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The Art of Art Business - April 11th 2021

The Art of Art Business - April 11th 2021

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Hosted by gallery owner Jonathan Edward Goodman and collage artist Morgan Jesse Lappin this episode of The Art of Art Business features conversations with Gian D'Angelo an expert art shipper and Salvador Satoshi a puzzle master and NFT artist.
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Pixel Painter Adam Shub and Trigonal Gallery Bring Zelda, Mario, and more classic video games to life in new show
This summer, gamers have gotta go fast if they want to enjoy the rare retro-inspired creations of Adam Shub, also known as Squarepainter. Recognized for his pixel paintings that bring classic video game scenes and characters to life, Shub has found a way to merge fine art and pop culture in the style of a modern-day Andy Warhol. His handcrafted works featuring iconic characters from Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Streets of Rage, Mega Man, and more are the star attractions at the latest show from Trigonal Gallery. Trigonal, an innovative gallery showcasing emerging artists and revolutionary digital works, is proud to present Shub’s newest and most notable pieces in this exhibition. Artworks now available on Artsy include the Street Fighter-Hadoken, Streets of Rage Showdown and You Are a Tetris Master, based on the NES game’s cutscene where Nintendo’s most beloved characters congratulate the winner. Serious art collectors and game enthusiasts should particularly note the exhibition’s crown jewel, Legend of the Dragon Ninja. Portrayed on a 24 x 48-inch canvas are a montage of cut scenes from NES’s Ninja Gaiden, the first prominent NES game in history to have cinematic cutscenes. Shub’s tribute to landmark gameplay is a groundbreaker in its own right, a prize for those seeking to add pop culture to their high art repertoire. The physical show titled GAME ON: The Pixel Paintings of Adam Shub, opens to the general public July 14th and runs until August 9th at Strictly CBD in Jersey City, New Jersey. Strictly CBD, founded by Jeffrey Devine, is one of New Jersey’s most pioneering CBD and hemp retail stores.  “I want to craft the best possible art I can and share it with anyone who loves retro games,” Shub says. “Getting more involved in the retro gaming scene has inspired me to capture the moments from video games that we all remember.” Gamers may be familiar with Shub from the cult favorite YouTube series Living in 8 Bits, and his collaborations with the online community Retroware TV. What many may not realize is the painstaking effort the artist puts into his creations; he hand-grids every pixel onto the canvas and can spend months on a detailed scene. His favorite game of all time is Earthbound for the SNES system, and he often produces parodies or mashups inspired by the series’ universe, such as a painting that showed the Stranger Things cast inside an Earthbound scene. Shub’s talent for making the nostalgic new extends to his music career as the bassist for the rock group Rex Viper Band. “My band’s music is 80s covers mixed with video game music, so [each craft informs the other] very much,” he comments. “All the other guys in the band come from the gaming scene too, so there’s a whole lot of different inspirations going into our songs. With almost every song we’ve put out, I’ve been inspired to create a piece from it.” With an indie gaming boom paying homage to retro titles and nostalgic game culture boosted by last year’s quarantine conditions, the time is now right to celebrate artists like Shub who are giving these pop symbols the power to cut across industries and generations for a strong, positive message. We all want to save the world and have fun doing it. Game on. Ready for the next level? Trigonal’s Adam Shub show runs July 14-August 9 at Strictly CBD (394 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304) and is available digitally on Artsy. Learn more at https://www.artsy.net/trigonal or @TrigonalGallery on social media.
53:13
July 26, 2021
SuckLord Bootleg Toy Design Artist
Welcome everyone to The Art of Art Business. I'm your host Jonathan Edward Goodman the owner of Trigonal Gallery along with my Co-host collage artist extraordinaire Morgan Jesse Lappin. This week on the show we have the incredibly talented SuckLord. Sucklord, is a New York City pop artist icon. He’s appeared on the reality TV series VH1’s Can’t Get a Date and Bravo’s Work of Art. Over the past two decades he has crafted unlicensed action figures and toys. Some of which have been based on Star Wars collectibles. His company Suckadelic is one of the most innovative art toy brands known worldwide. Make sure to follow SuckLord on Instagram where each month he conducts an online auction selling both old and new pieces. We are excited to have him on the program today. Before we begin I just want to remind our viewers that Trigonal Gallery is currently hosting our LGBTQ show called PRIDE. The show can be seen online at Artsy.net/Trigonal and is currently physically viewable at Strictly CBD at 394 Communipaw Ave in Jersey City New Jersey where it will remain open to the public throughout the month.  Important Links: Trigonal Gallery on Artsy - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal Trigonal Gallery on OpenSea - https://opensea.io/accounts/ TrigonalSuckLord - https://www.suckadelic.com/
