This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas. An exhibition of Thomas’s recent paintings, “Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe,” is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through August 19.
Thomas has exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her work is in the collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
On the program Thomas and I discuss:
- Her earliest memories of seeing art;
- How she came to make art history a key subject of her work;
- Her relationship with her mother and how her mother came to model for her; and
- The importance of photography in her process.
|Marco Breuer, Untitled, 2012.|
This week’s second guest is New York-based photographer Marco Breuer, whose latest work is on view now at Chelsea’s Von Lintel Gallery. Breuer’s manipulations of photographic paper create fantastic, often surprising abstractions.
His most recent museum exhibition was last year’s “Marco Breuer: Line of Sight,” which was organized by Julian Cox at the de Young in San Francisco.His work is in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art, MoMA, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Harvard Art Museums and SFMOMA.
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The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. It is released under this Creative Commons license. This week’s show was edited by Wilson Butterworth. For images of the works discussed on this week’s show, click through to the jump.