After a rare break, Joe and Matthew rejoin at the studio complex to explore creative and career trajectories in the arts. A Brain Fuzz lost episode centered on the band Big Star serves as the point of departure. An essay by sculptor David Smith is discussed. Matthew shares delightful randomness from trips to Kentucky and San […]
After finally watching the documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, Matthew is able to fill in some blanks (his own) regarding the band’s history and music. Joe has more experience with Big Star, and queries Matthew on bringing fresh eyes to the subject. How often do we revere certain works because of perceived canonization? […]
Painter and sculptor Tori Tinsley joins Joe and Matthew for a broad discussion on the creative life. They start with a look at the process of putting a mural together, then move to the inspirations for her work. She shares the experience of a studio flood and dealing with its aftermath, recalling a previous episode on […]
Exploding beers punctuate a conversation between Joe and Matthew on the nature of experiences in the arts. A recent piece in The New York Times – “Fixing the Met: Art Lovers Speak” – inspires discussion on museum visitor expectations and the trajectory toward the all-encompassing experience. What are the reasons for this shift? Are we really […]
Joe and Matthew lead a group of arts patrons on a Brain Fuzz excursion in support of arts non-profit Burnaway. Sitting down for a discussion at the Zuckerman Museum of Art with curator Sarah Higgins, they discuss career trajectories for curators, how shows come together, titles, wall text, and more. Sarah recounts an impressive number of […]
On a sunny afternoon back at the studio complex, Joe and Matthew recap recent episodes including their conversation with artist Bojana Ginn. Topics include the compulsion to create, artist jobs, and managing expectations in the creative life. The Shins are mentioned. Jenny Holzer is referenced. A future episode is teasered.