01:07:05
June 21, 2021
The Art of Art Business with Guests Adrienne Moumin and Stephen Tierney
Welcome everyone to The Art of Art Business. I'm your host Jonathan Edward Goodman the owner of Trigonal Gallery along with my Co-host collage artist extraordinaire Morgan Jesse Lappin.  This week on the show we have two fantastic collage artists. Stephen Tierney is joining us from Australia where tomorrow is already today there. Steve Tierney is a mixed media artist and designer known for his striking, minimalist collages assembled using images cut from vintage magazines. Steve explores themes of vulnerability, identity, gender and form through his collages.  And we have Adrienne Moumin who is best known for her hand-cut-and-assembled gelatin silver photo collages, and for the B&W photographs from which they are made. In the early 2000’s she began cutting up gelatin silver photographs for use in collage. This led to her ongoing Architextures series of hand-cut-and-assembled photo collages.  Before we begin I just want to remind our viewers that Trigonal Gallery is currently hosting our LGBTQ show called PRIDE. The show can be seen online at Artsy.net/Trigonal and is currently physically viewable at Strictly CBD at 394 Communipaw Ave in Jersey City New Jersey where it will remain open to the public throughout the month. Important Links: Trigonal Gallery on Artsy - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal Trigonal Gallery on OpenSea - https://opensea.io/accounts/Trigonal Adrienne Moumin - http://picturexhibit.com/ Stephen Tierney - http://www.stevetierneycollage.com/ World Collage Day - https://www.artsy.net/show/trigonal-world-collage-day
56:43
June 14, 2021
PRIDE Open House presented by Trigonal Gallery
Trigonal Gallery Celebrates Pride with TV’s Darrell Thorne, The Sucklord & LGBTQ+ Artists “There’s nothing stopping you from being the unicorn of your dreams,” says artist, performer and sculptor Darrell Thorne. Best known for his work on RuPaul’s Drag Race and HBO’s High Maintenance. Thorne understands better than anyone how to embody the fantasies that spring from his authentic self, which many in the LGBTQ+ community will tell you is what Pride is all about. All throughout Pride Month 2021, Thorne is bringing his unique sculptures and makeup/body paint creations to life as he headlines the Pride exhibit hosted by the innovative Trigonal Gallery, which hosts a physical opening in Brooklyn on Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th before its move to Jersey City, New Jersey and official opening to the public Monday June 7th. A gallery focused on emerging and digital artists, Trigonal has been producing eye-popping exhibits that push the boundaries of the art industry as we know it. From intricate collage work to pioneering cryptocurrency through original NFT (non-fungible token) creations, the gallery has empowered artists to find their footing in a shifting culture and take back their power. The Pride show is no different, as it aims to shed light on the most distinctive LGBTQ+ and allied artists working in multidisciplinary mediums today. One such ally, The Sucklord, is a pop artist who made his name on reality TV series such as VH1’s Can’t Get a Date and Bravo’s Work of Art. Over the past two decades The Sucklord has come into his own by crafting unlicensed action figures and toys, particularly those based on Star Wars collectibles, through his company Suckadelic. Viewers of Trigonal’s Pride show can expect to see truly original Suckadelic action figures that have never before been released. Pride offers a plethora of delights. Thorne’s acclaimed headpieces are a definite draw, the likes of which have been seen not only on Yvie Oddly’s winning look during Season 11 of Drag Race, but also on Madonna in her “Living for Love” video and most recently on “Queen Diva” Big Freedia for the cover of Bust Magazine. The artist’s creative approach to transformation encourages audiences to question their ideas of beauty, as well as their perspectives on gender fluidity and what signifies masculinity and femininity. Also on digital display in the exhibit’s virtual show is work from British-born Stuart Sandford, whose pieces have been exhibited around the world for shows including Out-Spoken: 50 Years of Pride at Childs Gallery in Boston; multiple Queer Biennals in Los Angeles; and Boys! Boys! Boys! in London and Amsterdam, as well as collections such as the Sir Elton John Photography Collection. Award-winning filmmaker Ryan Glista joins the lineup with his photography and collage art, reminiscent of  Sally Mann’s Immediate Family series. Photographer Adam Ciach shares his work from Eastern Europe’s burgeoning LGBTQ+ movement. Trigonal founder Jonathan Edward Goodman says, “This show is not only important due to its context and comment in the art world. It is also an experiment on what it means to have a physical art show in a post-pandemic world.”
