COLLAR WORKS RADIO

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expanding the local arts vernacular in conversation with regional artists

 
 

Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker sits down each week with local artists to talk about their artistic processes, inspirations, trials and tribulations in art + life. Collar Works Radio highlights the thought-provoking, worth-seeing exhibitions at fellow art institutions throughout the region that you will not want to miss!

Collar Works Radio is in partnership with the Sanctuary for Independent Media's radio program Hudson Mohawk Magazine. Listen in LIVE on WOOC 105.3 FM on Tuesdays at 6:15pm and Wednesdays at 7:15AM and 9:15AM. Episodes available on demand here and at mediasanctuary.org.


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This week we have Sean Fuller our down state correspondent highlighting three must see shows in NYC, as always Sean is out hitting the pavement looking for the most stimulating work he can find to get us on a bus to make the trip,

 

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This week we have another edition of "Art Jobs", the mission of art jobs is to talk to people in the creative field who make a living being creative. Our art jobs correspondent Kyra Garrigue talks to designer, Timothy Nerney from Engine 7 Design in Troy, NY. Tim talks about his beginnings in design, landing his first job and starting his own business, and how you navigate those waters.

 

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This week is part two of my conversation with Michael Van Winkle. if you didn't hear last time, Michael is an amazing painter who works figuratively but also incorporates brilliant abstraction. The conversation this weeks turns towards the studio and the importance of daily activity in the studio. Michael also explains how coffee and a paintbrush is like eating healthy and brushing your teeth, but more importantly how you can't make the work you admire the most.

 

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My guest this week is Michael Van Winkle. Michael is an amazing painter who produces work that blends the figure, landscape and abstraction in a way that situates itself somewhere between absurdist humor and unmistakable beauty.

 

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This week is part two of my interview with two members of the artist collective seven count Adam Tinkle and Angus McCullough. As the interview starts we are listening to a track titled "I remember clip board" from there latest recording "Request Line". Adam and Angus talk about their impulses in recording the track and how they create their music.

 

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With me this week are two members of the artist collective Seven Count; Adam Tinkle and Angus McCullough. We sat down in the studio and talked about Tarot, John Cage and their most recent recording Request Line. They have an upcoming show at the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George, NY running from September 14 through October 19, the show is titled After the Tone. After the Tone is a unique multidisciplinary, improvisational, multimedia installation which will include two separate live performances, one of those performances is September 14 @ 6:30 PM. And as they would put it, based on the discussion you're about to hear, "this is one potential narrative".

 

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This week we have part two of our new segment, Art Jobs. Pillar Arthur-Snead is our guest and Kyra Garrigue is correspondent. The interview is continuing as Kyra asks Pillar the question "How do you see yourself as part of the community?", the answer is a good one.

 

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This weeks begins our new feature Art Jobs. With Art Jobs we hope to show case the people behind our arts community that make it happen. For our opening segment of art jobs we have Pilar Arthur-Snead interviewed by our new correspondent Kyra Garrigue. Pilar is the owner and director of PH Gallery in Troy, NY, located at 455 Broadway.

 
 

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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews artist Matt LaFleur. Matt was at the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency and is home now but Matt was able to stop by the studio and sit down for a two part interview. In part two of the interview Justin talks to Matt about his work in the beautiful show Everyday Perfection at the Albany International Airport Gallery.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews artist Matt LaFleur. Matt was at the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency and is home now but Matt was able to stop by the studio and sit down for a two part interview. Justin talks to Matt about his time at the residency and also his work in the beautiful show Everyday Perfection at the Albany International Airport Gallery.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews artist Benjamin Todd Wills. Ben was at the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency and is home now but calling into the studio. Justin talks to Ben about his time at the residency and one of his current projects AVAP: Pissarro Missions.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker is embedded in Granville, NY this week to interview artist Bradley Biancardi. Bradley is at the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency and has been making work here in Granville for the past two weeks. Justin talks to Bradley about his background as painter and where the imagery comes from in his figurative paintings. In addition they discuss Winston Churchill and rebellion from art school norms.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker is embedded in Granville, NY this week to interview artist Kyoung Eun Kang. Kyoung is the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency fellow and will be making work here in Granville for the next four weeks. Justin and Kyoung talk about her background as an artist and how she made the transition from painting to performance art and photography. In addition they discuss how a rock from South Korea can be small and big at the same time.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker talks to downstate correspondent Sean Fuller about what to see in New York City this summer if you’re looking to make the trip.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker talks to David Lilley about his new gallery Vocare that's opened in Albany, NY at 330 Madison Avenue. The discussion covers what this means for the art scene in Albany and why he chose to open his gallery.


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Part two of the extended interview with Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker and J Houston. Houston is a Pittsburgh based photographer that is exhibiting work in the group show Art Stand Stills currently showing at Collar Works Gallery. In this interview we find out more about the work showing at the gallery and other projects Houston is currently working on.  


