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Art Adventures with Custorian

Art Adventures with Custorian

By Custorian
Stories from Artists, Collectors & Curators. Brought to you by Custorian tours: Adventures into the worlds of artists and their creations. Follow along with guests as they discuss and attend 3D exhibitions shared in the show notes.
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#13 Artist: Kate Burling
Speaking with Artist Kate Burling Join us in visiting the following 3D capture: 3D exhibition “Eclipse of the dodgy lamp” https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-kateburling In this episode artist Kate Burling and I discuss the long shadows of her dark oils series in late 2020 lockdown.  Please follow the links to see what we see by visiting 3D captures of the exhibition as we discuss it during the podcast!
39:02
October 01, 2021
#12 Artist: Connie Harrison
Speaking with artist Connie Harrison, visiting the following 3D captures: 3D Capture: Connie Harrison’s Artist Studio https://show.custorian.com/2021-grove-connieharrison-studio 3D Capture: Group exhibition “a future cast in our own image” https://show.custorian.com/2021-grove-afuturecastinourimage About this episode In this episode artist Connie Harrison and I discuss her bright, dream like abstractions shown in her studio and the group exhibition: Grove Collective’s “A War with no winner”. Connie Harrison’s works are often thickly layered canvases of wax and are striking for both their texture and depth. After viewing her works and hearing our conversation I’m sure you’ll understand why Connie often considers herself as sculpting with paint. Please follow the links to see what we see by visiting 3D captures of all the exhibitions we discuss.
45:18
September 09, 2021
#11 Artist: Oriele Steiner
Speaking with Artist Oriele Steiner. Join us in visiting the following 3D captures: 3D Capture: Oriele Steiner’s Artist Studio https://show.custorian.com/2021-grove-orielesteiner-studio 3D Capture: Group exhibition “a future cast in our own image” https://show.custorian.com/2021-grove-afuturecastinourimage About this episode In this episode artist Oriele Steiner and I discuss her lockdown 2020 series of paintings which were shown in the group exhibition: Grove Collective’s “A War with no winner”. Oriele Steiner’s work is her painterly exploration of exploring her hangups, heritage and very ‘British’ sense of humour - simultaneously comical and dark; surreal yet totally, relatedly human. Please follow the links to see what we see by visiting 3D captures of all the exhibitions we discuss.
40:30
August 19, 2021
#10 Artist: Shannon Bono
Speaking with Artist Shannon Bono. Join us in visiting the following 3D captures: 3D Capture: Shannon Bono’s Artist Studio https://show.custorian.com/2021-grove-shannonbonno-studio 3D Capture: Group exhibition “a war with no winner” https://show.custorian.com/2021-grove-awarwithnowinner About this episode In this episode artist Shannon Bono guides us through her work in progress as her commissioned paintings dry on their easels and then we follow the paintings through to the group exhibition in which they were first exhibited: Grove Collective’s “A War with no winner”. Shannon Bono is a visual artist and MA Art & Science Associate Lecturer living and working in London. Shannon’s paintings embody an afrofemcentrist consciousness, sharing muted narratives and projecting black women’s lived experience. Please follow the links to see what we see by visiting 3D captures of all the exhibitions we discuss.
46:52
July 31, 2021
#09 Artist: Victoria Cantons
Speaking with artist Victoria Cantons. Join us in the 3D capture: Victoria Cantons: ‘Champagne tastes on Beer money’ https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-victoriacantons About this episode In this episode I meet with painter Victoria Cantons @victoriacantons to discuss her exhibition “Champagne tastes on beer money” Follow the links included to visit her exhibition as we discuss it in the show! Victoria’s work is keen to explore the limitations and stigmas associated with her identity as a transgender woman. Her works explore the notion of what a woman is or can be and how people shape their beliefs and question where they fit in? What is the common ground? What can paint and a painting do?. You will hear us attend Victoria’s exhibition “Champagne tastes on beer money” as it is now available on Custorian. Her exhibition was one of thirteen in a marathon of shows held as a collaboration between GUTS gallery and Soft Punk magazine during the final thirteen weeks of 2020. Please follow along and see what we see by visiting 3D captures of all the exhibitions we discuss, links to all these exhibitions are in the show notes, now let’s hear our chat.