54:04
June 8, 2021
The Art of Art Business May 30th 2021 Winston Smith and Alex Dorney
This week on The Art of Art Business we had special guests collage artists Winston Smith and Alex Dorney. Join Trigonal Gallery owner Jonathan Edward Goodman and Curator Morgan Jesse Lappin for a deep-dive conversation about the business of art from the artists themselves. Winston Smith is an American collage artist, illustrator, and cover designer. He is best known for the artwork he has produced for the American punk rock group Dead Kennedys.  He also designed the Motéma Music logo.  He is responsible for the famous Alternative Tentacles logo as well as the well-known Dead Kennedys logo and six of their record covers. One of his compositions, God Told Me to Skin You Alive, was used as the cover of Green Day's album Insomniac. His work has also appeared in Spin, Playboy, Wired, Utne Reader, Mother Jones, Metro Silicon Valley, Ugly Planet, National Lampoon, and numerous punk fanzines.  And we have Alex Dorney  is a 28 year old artist living in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He started doing collage in high school classes, and then began creating them in his free time. This continued on into college where he studied art for a few years. Unfortunately, he dropped out, due to a bipolar 1 diagnosis. Moving back home, he started an online vintage shop to support himself and later moved out to the Blue Ridge Mountains. He drove his art car around town collecting materials from thrift stores, auctions, yard sales and flea markets. He creates surreal science fiction vehicles and machines. They all serve a function and exist in an alternate dimension called the Endless Plane. My work utilizes images from all sorts of vintage books and magazines. He is transfixed by bold advertisements for technology and products. Pens, Wheels, TVs, Toothbrushes, Reel-to-reels, Radios, and Boots are some of my favorite images. Important Links: Trigonal Gallery on Artsy - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal Trigonal Gallery on OpenSea - https://opensea.io/accounts/ TrigonalWinston Smith - https://winstonsmith.com/ Alex Dorney - https://www.instagram.com/goofcraft/ World Collage Day - https://www.artsy.net/show/trigonal-world-collage-day
01:03:41
May 31, 2021
The Art of Art Business May 23rd 2021 Guests Hope Kroll and Elise Margolis
This week on The Art of Art Business we had special guests collage artists Elise Margolis and Hope Kroll. Join Trigonal Gallery owner Jonathan Edward Goodman and Curator Morgan Jesse Lappin for a deep-dive conversation about the business of art from the artists themselves.  We are very fortunate to have Elise Margolis and Hope Kroll on the show today. Elise studied with the artist, Hananiah Harari, who in the 1940s, along with painting, did collage.  His was a mix of representational and whimsical elements forming his unique collage work.  Through him she learnt that abstract is the way for her to express her thoughts. She is inspired by the work of Stuart Davis.  Elise’s work about finding solutions, — making order and creating unity. Whether it is studying relationships to answer questions or playing with shapes to create a design, Elise’s purpose is to ultimately make a piece that is visually interesting and thought provoking.  And we have Hope Kroll. Hope's work explores the nature of the heart and mind in a way that is playful and yet insightful. Calling up tenderness as well as terror and equal parts of rapture and repulsion. Kroll’s work tirelessly seeks out the honey of wisdom through the masterful arrangement of images from old encyclopedias, medical texts, children’s books, popular science, technical manuals, paper dolls and antique photographs.  Her use of a 3-D technique gives her paper constructions a surprising presence. A fusion of poetic Surrealism and scientific paraphernalia, many of Kroll’s miniature works have intricately cut out illustrations all the way down to the individual hairs and blood vessels. Important Links: Trigonal Gallery on Artsy - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal Trigonal Gallery on OpenSea - https://opensea.io/accounts/Trigonal Elise Margolis - http://www.elisemargolis.com/ Hope Kroll - https://hopekroll.com/ World Collage Day - https://www.artsy.net/show/trigonal-world-collage-day
01:00:25
May 24, 2021
The Art of Art Business with Special Guests Collage Artists Kevork Mourad and Charles Wilkin
This week on The Art of Art Business we had special guests collage artists Kevork Mourad & Charles Wilkin. Join Trigonal Gallery owner Jonathan Edward Goodman and Curator Morgan Jesse Lappin for a deep-dive conversation about the business of art from the artists themselves. Important Links: Trigonal Gallery on Artsy - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal Trigonal Gallery on OpenSea - https://opensea.io/accounts/Trigonal Kevork Mourad - https://www.kevorkmourad.com/ Charles Wilkin - https://www.charlesscottwilkin.com/ World Collage Day - https://www.artsy.net/show/trigonal-world-collage-day
55:13
May 17, 2021
The Art of Art Business May 2nd 2021 with Special Guest Artists Sean Smith and Max Strong
The Art of Art Business is a video podcast filmed live every Sunday at 4pm Eastern. The hosts Jonathan Edward Goodman and collage artist Morgan Jesse Lappin talk to artists showing at the Trigonal Gallery in New Jersey. This week collage artists Max Strong and Sean Smith are interviewed about their pieces being shown in the World Collage Day show along with 27 other artists from around the world with 75 pieces. The opening on that show will occur on Monday May 3rd at 8pm Eastern.   Important Links:  Trigonal Gallery on Artsy - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal Trigonal Gallery on OpenSea - https://opensea.io/accounts/Trigonal Sean Smith at Trigonal - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal/artist/sean-smith Max Strong at Trigonal - https://www.artsy.net/trigonal/artist/max-strong World Collage Day - https://www.artsy.net/show/trigonal-world-collage-day
48:16
May 3, 2021
The Art of Art Business April 25th 2021
The Art of Art Business is a weekly show with hosts Jonathan Edward Goodman the owner of Trigonal Gallery and collage artist Morgan Jesse Lappin. This week special guests Kendra Morris and Jay Riggio discuss the art and music scene along with the wacky world of NFTs. Join us each week.
01:10:12
April 30, 2021
The Art of Art Business April 11th 2021
Hosted by gallery owner Jonathan Edward Goodman and collage artist Morgan Jesse Lappin this episode of The Art of Art Business features conversations with Gian D'Angelo an expert art shipper and Salvador Satoshi a puzzle master and NFT artist.
01:05:35
April 30, 2021