Artist living and working between New York City, Missouri, and Los Angeles

Bicoastal Carpool

Bicoastal Carpool is hosted by Kate Harding and airs live on WPIR Pratt Radio, every Monday, 11AM - 12PM EST from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Check back for updates on guests, songs, topics of conversation... shows will be uploaded and archived here after they air on WPIR. Click on show dates to listen.


11/28/2016: Will air on WPIR Pratt Radio on Monday from 11AM - 12PM EST. Guests and show details will be announced soon.


11/14/2016: "Empowerment #2"

Guest carpool buddy: Meg Cranston
Cranston has a conceptual approach to art making, exploring the connections between personal experience and the world at large with energy and wit. Working in painting, collage, sculpture, video and performance, Cranston’s work fuses imagery drawn from her personal archives and popular culture with anthropological, indexical and archival methodologies and approaches. 

Meg Cranston (b. 1960) received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and her BA from Kenyon College. She has received awards such as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Community Foundation Artist Grant, Architectural Foundation of American Art in Public Places Award, and a COLA Artist Grant and is currently the Chair of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. 

Cranston has been exhibiting internationally since 1988. She was one of four female artists included Paul Schimmel’s seminal 1992 exhibition Helter Skelter at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and her work was included in the 1993 Venice Biennale.  As well, she curated the influential exhibition 100 Artists See God with John Baldessari. Solo exhibitions include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Artspace, Auckland and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. More recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Kunstverien Heilbronn, Germany in 2015 and LAX><Art, Los Angeles in 2013, as well as, the group exhibitions The Afghan Carpet Project at the Hammer Museum curated by Ali Subotnick,Made in LA 2012, also at the Hammer Museum and Hans Ulrich Olbrist’s ongoing Do Itproject. 

Among her publications, Cranston is the co-editor of the JPR | Ringier books More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About John Baldessari volumes 1 and 2 with Olbrist. A monograph on her work Hot Pants in a Cold, Cold World also published by JRP | Ringier is available.

-from Meliksitan Briggs press release for Cranston's 2016 exhibition "Pizza, Bagpipe, Carburetor"

Meg Cranston, Bagpipe, 2015, Sculpture, table, and figures. Mixed media – acrylic, paper, papier mache, cardboard, table. 62 x 50 x 24 inches

Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World, 2008

Recommended by Meg Cranston - "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from Monty Python's Life of Brian, 1979

Host's choice - Mort Garson's "Plantasia: warm earth music for plants...and the people who love them" 1976.

 


11/7/2016: "Empowerment"

Aired live on WPIR Pratt Radio 11AM - 12PM EST with guest co-host: Jay Stuckey(Los Angeles, CA), back by popular demand! Kate and Jay will be in conversation with Lacey Fekishazy(Newburgh/Brooklyn, NY), artist/curator/instigator/gallery owner-director of SARDINE.

Guest Details:

Co-host: Jay Stuckey - returning to the show after kicking off the inaugural show. See 10/31 show detail for more infomation on Jay and his work.

Guest carpool buddy: Lacey Fekishazy

Lacey Fekishazy, Untitled, 2016, 10 x 8 inches, Acrylic on panel (Image courtesy of the artist)

Recommended by Lacey Fekishazy - Blondie "Island of Lost Souls":

 Recommended by Jay Stuckey - "Vote Baby Vote":

 


10/31/2016: "What scares you?!"  

The inaugural broadcast aired on Halloween 2016, and featured two artists living and working in Los Angeles. The day's show was co-hosted by Michelle Andrade with a mystery guest revealed to be Jay Stuckey.

Guest Details:

Co-host: Michelle Andrade (Here's some great writing about Michelle's work by Ezra Jean Black for Artillery Magazine)

Michelle Andrade, We Were Young Once, 2015, Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches (Image courtesy of the artist)

Recommeded song: Garden Grays by Wildcat! Wildcat! 

 

Revealed Mystery Guest: Jay Stuckey

Primarily working with painting and collage, Jay Stuckey creates compositions of familiar images using representational and abstract elements. The humor and accessibility of Stuckey’s work is counterbalanced by each piece’s hidden intricacy and purpose. Referencing his own subconscious and the confessional nature of Jungian psychoanalysis, Stuckey intends the immediacy of his work to present a line of inquiry and revelation to the viewer instead of imposing ideas. Stuckey intends his works to reveal themselves with subtlety and action, instilling the perseverance of his ongoing process.

- Anat Ebgi gallery website

Jay Stuckey, Help, 2016, 44 x 60 inches, Oil on canvas

(Image courtesy of Anat Ebgi Gallery)

Recommended song:  Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension

Host's choice for the day - "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky (as seen in Disney's Fantasia)