Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Pick: Ahtcast with Julie Torres and Brian Edmonds

This week an art friend said she enjoyed listening to the above conversation on Ahtcast.  Ahtcast is a podcast hosted by painter Phillip J Mellen which interviews artists about various aspects of working in the studio, process etc.  So I listened while painting on Friday and it was a really nice discussion.

This interview is with artists Julie Torres and Brian Edmonds.  They are painters whose work I like quite a bit.  But the conversation is about another component of their studio practice: curating.  It discusses the role today of artist as curator and also the new ways of connecting with artists thanks to the internet.

They explain my sentiments on these things in a more eloquent way than I can.  The overarching idea being that outlets like blogging, curating shows online and in person, virtually and physically introducing different artists are all things they genuinely enjoy doing, things that might first seem like a great extension of themselves but things that end up feeding their studio practice and creating great momentum and energy.

Perfect accompaniment for a casual painting Sunday.  Plus they both have great voices for this type of program.  Enjoy.

Brian Edmonds, Granddaddy Ghost, 2013 36 x 36 inches, Acrylic, Pastel and Oil Stick on Board

Julie Torres


annamaria potamiti said...

Very interesting- Thanks!

julie torres said...

How cool.. Thank you Aubrey! It was a pure pleasure to chat with those dudes on a casual painting saturday, so it's nice to hear that it listens well too. XX

Aubrey Levinthal said...

sure! yes, a very good listen -- really like your work too Julie.


Phillip J. Mellen said...

Thank you for sharing, Aubrey! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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