Artist living and working between New York City, Missouri, and Los Angeles
Bicoastal Carpool is weekly internet radio show hosted by Kate Harding, airing live on WPIR Pratt Radio, every Monday, 11AM - 12PM EST from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Check back for regular 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.
2/13/2016: Will air live on WPIR Pratt Radio from 11AM-12PM EST, with Sara Jimenez and Ernesto Pujol. We will continue to consider the instigatory question "What moves you?"
Co-host: Sara Jimenez
Sara Jimenez is a multi-disciplinary Filipina-Canadian artist, currently living and working in New York. Through performance, installation, sculpture, and drawing, she investigates relationships between material impermanence and trans-cultural memory. Throughout her projects, she is interested in complicating and re-imagining existing narratives around concepts of home, absence, and origins.
She received her BA from the University of Toronto (2008) and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design (2013). Residencies include Brooklyn Art Space (2014), Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace (2015), a full artist fellowship to The Vermont Studio Center (2016), and the Bronx Museum’s AIM program (2016). Jimenez has exhibited at the Pinto Art Museum (Philippines), Rush Arts Gallery (NY), The Brooklyn Museum (NY), FiveMyles Gallery and Wayfarers Gallery (NY). She has performed numerous venues including The Noguchi Museum, Dixon Place, and Smackmellon.
Guest carpool buddy: Ernesto Pujol
Ernesto Pujol is a performance artist and social choreographer known for his socially-engaged public art practice. Pujol creates durational group walking performances as complex portraits of people and places, inhabiting familiar landscapes and emblematic architecture that have nevertheless become invisible, reactivating them to reveal their psychic underlay, in the Jungian sense.
Pujol is interested in a practice that points at pressing issues, contributing to greater individual and collective awareness through an esthetic mindful presence, achieved through scholarly research and psychic acuity (a perceptual term coined by writer Lewis Hyde). His performances are constructed through the repetitive slow walking of prescribed areas, carefully considered gestures, and a meditative silence.
Pujol trained in humanities and fine arts, education, art therapy, media theory, and Western monasticism, studying in the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. He has performed with urban and rural communities worldwide. He is the author of Sited Body, Public Visions: silence, stillness & walking as Performance Practice; as well as numerous published essays. The artist currently teaches at Nomad/9, a low-residency MFA Program in Interdisciplinary Art at The Hartford Art School, Connecticut.
Co-host: Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
Lives and works in New York, New York.
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, PhD, is a writer who writes “with” rather than “on” contemporary art and artists. Her interests range across art as a “structure of feeling”, human/nonhuman animal ontologies, the aesthetics of wonder, theories and practices of writing, the interview as essay, the history of modernism(s), surrealist methodologies, dystopias and utopias, and the metaphysics of technology. She has published widely in The Brooklyn Rail, Art Agenda, Artforum, Art in America, and numerous artist’s catalogs, Ellen Gallagher, (Anthony d’Offay,1999; Tom Friedman (Gagosian, 2008) Hadieh Shafie, (Leila Heller, 2012 and 2015); Joan Waltemath (C. Grimaldi, 2015). Among the people she has interviewed are Matthew Barney, The Brothers Quay, Yvonne Rainer, McKenzie Wark, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Carolee Schneemann, Andrea Fraser, Mark Dion and the book-length interview portrait How Like A Leaf with Donna J. Haraway. She has a Masters in Cinema Studies from NYU and a PhD from The History of Consciousness Program and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in the MFA Art Practice, MFA Fine Arts, and MFA Computer Arts programs. She is currently compiling her collected writings for publication, No Wound Speaks for Itself: Art, Vulnerability, Writing, Attitude, cover designed by The Quay Brothers, with a preface by Avital Ronell.
Guest carpool buddy: Genevieve Gaignard
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Genevieve Gaignard’s work exists in a space of in-between. Gaignard, who is mixed-race, uses a range of character performance, self-portraiture and sculpture to explore blackness, whiteness, femininity, class and intersections therein. The daughter of a black father and white mother in a Massachusetts mill town, Gaignard’s youth was marked by a strong sense of invisibility. Was her family white enough to be white? Black enough to be black? Gaignard interrogates notions of “passing” in an effort to address these questions. She positions her own female body as the chief site of exploration—challenging viewers to navigate the powers and anxieties of intersectional identity.
Influenced by the soulful sounds of Billy Stewart, the kitschy aesthetic of John Waters and the provocative artifice of drag culture, Gaignard uses low-brow pop sensibilities to craft dynamic visual narratives. From the identity performance ritualized in ‘‘selfie” culture to the gender performance of hyper-femme footwear, Gaignard blends humor, persona and popular culture to reveal the ways in which the meeting and mixing of contrasting realities can feel much like displacement.
Gaignard received her BA in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and her MFA in Photography at Yale University. She has exhibited throughout the United States, including shows at The Cabin LA in Los Angeles and the FLAG Art Foundation in New York. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Co-host: Henry G. Sanchez
A project-based, interdisciplinary artist with a practice whose subject matter concentrates on history, and social and environment justice.
In Brooklyn, he maintains an art project which brings awareness about a Superfund site, waterway called Newtown Creek. Sanchez’s initiative is called the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT (http://www.englishkillsproject.com/), named after the most polluted tributary of Newtown Creek.
Recently Sanchez moved to his home city in Houston, Texas to start L.O.C.C.A.: Law Office Center for Citizenship and Art. L.O.C.C.A. (http://www.loccart.org/)
Recommended by Henry G. Sanchez: Extranandote by Caguama, 2010.
Guest carpool buddy: Renée A. Fox
Los Angeles-based artist/curtator/thinker/etc/etc
Fox's background and interest in botanical drawing and theoretical research in ideas of beauty, temporality and the Feminine provide a framework for her large (and small) scale works.
Recommended by Renée A Fox
Co-host: Nat Castañeda
An interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York.
Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the role of technology within personal narratives, the conflating of iconography and pornography, and the questioning of the historic record.
She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda works at The Associated Press where she curates AP's photographic archive of historical and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.
Recent exhibitions include Mapping Meaning on Santa Cruz Island, California and El Museo del Barrio in New York City.
(above) Still from Castañeda's Static Background Radiation series
Guest carpool buddy: Meg Webster
Photographer based in Los Angeles, California.
Below photos by Meg Webster #lovenotesfromtheroad
Recommended by Nat Castañeda
Recommended by Meg Webster
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"
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.
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.
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":
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.
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)