FACING THE END OF THE WORLD WITH LINDSAY TUNKL
In this episode, we talk with artist Lindsay Tunkl, an LA native living in Oakland. We discuss her new book, When You Die You Will Not Be Scared to Die, and accompanying ink blot card deck. We also explore the peculiarities of art and commerce, the fruitful struggles of being a performance artist, and other light topics such as what it means and feels like to constantly anticipate the end of the world.
You can buy Lindsay’s book online or anywhere books are sold!
TOSHA STIMAGE IS AN ARTIST AND A PERSON AT THE SAME TIME
In this episode we talk with Tosha about surviving as an artist in the Bay Area and beyond, how to foster and maintain an artistic community, as well as how to take care of oneself in the face of artist’s block and trappings of the art world.
Since the recording of this episode, Tosha has launched The Black Infinity, a collective whose purpose is to create an expansive network of possibility, support, and opportunity for creatives of color.
You can help support Tosha and The Black Infinity by donating to their Go Fund Me:
LETTING THE LIGHT IN WITH CHRIS DUNCAN
Chris Duncan welcomed us into his multi-hyphenate project space, Oakland’s Land and Sea, to talk about how he arrived in the Bay Area, cultivating a language, and carving out the life you want while still allowing room for whims to act as guiding forces--among many other meandering threads.
After we spoke with Chris, he set up a fundraiser to fund the programming at Land and Sea to through 2018. You can find more information and donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/LANDANDSEA2018
L: Chris Duncan, R: Dawn – Zion Canyon Utah, April 5, 2017, 2017, Image Courtesy of Romer Young Gallery
"MOM...I THINK WE'RE LEGIT" WITH BORDERLINE ART COLLECTIVE
In this episode, we hear from Marissa Geoffroy and Amy Lange about Borderline, the collective and gallery space they started earlier this year with Danielle Andress and Tess Seufferlein. They talk about their impetus for banding together, how they hope the platform of Borderline can serve to boost other artists, and the challenges that come with carving out a creative life in the Bay Area.
The members of Borderline met as MFA students at CCA—as a part of the same cohort as Dionne and Piper.
A Lattice Window, a solo show by Janet Eo, is on view at Borderline through November 12, with open gallery hours November 11-12. Their next exhibit, Editions, opens December 1 at 6pm. Their 1340 Bryant Street location in San Francisco houses both their exhibition space and the individual studios of each member.
Pictured L-R: Amy Lange, Tess Seufferlein, Danielle Andress, Marissa Geoffroy
LEILA WEEFUR REMINDS US TO BE PROUD OF OURSELVES
In this episode, we talk with Oakland-based artist Leila Weefur. We delve into east vs west living, from the coasts to the bay, the problem with the word "chill", and Leila's recent exhibition, Noise + Thirst, which presents Blackness, and Black masculinity, as an inhabitant of the space between noise & silence and thirst & satisfaction. Noise + Thirst was exhibited at The Growerly in San Fransisco, where Leila was recently an artist-in-residence.
Pictured: Leila Weefur with her zine from her exhibition Noise + Thirst