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker is reporting for the first time from Collar Works Gallery to interview photographer J Houston. Houston is a Pittsburgh based photographer that is exhibiting work in the group show Art Stand Stills currently showing at Collar Works Gallery. In this interview we find out more about the work showing at the gallery and other projects Houston is currently working on.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker is embedded in Selkirk for part two of his extended interview with painter Matt Tiernan. In this second segment Justin and Matt go a little deeper in discussing Matt's childhood growing up with two artist parents and how that influenced him. In addition they discuss the absurdity and beauty of abstract painting.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker is embedded in Selkirk this week to interview painter Matt Tiernan and find out about his artistic practice and what makes him create.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker talks to downstate correspondent Sean Fuller about what to see in New York City if your looking to make the trip. This month Sean recommends Iranian born artist Siah Armajani at The Met Breuer which comes down June 2nd. Also, Sean gives a preview of the Whitney Biennial which opens May 17th and runs till September 22nd. 


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker and artist Colin Boyd continue their conversation about Colin's artistic practice and in depth discuss his fictional movie Galleon. What inspires him to make it and when will see the Galleon lunchbox?


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews artist Colin Boyd about his artistic practice; sculptures that blend history, story telling and science fiction.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews guest Patrick Tine, new arts contributor for the Times Union about his impressions of the 41st Photo Regional and the lab space show NSFW, both held at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker talks to downstate correspondent Sean Fuller about what to see in New York City that's coming down soon and not to be missed. On Sean's not to miss list are Hilma Af Klint at the Guggenheim (thru April 23) and Alice Neel at David Zwirner gallery (thru April 13), get on the train and make a day of it.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews guests Madison LaVallee and Julie Casper Roth, Two-thirds of the curatorial team organizing their upcoming show In-faux-structure at Opalka Gallery at Sage College in Albany, NY. Discussed was the open call (what they are looking for) , the upcoming deadline (April 1st), how to submit and how to get involved.

Learn more about In-faux-structure here


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker interviews guest Susan Meyer about her artistic practice, sculptures that draw inspiration from Buckminster Fullers geodesic domes to Borsch Belt comics.


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Collar Works Radio host Justin Baker sits down with artist + educator Brian Cirmo to discuss his upcoming show ‘Brian Cirmo: Paintings’ at Lake George Arts Project opening on March 9. Listen in as Cirmo discusses his inspiration and how his painting process has evolved over the last decade.


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Artist Alisa Sikelianos-Carter discusses her own art practice with host Justin Baker. We explore how she creates her work and what lies beneath the surface of her evocative and powerful body of work “Future Ancestors” currently in the ‘In Place of Now’ exhibit on view at Opalka Gallery in Albany, NY through April 14.


ABOUT OUR HOSTS

Our host and upstate correspondent is Justin Baker. Justin is a board member of Collar Works and a practicing artist who lives and works in Troy, NY. Justin teaches digital imaging and web art and design at Hudson Valley Community College. He currently lives in Troy, NY with his wife Kyra, daughters Lola and Rona, cats Lulu and Lilly.

Our host and upstate correspondent is Justin Baker. Justin is a board member of Collar Works and a practicing artist who lives and works in Troy, NY. Justin teaches digital imaging and web art and design at Hudson Valley Community College. He currently lives in Troy, NY with his wife Kyra, daughters Lola and Rona, cats Lulu and Lilly.

Kyra Garrigue our  Art Jobs  correspondent. Kyra Garrigue has an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BFA in Photography from The School of Visual Arts. In addition, she studied music at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Garrigue has presented her Audio-Visual works throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe in Festivals and Exhibitions. Ms. Garrigue currently lives and works in Troy, NY where she is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Hudson Valley Community College.

Kyra Garrigue our Art Jobs correspondent. Kyra Garrigue has an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BFA in Photography from The School of Visual Arts. In addition, she studied music at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Garrigue has presented her Audio-Visual works throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe in Festivals and Exhibitions. Ms. Garrigue currently lives and works in Troy, NY where she is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Hudson Valley Community College.

Sean Fuller, our downstate correspondent, is an artist and independent curator. Most recently he co-organized, with Monica Bill-Hughes, the exhibition Ever Upward at Collar Works, featuring work by recent New York State M.F.A. graduates. Recently he worked for Printed Matter, Inc., managing the opening their new satellite location at Swiss Institute in New York. Prior to Printed Matter, he worked at the Tang Museum as the Store and Publications Manager.Sean also spent eleven years at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where he managed the Design and Book Store, overseeing buying and merchandising, and organizing author and artist events. During this time, he co-organized the 2015 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival.

Sean Fuller, our downstate correspondent, is an artist and independent curator. Most recently he co-organized, with Monica Bill-Hughes, the exhibition Ever Upward at Collar Works, featuring work by recent New York State M.F.A. graduates. Recently he worked for Printed Matter, Inc., managing the opening their new satellite location at Swiss Institute in New York. Prior to Printed Matter, he worked at the Tang Museum as the Store and Publications Manager.Sean also spent eleven years at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where he managed the Design and Book Store, overseeing buying and merchandising, and organizing author and artist events. During this time, he co-organized the 2015 Video Art and Experimental Film Festival.


ABOUT COLLAR WORKS

Collar Works is a non-commission art space located in Troy, New York dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Expanding the current art vernacular in New York’s Capital Region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.