Glasstire

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Synopsis

Expanding the conversation about art in Texas.

Episodes

  • Artist On Artist: Being Together with Carolyn Sortor

    Artist On Artist: Being Together with Carolyn Sortor

    20/02/2021 Duration: 30min

    Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations. For this episode, Blay participates in a session of Carolyn Sortor’s “Being Together,” one of two projects Sorter created for her Glasstire artist residency. The conversation explores the true nature of being together, our present state of isolation, artificial intelligence, and free speech. Learn more about Sortor’s Glasstire residency here: https://glasstire.com/2020/12/05/announcing-carolyn-sortor-as-glasstires-virtual-artist-in-residence

  • Art Dirt: The Power of One

    Art Dirt: The Power of One

    14/02/2021 Duration: 25min

    Inspired by the career of Clint Willour, Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the transformational impact a single person can have on an art scene.  "Even though we're not in a 'major art scene' (although we really are, here in Texas), we have a lot of people who are making a powerful impact."

  • Art Dirt: The Art of Window Displays

    Art Dirt: The Art of Window Displays

    31/01/2021 Duration: 26min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss artists' use of windows as makeshift galleries and question if cities should force businesses to put art in empty storefronts. "To be fined for not putting art in your windows — that concept honestly blows my mind... it's the opposite of what we're used to." This week's podcast is sponsored in part by Texas Talks Art, a weekly series of virtual, lunchtime conversations with curators from Texas’ leading cultural institutions and artists from across the state. Tune in every Tuesday at noon CST for these virtual talks, which are happening throughout 2021. All talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule and register for upcoming talks at Texas Talks Art's website: https://texastalksart.org If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com

  • Art Dirt: How Does Texas Arts Funding Work?

    Art Dirt: How Does Texas Arts Funding Work?

    17/01/2021 Duration: 50min

    Brandon Zech talks with Houston artist and Glasstire contributor Henry G. Sanchez about the challenges of public arts funding during a pandemic. If you'd like to learn more, you can read Sanchez's recent articles about arts funding in Texas: Part 1: https://glasstire.com/2020/11/23/arts-funding-in-pandemic-texas-part-1 Part 2: https://glasstire.com/2020/12/01/arts-funding-in-pandemic-texas-part-2-houston If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Artist On Artist - Ciara Elle Bryant

    Artist On Artist - Ciara Elle Bryant

    08/01/2021 Duration: 35min

    Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations. This week Christopher Blay’s conversation with guest Ciara Elle Bryant touches on her navigation through graduate school as a Black woman, her mentors and influences, as well as creating opportunities for Black artists. “There are things that are happening in Dallas that Black artists will never know about, because there wasn’t a Black person in the room to share the information with a Black artist.”

  • Art Dirt: Looking Back at 2020

    Art Dirt: Looking Back at 2020

    03/01/2021 Duration: 26min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech talk about the landmark events of 2020, and their takeaways from an unusual year. "2020 is going to stand as this incredibly strange marker in so many people's lives for so many reasons, and visual art is no exception." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Kitsch, Christmas Art  Our Holiday Traditions

    Art Dirt: Kitsch, Christmas Art & Our Holiday Traditions

    20/12/2020 Duration: 29min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech talk about nativity scenes, Christmas art, and the inherent kitschiness of our beloved holiday traditions. "If you leave a few Christmas decorations up year-round you're tacky, but if you leave an entire house full of Christmas decorations up year-round you're eccentric and fun." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Artist On Artist: Betelhem Makonnen

    Artist On Artist: Betelhem Makonnen

    13/12/2020 Duration: 36min

    Artist On Artist is Glasstire’s video and audio podcast series in which Glasstire’s News Editor Christopher Blay, also an artist, hosts Texas-based artists and art professionals in one-on-one conversations. This week, Christopher Blay speaks with Austin-based artist Betelhem Makonnen, who uses video, photography and installation as she considers perception, presence, and place. This conversation touches on the unreliability of memory, how the artist perceives time, and how her work deals with where we currently find ourselves. “I think that is ultimately what is at the foundation of my practice — it is an insistence on mobility, which is like freedom and liberation. To move.”

  • Art Dirt: The Utah Monolith  John McCracken

    Art Dirt: The Utah Monolith & John McCracken

    06/12/2020 Duration: 25min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech talk about the recently discovered (and removed) monolith in Utah, and about the wonderful work of a minimalist sculptor.  "I'm not particularly for trampling on a pristine landscape to put a joke out in the middle of the desert, but then again... .." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Artist On Artist: Jin-Ya Huang

    Artist On Artist: Jin-Ya Huang

    05/12/2020 Duration: 26min

    For this week's episode, Christopher Blay is joined by Jin-Ya Huang, the interdisciplinary artist and founder of the Dallas-based initiative Break Bread, Break Borders. Huang shares ideas about Social Practice, the immigrant experience, and bridging communities one meal at a time. “It’s always like: In here we’re an artist, in here we’re a social entrepreneur, in here we’re making policy changes. Whatever it is, it's being in a space where we feel like we’re needed the most to make social impact.”