54:24
July 09, 2021
#08 Artist: Miranda Forrester
Join Miranda Forrester & I in visiting these 3D captures: Miranda Forrester: ‘Abode’ https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-mirandaforrester Kemi Onabule “Arrival on the beach”: https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-kemi About this episode In this episode I meet with painter Miranda Forrester to discuss her exhibition “Abode” Follow the links included to visit her exhibition as we discuss it in the show! Miranda Forrester is a figurative painter living and working in London. Forrester’s practice explores the queer black female gaze, relating to the history of men painting womxn naked. You will hear us attend Forrester’s exhibition “Abode” as it is now available on Custorian. Her exhibition was one of thirteen in a marathon of shows held as a collaboration between GUTS gallery and Soft Punk magazine during the final thirteen weeks of 2020. Together, Miranda and I will be visiting her exhibition “Abode” and discussing some of the work she had a chance to create during lockdown in 2020. We also discuss the materials she incorporates into her work and the themes which surround this exhibition. Please follow along and see what we see by visiting 3D captures of all the exhibitions we discuss, links to all these exhibitions are in the show notes, now let’s hear our chat.
39:20
June 17, 2021
#07 Artist: Douglas Cantor
Speaking with Artist Douglas Cantor. Join us in this episode while we visit the following 3D captures: 3D Capture: Douglas Cantor: ‘Horses and nudies’ show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-douglascantor 3D Capture: Ruby Dickson “Working as one intended” show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-rubydickson About this episode In this episode I meet with Artist and painter Douglas Cantor to discuss his exhibition “Horses and Nudies” Follow the links included to visit the shows along with us! Douglas Cantor was born in Puerto Bojaca in Columbia in 1989 but since 2012 he has lived his life as an artist through London, Glasgow and Berlin. Douglas’s paintings are often large romantic, richly coloured works with rearing horses and strong naked profiles. They share strong traits from how he chooses to identify with his Latin American heritage but also share tidbits from his life as he experiences it in being an immigrant in the UK. You will hear us attend Douglas’s exhibition “Horses and Nudies” as it is now available on Custorian. His exhibition was one of thirteen in a marathon of shows held as a collaboration between GUTS gallery and Soft Punk magazine during the final thirteen weeks of 2020. In discussion we consider his life in the lead up of this solo show, how his ideas take shape on each canvas and learn a little of the background thinking in how these works came into being. If you are still with us after that, you can hear Douglas’s impressions of us attending another exhibition by Ruby Dickson who displayed in the same physical space just a few weeks before. Please follow along and see what we see by visiting 3D captures of all the exhibitions we discuss, links to all these exhibitions are in the show notes, now let’s hear our chat. Available uncensored on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/user-18437174/07-artist-douglas-cantor-uncensored
54:34
May 27, 2021
#06 Curator: Ellie Pennick
Speaking with the Managing Director of GUTS Gallery, Ellie Pennick. Join us in visiting the following 3D captures: 3D Capture: Corbin Shaw: ‘CONtender’ https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-corbinshaw 3D Capture: Kemi Onabule’s “Arrival on the beach” https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-kemi 3D Capture: Luccia Ferrari: ‘Queer me the confessional’ https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-luciaferrari About this Episode In this episode Ellie Pennick and I discuss her background and GUTS Gallery as an artistic practice before visiting some of the exhibitions that GUTS Gallery artists exhibited in 2020. Ellie Pennick is the founder of Guts Gallery. She is a queer, working-class artist from North Yorkshire. After leaving university in the Summer of 2017, she was accepted onto a Sculpture Masters course at the Royal College of Art. However, due to limited funds, she was unable to study there. This spurred her on to think about how she could create a business venture that could benefit other struggling artists like herself. Many people are scared to speak out about inequality in the art world, often in fear of their own precarious positions being compromised. Pennick, through the creation of Guts Gallery, wanted a gallery that could speak out, a gallery with the guts to protest. This episode is censored, an unbeeped version is available on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-18437174/artadventures06
