Founder of the seminal band Los Abandoned and with a Latin Alt Chart topper in En el Dancefloor, rocker Maria Del Pilar talks about LA’s music scene then and now
#21 Artist Sandy Rodriguez on the conquest, mass incarceration and the Florentine Codex
Between her recent selection into City of Los Angeles (COLA) 2019, her ongoing collaboration Project 1521 and art making for commissions and shows booked through 2020, Rodriguez discusses her recent practice.
#20 Artist Simone Gad
From the Holocaust to Hollywood, Gad recounts her upbringing as the daughter of survivors, her stint as a child actor, and her art.
#19 Internationally renown artist Arshia Haq traces her journey from immigrant experience to a career as an influential performer.
#18 SOVO Magazine Creative Director Farida Amar guides you on how to "Curate Your Life" and how to fly a helicopter upside down.
#17 Artist Wallace Richard Mills talks about how the disciplines of skateboarding and art making intersect.
Mills should know. As Creative Director/ Prod designer extraordinaire for seminal skate brands like DC, Etnies and Supra, Mills talks about his own art making journey and why you should always listen to your inner 14 year old.
Episode 16 Sex, Lies & 25 Years of Kulov
In a lively interview, Provocateur/ Performance Artist Kulov discusses gender activism, public art and his new book "90-15> 25 Years of Political Public Art and Performances".
Episode 15 Artist/ Activist Dorian Lynde
Coming off recent shows at the Raleigh Contemporary and the Marciano Foundation, with upcoming installations in LA, Lynde talks about gendered power, indentured servitude in the Disney animation studios and the beauty of cel vinyl.
More Information and Images: https://dorianlynde.com
Episode 14 Curator, Artist & Brand Guru, Vida Patricia Rodriguez
Vida talks about her background in fashion design, her transition into curating, and then explains why street art just might save the world.
The internationally renown artist who blurs the lines between social commentary and social activism tells us why he doesn't care to be represented by a gallery any time soon.
More information and image: https://philamerica.com
Episode 12 Doc Film Maker Gary Conklin
Best known for his artful piece on Rufino Tamayo, Conklin's filmography ranges from portrayals of Gore Vidal, John Huston and Ed Ruscha as well as more sweeping subjects such as film stars from the 30's and 40's and the twilight of Weimar culture. He also made the first doc on Paul Bowles with whom he spent months in Tangier. He has a few stories.
To order DVDs of Conklin’s work contact the Bookstore: 213-505-6957
Episode 11 Artist and Film Maker Keaton Shyler
How to make art in Outer Space 101: Shyler discusses her success with the internationally renown artist Nahum on their amazing co-located installation that enables their specially created components aboard the International Space Station to interact with visitors at an earthbound exhibition. Sponsored by the European Space Agency and Space X, Shyler and Nahum's piece is called Contour of Presence and is planning to travel to Los Angeles from Brazil where it is currently installed.
For images and more information: https://tinyurl.com/yxgkcufk
Epidode 10 Writer and Bookseller Christie Hayden
Art critic, owner of OOF! Books, and the force behind the Acid Free book fair, Christie Hayden talks bookselling, and why branching out into printmaking is a natural thing to do.
More images and information: https://oofbooks.com
Episode 9 Artist Nancy Baker Cahill
Celebrated multi-disciplinary artist, and founder of the free augmented reality app "4th Wall" , Cahill talks about art as activism, discusses her installation in this years' Desert X and explains why she secretly wishes she was a hacker.
More information and images: https://nancybakercahill.com
Episode 8 Artist & Author Elyse Poppers
Elyse Poppers discusses her new work "The Little Love Book, 267 Words for Love in Sanskrit. Poppers, currently the toast of the international art scene for her collaboration in artist Paul McCarthy's films "Rebel", "Rebel Dabble Babble" and "WS" as well as his provocative installation/ performance "That Girl", talks about her background as an art fraud investigator, acting, and making conceptual art.
More information and images: https://elysepoppers.com
Episode 7 Artist Sarah Cain
Highly sought after and influential artist Sarah Cain talks about her current exhibition at the Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, her upcoming installation at Frieze LA 2019 and her large stained glass project, commissioned by the San Francisco International Airport.
More information and images: https://sarahcainstudio.com
Episode 6 Architect Mauricio Espinosa
Soon to be a household name, architect Mauricio Espinosa talks about what it means to be an architect these days, either here in LA or in the major cities of China where he is involved in projects whose scale makes planned communities here seem like dollhouses.
More information and images: https://burgeoningstudio.com
Episode 6 Curator/ Film Maker, Juri Koll
Juri Koll, artist, film maker, curator and founder of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (VICA) as well as the Fine Arts Film Festival, announces upcoming exhibitions at his new VICA galleries, talks about San Pedro California's art scene and previews the 6th annual Fine Arts Film Festival screening this May.
More information and images: https://veniceica.org
Episode 4 Art & Trauma: Artist & Psychologists Tamara & Paul Abramson
Artist/scholars Paul and Tania Abramson both survivors of harrowing upbringings and who explore art and trauma, share a path beyond survival in which making and sharing powerful art not only liberates but inspires others.
More information and images: https://tinyurl.com/y4gbmq5t
Episode 3 Gallerist Charlie James
Contemporary Art Gallerist Charlie James previews his latest show with street art legend Lee Quinones, talks about what makes his gallery tick, art and activism as well as why Koons' balloon sculptures will make sense to people who survive the apocalypse.
More information and images: https://cjamesgallery.com
Episode 2 Poet Brenden Constatine
LA's most talked about poet, answers why poetry matters, how to teach a writing workshop for people afflicted with Aphasia and reads from his latest collection "Bouncy Bounce".
More information and images: https://brendanconstantine.com
Episode 1 Author Tosh Berman
Author and publisher Tosh Berman, son of the influential artist Wallace Berman discusses his upcoming memoir, Tosh, Growing Up In Wallace Berman's World. Tosh spins tales of growing up with the likes of beat poets Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, being cast as a young boy in Warhol's Tarzan movie with Taylor Mead, hanging with Elvis, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as well as with Dennis Hopper, Neil Young and anyone else that mattered in the California art scene from the 50's to the 70's. Tosh, Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World out on January 22, 2018 on famed City Lights Press is a complete portrait not only of the time but also of Wallace Berman the artist and his continuing contribution to history. This is a lively interview for the record.
Tales from the LA Art Underworld
Fine art book store owner, Michael Delgado interviews the most interesting artists, musicians, performers, poets, writers and other malcontents prowling the Los Angeles cultural landscape.
Produced in cooperation with the Mayfair Hotel and music and artist management company Regime 72, "A.G. Geiger Presents" comes to you weekly from the Library Bar of the historic Mayfair Hotel.