Drinks with thinkers and creators, documented on audio tape…yes, tape.
New season starts Fall 2013.
LISTEN TO EPISODE 035: CODE SWITCHING W/CHEECH MARIN
B&TB recently met Cheech Marin at Thomas Paul Fine Art, where Cheech has been busy selecting from an exceptional cast of Chicano artists that he and the gallery will be presenting next week at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Our conversation drifted from the definition of Chicano, to the artists of New America who fit this definition, to a curiously common linguistic phenomenon called “code switching” which, as we discovered, is a phenomenon that happens on a subconscious level all the time: in bilingual communication, in monolingual socio-cultural flag waving, and especially, as Cheech explains, in the work of the Chicano artists for whom he advocates.
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2012-02-10 @ 1pm PST
We visited the studio of artist David B. Jang to discover mounds of commercially available materials—stacks of styrofoam cups, loops of hose fluorescent tubes, inverted snack bags and paper towels juiced-up in resin—crafted into new, organic sets of rules.
Also on the show, artist/writer/curator Tucker Neel discusses directing at 323 Projects, a call-in art gallery in which physical works flat-out don’t exist…until now.
AIR DATE: 2011-04-29 @ 1pm PST
You can also call 323 Projects 24/7 at 323-843-4652
Beer & Tall Buildings meets up with designer/maker/artist/craftsman/metalsmith Boris Bally at Altered Space Gallery on Venice’s Abbot Kinney (where his DE SIGN is currently on exhibition) and ends up talking materials, margins and the beer of the day, Leffe.
AIR DATE: 2011-04-22 1pm PST
Step into Joe Davidson’s current installation Beauty Salon, a pop-up show at a vacated strip mall on the South-West corner of Santa Monica Boulevard at Crescent Heights, and it feels like you’re witness to a found aftermath. Here, the act of leaving is frozen under a thin white film. Experience this, or any of Joe’s work, and one thing is clear: he doesn’t make art objects or art products…He makes dialogues.