This episode is the next to last to be broadcast over the airwaves eminating from WVKR, Vassar College Radio in Poughkeepsie. The podcast version of the show will continue, possibly in a modified format and in the frequency of releases.
Matthew has been busy participating in Simon Draper's (Simon appeared in Show #26) Habitat for artists which has been in DC part of Biodivercity, curated by Amy Lipton of EcoArtSpace as a part of the 5x5 project happening throughout Washington DC.
JD Dreyer of Phantom 8 Tattoo did not tattoo unicorns or butterflies on Chris's body....he did, however tattoo these things:
A scene from Gerhard Richter Painting.
Season 6 of Art 21 has begun, viewable on PBS.
Chris mentions the recent 60 Minutes segment presented by that art curmudgeon, Morley Safer's, on the art market from Art Basel Miami Beach. This recent report follows up Safer's original 1993 indictment of the contemporary art world. There's a follow up video on the 60 Mins website depicting a tour of the Rubell Collection given to Safer by the Rubells themselves, trying to convince him of the merits of contemporary art
Thomas Kinkade died a couple of weeks ago - in almost diva Whitney-style. It's a loss that wouldn't have registered as such for Chris, if his relatives didn't keep bringing it up.
Chris mentions the Georgia O'Keefe museum in contrast to the restrictive programming of the Still museum
The Still Museum sits in the morning shadow of the Daniel Liebeskind designed Hamilton Building expansion of the Denver Art Museum. Chris has ranted about the new building's shortcomings on his personal blog in the past. The building via google image search.
Chris has a conversation with Ken Hamel to get a taste of the the kind of art community that exists in Denver, CO. Ken and Chris meet at The Deer Pile, an independently curated community event space.
Ken Hamel's website denverarts.org is a comprehensive listing of art events and exhibitions throughout Denver. In the mid 80's Ken was a DJ on WVKR under the name of Kenny Lee.
The things Ken and Chris discuss include:
Troma Films Toxic Avenger 2 & 3 and War filmed in Peekskill, NY.
Denver's coop scene has characterized the art life in that city for Decades. Back in 2006, Chris organized an exchange exhibit between artists in and around Beacon, NY with artist members of the Denver coop gallery EDGE.
The Deer Pile, where Ken and Chris spoke was voted Best New Community Space by readers of the Denver weekly Westword.
The Deer Pile will play host to denverarts.org's 5yr Anniversary fundraiser on May 15th.
An image of an early version of the "curbs" installed at DAM to prevent wall induced head injuries.