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Please Touch The Art

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Please Touch The Art strives to make art accessible to everyone by breaking down art theory piece by piece in a unique audio format. Each episode will primarily focus on one work. Guests with different levels of experience with art will be featured on the show. Each episode will be educational, interesting, digestible, and sometimes involve the local central Ohio art scene. Show notes will be provided so you can follow along or examine the piece of art for yourself after listening to the podcast. New episodes will be released on a bi-weekly basis.

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Please Touch the Art:Episode 9 Frida Kahlo's The Broken Column

Aug 7, 2019

Kieve and Camille, a veterinarian and cancer researcher, discuss Kahlo’s Broken Column. The pair blaze through topics like chronic pain, colonialism, race, Catholic symbolism, and Lacanian Psychology, and Feminism. Once again this is a packed episode! I hope you’re excited! 

Links to art: https://www.fridakahlo.org/the-broken-column.jsp 

Music:

Fed up with Hunger by Saintsenenca:

Kieve and Margaret, mom and indie, middle grade and romance author, discuss Kruger’s We Are Not What We Seem. They talk about second wave feminism’s connections to modernism and Lacanian Psychology, collage, and language. Kieve discusses parallels between the SUPREME brand and Kruger’s aesthetic. Buckle up, for an informative, jam packed episode!

Kieve Rodeheaver interviews Destiny Ryan live on location about the painting Metamorphosis and the sculpture Walking Nightmare. Starting with Walking Nightmare the pair discuss grief, mental illness, dark humor, memory, and color. Audience members are pulled to talk about the artwork live. Metamorphosis and more of Destiny’s work can be seen in Columbus College of Art and Design’s Acock Gallery this summer.

Mackenzie Nur Canan

Kieve Rodeheaver interviews Mackenzie about her mural at the Miles House and her pastel work. The pair discuss suicide awareness, hope, and strenght. Mackenzie welcomes us into a dark time in her life and encourages us to continue on. She talks about exploring Arabic writing and mixed media. This year she is planning on expanding the mural. 

Show Notes:
 Suicide Hotline: ‭1 (800) 273-8255‬

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Kieve and Wes, local actor and stage magician, discuss Rodin’s Gates of Hell. They talk about Dante’s Inferno, relief sculpture and decorative art. The two creatives discuss the process of making art and joke about pirates. Are you ready to check The Gates of Hell off your bucket list?

Kieve and Ramona, Lead Trainer at Equitas Health Institute and Political Science Professor at The Ohio State University talk about Albert Cuyp’s Horsemen Resting in a Landscape. The painting is apart of the special exhibit Life in the Age of Rembrandt in the Columbus Museum of Art, on view until June 16, 2019. The pair talk about the Baroque Era and Dutch politics.  They joke their way through analyzing the horses, dogs, and cattle. Come along with them! 

Links  to Art:

Kieve and Oliver talk about Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Obama. Wiley paints black and brown folk in street close posed as famous portraits and statues to give power and history back to folks who have had theirs erased in Western centric museums. The pair discuss President Obama’s choice of a fantastical portrait as well as the significance of different elements of the painting.

Rosanna Jones

Kieve and Jessi, author of poetry chapbook Too Tender For Keeping, discuss a piece from the series, Skin, by UK artist Rosanna Jones. Rosanna Jones’s paint and photo collages serve as a springboard for Kieve and Jessi to discuss power between veiwer and art object, commercial versus fine art, identity and fashion and much more. Some platforms do not properly show the links, if this is the case visit wcbe.org for links to the art discussed.

Please Touch The Art host Kieve Rodeheaver interviews Jacs Fishburne about their work in progress: Neural, a fiber piecefor their master’s thesis and two woven photographs. Starting with Neural the pair discusses grief, chronic illness, pain, the desire to connect through touch, and the process of making. With the photographs they talk about interacting with their art in space, sexuality, and collaborating with the dance troupe Sea-Bus. Neural can be seen in the current Columbus College of Art and Design MFA thesis show, Replacing the Sun? through the next few weeks.