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061. Going for What I Like: A Conversation with Aamina Palmer

Many of us struggle with the reality that the work we do does not fit neatly into a disciplinary box. Art schools and universities exist with single tracks designed to increase ability in a limited skill set. But, more and more, we are finding that this strict adherence to one medium, form, or discipline can hamper our abilities. Some of the work that we find most interesting exists in the new spaces or areas of overlap where our curiosity leads us.

This week Ryan and Garreth sit down with Aamina Palmer to talk about creative practice, following rules, and the need to break things sometimes. Through multiple modes of making from photography to design to coding, Aamina Palmer pursues her interests, while pushing the boundaries of the disciplines in which she works.

Stream our documentary The Builder!
For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.

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Help Ken Gilbertson and Hatchback Gallery!
Our good friend Ken is trying to update Hatchback Gallery to better serve his new city and its art lovers. While he won’t let anyone touch the outside of the gallery, he does want to get a few new parts and build some new walls. We are helping Ken launch a GoFundMe; even a few bucks can be a big help!

Four Horsemen & the Apocalypse!
After a pandemic hiatus, Shockoe Artspace finally has a new exhibition! We have four phenomenal artists who are making some amazing work that will be shown from October to February. For more information, be sure to check out the Shockoe Artspace website.

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