Lubbock, Texas: We’re Still Here

Lubbock, Texas: We’re Still Here

By Cody Arnall             Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, two new art groups have provided Lubbock, Texas, with engaged programming and thought-provoking exhibitions. CO-OPt Research and Projects, an artist-run gallery and studio space, opened in July 2019 with the aim to engage and serve the community with alternative and experimental contemporary…

Points South: A Conversation with Allyson Comstock

Points South: A Conversation with Allyson Comstock

By Evan D. Williams       Allyson Comstock is an artist and retired art professor based in east central Alabama. In the austral summer of 2013, she deployed to Palmer Station in Antarctica under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists & Writers Program, which previously enabled such disparate creative ventures as…

Manipulating Materials: An Interview with Kate Roberts

Manipulating Materials: An Interview with Kate Roberts

    By Raina Belleau   Kate Roberts is a Memphis-based artist who uses porcelain and other materials traditionally associated with craft to create haunting works of art ranging from prints to installations. Her work draws from architecture and relationships to build landscapes of decay and romance. Roberts is a professor at the University of…

An Interview with Pam Marlene Taylor

An Interview with Pam Marlene Taylor

    By Melinda Baker     When Nashville-based fiber artist and curator, Pam Marlene Taylor, was studying art at Tusculum University in 2013, a painting professor told the female students that they weren’t allowed to include images of cats or the color pink in their work. When Taylor turned in her senior project – an…

If It’s Broke, Learn How to Fix It: Radical Repair Workshop

If It’s Broke, Learn How to Fix It: Radical Repair Workshop

    By Raina Belleau     What does the worn-and-tattered satin edge of a childhood blanket have to do with a sculpture? What is the relationship of the holes in your favorite t-shirt to a gallery wall? What does a broken garden rake have to do with how you envision the world around you?…

Art and Craft at the Metal Museum: Interview with the Metals Studio Staff

Art and Craft at the Metal Museum: Interview with the Metals Studio Staff

Facilitated by Brooke Garcia           The mission of the Metal Museum is to preserve, promote, and advance the art and craft of fine metalwork, and one of the many ways we fulfill this mission is through our Metals Studio, which includes the Blacksmith’s Shop (or Smithy), the Foundry, and the Repairs…

Interview with Lilia Hernandez Galusha & Morgan Page

Interview with Lilia Hernandez Galusha & Morgan Page

    By Jon Crawford     Jon Crawford: For someone who hasn’t seen your joint exhibition at Marshall Arts, Capas, in Memphis, Tennessee, can you describe your individual styles?     Lilia Hernandez Galusha: I have a need to seek home and familiarity, but I also require distance. In the show there is a…

My Body Is Always Holding My Mind: The Ceramic Vessels of Wansoo Kim

My Body Is Always Holding My Mind: The Ceramic Vessels of Wansoo Kim

    By Billy Renkl   Billy Renkl: Describe your education as a ceramicist in Korea. Was that inflected by your school’s identity as a school of science and technology?   Wansoo Kim: In my undergraduate school I mostly learned about ceramics. I think administrative people named the school in that way to highlight their…

Interview: Natalie Baxter

Interview: Natalie Baxter

    By Chase Martin   I met Natalie Baxter and her infant daughter Petra at her studio in Bushwick, just before the coronavirus crisis shut down New York City. When I visited, she was fresh off the Spring Break art fair, where her fabric sculptures of drooping firearms were featured in a solo booth…

In Conversation with Sofia Gonzalez

In Conversation with Sofia Gonzalez

By Madison Balushi         Madison Balushi: Can you tell us about you and your work?     Sofia Gonzalez: I usually describe myself as a textile artist. In my practice, I use natural materials, like plants and vegetable waste, to dye fabric and create my own pigment as a way to respond…