  • Artist On Artist: Fahamu Pecou

    Artist On Artist: Fahamu Pecou

    27/11/2020 Duration: 21min

    Christopher Blay hosts Dr. Fahamu Pecou, an interdisciplinary artist and scholar. They talk about Trapedemia (including his exhibition at Conduit Gallery in Dallas), African roots, as well as how Pecou's paintings, performances, and academic work reframe the conversation around Black masculinity. "These are mirrors. These are affirmations. I want people, especially Black people, to look at these paintings and see themselves."

  • Art Dirt: Our Thoughts on The Museum of Fine Arts, Houstons New Kinder Building

    Art Dirt: Our Thoughts on The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's New Kinder Building

    22/11/2020 Duration: 45min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech talk about the opening of the MFAH's landmark new building for modern and contemporary art. "My overall impression is that this building is good for Houston, good for the art, good for the MFAH of course, and it's great for art lovers. And right now, it's even good for Texas and Houston artists because there is quite a bit of Texas and Houston art inside this building." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Artist On Artist: Jonathan Morris

    Artist On Artist: Jonathan Morris

    19/11/2020 Duration: 25min

    Christopher Blay hosts Jonathan Morris, a Fort Worth entrepreneur and community leader. They talk about the marriage of art and commerce, and how Morris' Hotel Dryce You Are Here Art Grant could help build an inclusive community in Fort Worth. “I think it's important that we tell a full, more complete story of who we are as a city, and doing that through art and the lens and perspectives of Black and Brown artists is a really special way to tell people about the city that I love. This art grant is my way of tackling and acknowledging what those opportunities can look like, and I don't want to be the last person to do so.”

  • Artist On Artist: Riley Holloway

    Artist On Artist: Riley Holloway

    12/11/2020 Duration: 34min

    Christopher Blay and Riley Holloway talk about painting, family, politics, "Home," and recognizing ourselves in the people and culture that make up the Black experience. “I wanted to highlight those moments that made me, literally — you know, right — like I'm in some of these images.”  If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Is Philip Guston Right for Now?

    Art Dirt: Is Philip Guston Right for Now?

    08/11/2020 Duration: 34min

    Christopher Blay, Christina Rees, and Brandon Zech talk about what the recent postponement of a show of works by Philip Guston says about museums and culture today.  "If museums continue their history of being traditionally white spaces, then when you put a painting of the KKK in them, it will be reinforcing that white space. If you have the diversity of a great multitude of art and artists in those spaces, then they become true places for dialogue and learning." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Artist On Artist: Bernardo Vallarino

    Artist On Artist: Bernardo Vallarino

    06/11/2020 Duration: 28min

    Christopher Blay and Bernardo Vallarino discuss Vallarino's work which addresses the hollow sentiments of "Thoughts and Prayers" in the face of violence in society. Blay's conversation with Vallarino took place at the Nasher Sculpture Center where Vallarino is the inaugural artist for Nasher Public, a new initiative at the Nasher. "The ribbons [central to Vallarino's installation at the Nasher] became a physical manifestation of this very hollow action that, without any real action behind it, has no effect on the violence that exists out there." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Berlin Museums Vandalized Gallery  Nonprofit Closures

    Art Dirt: Berlin Museums Vandalized; Gallery & Nonprofit Closures

    25/10/2020 Duration: 23min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the implications of closures of a blue-chip London gallery and a storied NYC nonprofit, and tackle recent vandalism at three German museums.   "I don't think damaging art is performance, but using a clown flower to squirt liquid onto antiquities to deface them is one of the most absurd things I've heard." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: How Do We Judge Texas Cities “Cultural Vibrancy”

    Art Dirt: How Do We Judge Texas Cities' “Cultural Vibrancy”

    11/10/2020 Duration: 39min

    Christopher Blay and Christina Rees discuss how a recent national report about culturally vibrant cities, which only counted one Texas region among its top 40 places, impacts our ideas about the state and its artists. “I still don’t know how this report necessarily reflects the real, on-the-ground working lives and experiences of the people who make these places ‘culturally vibrant.'” If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: Is Virtual Reality the Future of Art?

    Art Dirt: Is Virtual Reality the Future of Art?

    27/09/2020 Duration: 44min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the art world's (still nascent) use of virtual and augmented reality, how VR undercuts traditional art experiences, and its real potential in the hands of artists.  "For somebody who has so many doubts about where the digital revolution is taking us, I'm actually quite excited about virtual reality in art, because I do think that artists will continue to push the boundaries of what it can be ... I do think a lot of artists are capable of doing something that we haven't imagined yet." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

  • Art Dirt: The Death of Art Fairs

    Art Dirt: The Death of Art Fairs

    13/09/2020 Duration: 34min

    Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the good, the bad, and the future of in-person art fairs. "I’m a person who loves art, and I found Art Basel Miami to be a draining and kind of frightful experience." If you enjoy Glasstire and would like to support our work, please consider donating. As a nonprofit, all of the money we receive goes back into our coverage of Texas art. You can make a one-time donation or become a sustaining, monthly donor here: https://glasstire.com/donate

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