48:49
May 13, 2021
#05 Artist Olivia Sterling
Chatting with Artist Olivia Sterling! Hear us visit the following 3D captures: 3D Capture: Olivia Sterling’s - It Clings like a leech https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-oliviasterling 3D Capture: Olivia Sterling’s - Studio https://show.custorian.com/2021-guts-oliviasterling-studio After Olivia and I visit her exhibitions you can also hear her impressions of one of her peers exhibitions exhibited in the same space, a few weeks before. Listen along as Olivia gives her impressions of Elsa Rouy’s Cheeky sex nymphs in her show Plastic doesn’t sweat: 3D Capture: Elsa Rouy - Plastic doesn’t sweat https://show.custorian.com/2020-2020ffs-elsarouy About this Episode In this episode, Olivia Sterling and I visit and discuss her exhibition “It clings like a leech” We also visit her awesome studio in the epic, ROTUNDUS home of the former BBC Social Club. Follow the 3D Capture links included to visit the shows along with us! Born in Peterborough in 1996 and graduating from the RCA in 2020, Olivia Sterling has carved out a distinctive niche in using paint to address questions of blackness and whiteness in twenty-first century Britain. Colour, in her work, is both hedonism and neurosis. Her Day-Glo pigments and swooping, comic-book outlines are a raucous pleasure for the eyes; yet her signature ‘tagging’ of colour blocks with letters and numbers points to the obsessive compartmentalisation of skin tones and identities, a minefield of labels that invokes the shadow of racialised discourse. The use of everyday settings and subjects – which seem to spill over the edges of Sterling’s zoomed-in frames – points to the subtle ways in which even anodyne objects and scenes are encoded with structures of othering and difference, while stressing the fact that this is a drama that continues beyond the canvas. Olivia’s show “It clings like a leech” is now available on Custorian. Her exhibition was one of thirteen shown as a collaboration between GUTS gallery and Soft Punk magazine. During the final thirteen weeks of 2020, Olivia’s show was displayed in the arch behind Haggerston station in London. This episode is censored, an un-beeped version is available on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-18437174/05-art-adventures-olivia-sterling-uncensored.?
49:38
April 29, 2021
#04 Artist Salomé Wu
An intimate discussion with Salomé Wu recorded between the 2020 & 2021 lockdowns. Visit a 3D capture of her exhibition ‘Oade to Oathes’ discussed explicitly during minutes 30:40 - 45:50 3D Capture: Salomé Wu’s - Oade to oathes (30:43 - 45:50) https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-salomewu 3D Capture: Salomé’s Studio during 2020 lockdown https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-salomewu-studio Salomé and Kevin visit the exhibition of another artist during this discussion: (15:00-21:48) Danh Vho - ‘Chicxulub’ @ White Cube Gallery - Sept ‘20 - Nov ‘20 https://whitecube.com/exhibitions/exhibition/danh_vo_bermondsey_2020 About this Episode In this episode, Salomé Wu’s and I discuss her exhibition “Oade to oathes” while visiting some peers exhibitions. Follow the links included to visit the shows along with us! Salomé’s show “Oade to oathes” is now available on Custorian. Her exhibition was one of thirteen shown as a collaboration between GUTS gallery and Soft Punk magazine. During the final thirteen weeks of 2020, Salome’s show was displayed in the arch behind Haggerston station in London. Salomé Wu (b. 1996, China) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice involves oil painting, printing on silk, installations, and performance. As a teenager, Salomé admired a teacher who encouraged her to pursue training in calligraphy and painting. Her work examines otherworldliness through translations and ever-evolving reinterpretations of a mythology, formed from her observation of time, fragility, and the interplay between reality and the unseen. Understanding herself primarily as a global citizen, Salomé works to keep her art devoid of contemporary models of identification and taxonomy, relying on obliquely biomorphic figures to populate her work. Across mediums, she presents a nonlinear journey, weaving together seemingly disparate moments to unveil previously concealed narratives. Salomé lives and works in London, UK. "Within this practice, I am particularly drawn to instances of lamentation – I find much of my art bears a common expression of grief and sorrow." - Artist, Salomé Wu This episode is censored, an un-beeped version is available on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-18437174/04-art-adventures-salome-wu-uncensored
