeod||Two McLeod's in about two weeks! I visited Alex McLeod in his Toronto studio back in December of 2017 for coffee and a chat. We talked about his gorgeous studio and fossil collection, his interests in science and technology as well as very practical th||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10- Ufuk Gueray||We've made it to #10! I met up with Ufuk Gueray when he was passing through Victoria back in February. We discuss many different aspects of the diverse body of work he's made all within the realm of painting. You can see more of Ufuk's work by checking||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9- Alexine McLeod||I met up with Alexine McLeod in her East Vancouver studio to talk about her recent work and NYC trip, getting into Guelph for her MFA, and immersive experiences. All images are courtesy of Alexine McLeod--you can visit her website: www.alexinemcleod||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8- Jamiyla Lowe||Jamiyla Lowe and I met back in December 2017 to discuss her latest work, zine fairs, science fiction, monsters, and favourite podcasts. We talked right into the sunset (her place has an awesome skylight)! All images are courtesy of Jamiyla Lowe--to s||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7- Juli Foronda||Juli Foronda and I did our interview over skype, as she finishes the final weeks of her MFA degree in Iceland. We talk about how much she hates chalk, her extensive travels, and if objects have feelings/consciousness. Images are courtesy of Juli F||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6- Rajni Perera||Rajni Perera and I met in her Toronto studio in December 2017 to talk about "the hustle," science fiction, minitures, embellished photography and the process of finding your way post-OCAD U. All images are courtesy of Rajni Perera--check out her we||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5- Kim Dorland||Kim Dorland and I met in his Vancouver studio to talk about the art world, the symbology in his paintings and how he became a leading name in Canadian painting. His dog, Andre farts in my lap and gets a lot of love pats. Images are courtesy of Kim||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4- Vanessa Brown||Vanessa Brown and I discuss why you shouldn't have to have an MFA to make it in this world, snakes and symbology, as well as her exciting upcoming show at the Esker Foundation. Photo Credits: Vanessa Brown, Mike Bourschied, other images retrieved from h||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3-Brendan Tang||I visit Brendan Tang in his amazing studio to talk about board games, ceramics and science fiction, and what it's like to be an artist living and working in Canada over tea. For more on Brendan's work you can visit: www.brendantang.com Images were||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2- Amanda Clyne||Amanda Clyne and I dissect the elusive nature of an eternal question: what is beauty? We also talk about the erasure of bodies, Agnes Martin, and how uncanny it is to be a woman making art over beers. I eat too many chips. Images are courtesy of Am||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1-Patrick Cruz||The inaugural episode: Patrick Cruz and I sit down over coffee to discuss his work, the lifestyle that comes with being an artist and fantisizing about quiting the art world. His cat almost jumps into a fish tank. All posted images are courtesy of Patri||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A+ definitely adding it to the daily rotation.
Thank you for doing this wonderful and needed podcast underlining underlining artists from Canada.
Awesome conversations - super helpful for artists. Great for meditation on your own practice