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059. Beholden to the Beast: A Conversation with Miguel Carter-Fisher

In so many ways, we eagerly dive into the mediation the modern world passes over to us with open hands. Whether it is soulless screens or myopic conceptualism, we are greeted every day with a normalized world of subsidiary ideas and secondary experiences. Art gives us a chance to reconnect in real ways, but where the world expects shallow cop-outs, art and design asks for true engagement.

This week Garreth and Ryan sit down with Miguel Carter-Fisher to talk about painting, philosophy, and escaping back into the real world. With a focus on figurative painting, Miguel Carter-Fisher thinks deeply about his work and the way it points to a world that exists and can be experienced.

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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