Michelle Grabner! We show up with bagels and coffee to interview artist, critic, gallerist, teacher, and writer Michelle Grabner in her Oak Park Studio.
Michelle has written criticism for more magazines than I can comfortably count, and shown her work internationally. We talk about her career, the’t find a decent solo show to review for Art Forum.
244 West Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Hours Saturday: 12-5
And as if that discussion isn’t enough to fuel thoughtful conversation for weeks and provide enough grist for the intellectual mill, Duncan and I review current shows. And, for the first time, we completely, utterly, and collectively dislike something!
We review the Hyde Park Art Center’s new show of James Faulkner’s work, the Smart Museum’s exhibition Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art, the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery’s show Art in the Abstract, and the Renaissance Society’s exhibition All the Pretty Corpses.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_12.mp3
Libsyn, who hosts our stuff has really been a pain in our collective Bad at Sports ass this week, so many of you tried to download last weeks show had trouble, we’re sorry, they suck, we will beat them up as soon as we can find their offices. Don’t forget to download Episode #10, good stuff!
We really will get back to reviews at some point, but there is just too much to talk about in the interview department! Lou Mallozzi, Executive Director of the Experimental Sound Studio, artist, and educator, talks about the Open Ear Festival of Sound (November 13, 2005 – December 15, 2005) and the 20th Anniversary of ESS! Also, Duncan talks to Jonathan Rhodes Executive Director of Three-Walls about Nato Thompson’s lecture on Art Activist Communities. We talk about why Scott Speh hates Canadians. Duncan and Richard sing a duet!!
If you miss this you will have nothing to discuss around the water cooler next week, loser!
More links to follow!
While we didn’t get achance to talk about it this week, go check out Art in the Abstract, one of a couple really kick-ass shows at the Illinois State Museum, which I honestly had forgotten about until I was blundering around the Thompson Center trying to find a form for something. Okay, city dwellers, all you have to do is get off at Clark and Lake on the Blue line, go up to the second floor, and BLAMMO, kickass Illinois-artist-made abstract art throughout history. Go see this, this is the best use of my tax dollars I’ve seen!!
Terror! Mayhem! Plagues! Fires!!!
This week’s show had to endure horrors beyond description, those of you conversational with me know what woe has befallen the kingdom, but dammit, the show goes on!
This week: The Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators! Duncan reviews a book! 10 seconds of Shannon Stratton! A whole interview got cut because the artist didn’t like what they had to say!!! A record review I recorded a month ago!!!!!! Wow, that’s a lot of show for your podcasting dollar.
LASTLY, yeah yeah I’m a jackass and I screwed up…
Contrary to our press release, next week Jonathan from threewalls, not Jeff from threewalls, will discuss smart people things with duncan on the pod. I goofed.
Jonathan wants all the fame and glory that bad at sports will inevitably bring him!!! Direct download: Bad_at_sports_Episode_10.mp3
Holy guacamole it’s my freaking birthday, my landlord is making me move my studio, and we STILL get the show out early. That’s quality people, trauma, mirth and on time. When choosing podcasts remember who loves ya baby, we don’t make you wait three weeks between shows like lots of the other bush league podcasters out there in I-pod land. Duncan and I sit, huddled under a bare bulb, humming “working in a coal mine” and get our shit out in short order. Golly.
Okay, anyway. This week, Chicago art legend Paul Klein, Duncan reviews a book and rants about the oppression of pest fowl, I counterpoint, and west coast bureau chief Brian Andrews checks in with his first report. Damn, that’s a lot of quality art reporting.
As this is the temp show note posted in the 8:00 a.m. hour no links as of yet, but eventually Duncan will get to it. Although, I am making him accompany me to the comic book convention today, so he has an excuse.
Lastly, spread the damn word already, we want thousands of adoring fans fawning at us instead of the measly hundreds we have now.
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_9_Paul_Klein.mp3
Also: Bill Gross of 65 Grand returns to discuss the tone of the lecture at the Three Arts Club a few weeks back. AND Amanda Browder and Richard review a plethora of shows! Rhona Hoffman, Monique Meloche, and the ever bad-assed Gallery 40000. Wow!
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_8_Edward_Lifson.mp3