47:22
April 15, 2021
#03 Artist Kemi Onabule
Visit Kemi Onabule's exhibition Arrival on the beach: https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-kemi While listening, visit the exhibitions as we discuss them by following these links: #1 Kemi Onabule - Arrival on the beach https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-kemi #2 Andrew hart's - Run the box https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-andrewhart About this Episode In this episode, Kemi Onabule and I discuss her exhibition “Arrival on the Beach” while visiting some peers exhibitions. Follow the links included to visit the shows along with us! Kemi's show “Arrival on the Beach” is now available on Custorian. Her exhibition was one of thirteen shown as a collaboration between GUTS gallery and Soft Punk magazine. During the final thirteen weeks of 2020, Kemi’s show was displayed in the arch behind Haggerston station in London. "That moment before colonisation is such a huge departure in the history of dominations between people. People have always been dominating one another that's part of our character, but this is different this is ecological destruction, this is religious destruction this is the overturning of peoples understanding of their environments. You can only get to the point now where we are going further and further into wild places." - Artist, Kemi Onabule This episode is censored, an un-beeped version is available on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-18437174/03-art-adventures-kemi-onabule-uncensored
46:53
April 01, 2021
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Art adventures is a podcast joining artists, collectors and curators in exploring exhibitions of contemporary art. In each episode, we visit an online exhibition. Wherever you are in the world, our audience can follow along while listening and seeing what our guests see. 
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March 31, 2021
#02: Artist Sophie Vallance
Sophie Vallance's exhibition was part of “It’s 2020 for F!*& Sake” marathon. Together and we discuss Art, Cats, Accents & Glasgow. Sophie Vallance’s exhibition:https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-sophievallance Join us in visiting the exhibitions as we discuss: Elsa Rouy’s exhibition:https://show.custorian.com/2020-2020ffs-elsarouy Sophie Vallance’s exhibition:https://show.custorian.com/2020-guts-2020ffs-sophievallance This episode is beeped, an un-beeped version is available onSoundcloud -- https://soundcloud.com/user-18437174/02-art-adventures-sophie-vallance-uncensored
46:02
March 17, 2021
#01: Artist Elsa Rouy
Visit Elsa’s Rouy’s exhibition: Plastic doesn’t sweat: https://show.custorian.com/2020-2020ffs-elsarouy --- hosted by GUTS Gallery & Soft Punk // Other exhibitions visited during this podcast // Simon lee gallery - Toby Ziegler -- https://www.simonleegallery.com/exhibitions/197/ Thaddaeus Ropac - Oliver Beer -- https://ropac.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/12-oliver-beer-oma/ Thaddaeus Ropac - A FOCUS ON PAINTING -- https://ropac.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/10/.. Pace london -Trevor Paglen -- https://www.pacegallery.com/exhibitions/trevor-paglen-bloom/ Gazelli art house - Enter through the headset -- https://gazelliarthouse.com/exhibitions/34-a-virtual-reality-exhibition-enter-through-the-headset-gibson-martelli-jocelyn-anquetil-matteo-zamagni-iain/overview/ // About this Episode //      In this episode, Elsa Rouy and I discuss her exhibition 'Plastic doesn't Sweat' while visiting some peers in exhibitions around London the week after her exhibition had been showing in 2020. Follow the links included to visit the shows along with us! Elsa’s show “Plastic doesn’t sweat” is now available on Custorian. Her exhibition was one of thirteen shown as a collaboration between GUTS gallery and Soft Punk magazine. During the final thirteen weeks of 2020, Elsa’s show was displayed in the arch behind Haggerston station in London. Elsa's show was one of 13 held in this marathon of weekly solo shows called “It’s 2020 for f!* This episode is beeped, an un-beeped version is available on Soundcloud -- https://soundcloud.com/user-18437174/01-art-adventures-elsa-rouy-uncensored .
44:11
March 02, 2021