Austin Art Talk Podcast

In depth conversations and wisdom from Austin artists and creatives, about life, work, and creativity.

About the show

The goal of the podcast is to facilitate connections with and to learn from the successes, struggles, life experience, and wisdom of the people featured, most of whom live and create in Austin, Texas. The honest conversational flow of these weekly long form interviews lends itself to some really great insights and information that is available to anyone who wants to listen. Join us to explore the origins, stories, lessons, lives and work of those in our community who are at the forefront of creative expression. The podcast is hosted by photographer, art enthusiast and collector, Scott David Gordon.

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Episodes

  • Episode 14: Nancy Mims - It Begins With A Walk

    January 20th, 2018  |  54 mins 42 secs
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    "It begins with a walk. Cracks on a sidewalk. Birds on a line, then suddenly in flight. A streak of clouds above the treeline. A rusty staple embedded in a telephone pole. Fragments of paper clinging to a utility box. The mysterious tracings of an insect’s trail across a length of wood." - Nancy Mims

  • Episode 13: Flip Solomon - (Bonus Stories) Lek Chailert and the Hare Dream

    January 16th, 2018  |  15 mins 31 secs
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    This is bonus content from the interview with Flip Solomon Episode 12. The first inspiring story is about Lek Chailert who with the help of many others saves and rehabilitates hundreds of animals in Thailand. The second story is of a dream that inspired a drawing and created a connection. If you haven't listened to Flip's main interview please go back and check that out first. Thanks!

  • Episode 12: Flip Solomon - Darkest Before Dawn

    January 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
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    If you had a neurological disorder that caused you to sleep more than normal and have vivid and intense dreams you might think of that as a serious problem with no upside. But for Flip Solomon it has become the source of her artwork in which she explores timeless themes and symbols with a goal of healing and connecting people on a basic, fundamental level. Hear her story and consider how you might look at your own problems as solutions.

  • Episode 11: PRINTAUSTIN - Cathy Savage & Elvia Perrin

    December 30th, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins
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    If you don’t know anything about PRINTAUSTIN here is your chance. Started in 2013 by printmakers Cathy Savage and Eliva Perrin, it has become a nationally recognized annual event that promotes the art of printmaking through artist talks, exhibits, special events, and workshops and demos with participants from all over the US. Jan 15th-Feb 15th 2018

  • Episode 10: Claire Howard - Curating & The Open Road

    December 23rd, 2017  |  56 mins 40 secs
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    Claire Howard is the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art. Our conversation centers around the traveling photography exhibition The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip. We learn about the images in the exhibit, what it takes to plan for and integrate a new show into and existing space, and the opportunity to curate additions that are relevant to a local audience.

  • Episode 9: Hayley Gillespie - Art.Science.Gallery.

    December 16th, 2017  |  57 mins 23 secs

    The intersection of art and science might not be obvious at first glance but the two are actually very intertwined and have been for 100's of years. From the drawings and studies of Da Vinci and Charles Darwin to modern day illustrations of black holes, art as a way to imagine, interpret, and convey the ideas of science has never been more relevant. And Dr. Hayley Gillespie, founder of Austin's Art.Science.Gallery. is for me the best person to explain Science Art and share stories of scientists who were and are also artists and what it's like to run a gallery and support artists in this city.

  • Episode 8: Yuliya Lanina - The Nature of Being

    December 9th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Yuliya Lanina is a multimedia artist who creates paintings, animations, music videos, animatronic sculptures, and performances, and often works on collaborations with composers, technicians, and choreographers. She is also a lecturer at UT and since moving to the US from Russia as a teenager has created a very successful career.

  • Episode 7: Paloma Mayorga - Healing & Empowerment in Art

    December 2nd, 2017  |  1 hr 4 secs
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    Voted Best Visual Artist of 2017 through a readers poll in the Austin Chronicle, Paloma Mayorga is an artist, curator, and has worked in arts administration since graduation from college. Her work is subtle but evocative and attempts to inspire and continue the conversation about women's issues and how we can all heal and empower others.

  • Episode 6: Steven Walker - Rocking Photography

    November 18th, 2017  |  1 hr 8 mins
    austin gallery, modern rocks, rock and roll, rock photography, steven walker

    Steven Walker, the owner of Modern Rocks Gallery, shares about his life leading up to moving to America, and the past almost four years selling rock photography and rocks in the live music capital of the world.

  • Episode 5: Emily Galusha - Undercurrents

    November 11th, 2017  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    What happens when you go from being a dancer to making a living as an artist? How do you move to a new city and start over? Join me for a delightful talk with Austin graphic artist Emily Galusha to get the answers and hear about her life in art starting as a child to being more fulfilled than ever with her work and path.

  • Episode 4: Patrick Puckett - Nostalgic Figures

    November 4th, 2017  |  54 mins 1 sec
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    A funny and enlightening interview with Austin figure painter Patrick Puckett, who is represented locally by the Wally Workman gallery.

  • Episode 3: Shea Little - EAST and the Artist

    October 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min
    austin, big medium, canopy austin, creative standard, east austin studio tour, generous art, shea little, texas biennial

    The executive director of Big Medium shares how that organization got started, it's mission, in addition to the history of the East Austin Studio Tour, WEST, and the Texas Biennial. We also talk about his beginnings in art and a new project that could standardize through collaboration some essential resources for artists and their businesses.

  • Episode 2: Troy Campa - Architecture to Art Gallery

    October 21st, 2017  |  58 mins
    art gallery, art tours, camiba, collecting art, selling art, troy campa

    Such a delightful and informative conversation with Troy Campa of CAMIBAart Gallery, located in the Flatbed Building. From architecture to art gallery, we talk about Troy's career shift from being an architect to selling art full time for three years and all that he has learned.

  • Episode 1: Stephen Clark - Austin History and the Photographic Gallery

    October 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 13 mins
    art, austin history, digital, editioning, photo gallery, pricing, selling photography, stephen clark

    A wide ranging conversation with gallery owner and Austin historian Stephen L Clark about how he got started, the many people he has met along the way, selling art, and what it has been like to run a photography gallery in Austin for almost 25 years.