There’s that scene in the film Moulin Rouge! where you get a glimpse into the broken down apartment and living conditions of a group of artists who are scraping by in Paris at the start of the twentieth century. There is something oddly romantic about how the artists are relying on each other and scraping by because of their art.
This week, Ryan and Garreth sit down to talk about the often-heard phrase of the starving artist. We have beaten this idiom into the psyche of our current culture so well, but where did it come from? What does it mean? And why do we feel so compelled to use it? No one likes to starve, but artists and designers love to measure their worth by this small phrase. Maybe we don’t have to.
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Four Horsemen & the Apocalypse!
After a pandemic hiatus, Shockoe Artspace 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.
Stream our documentary The Builder!
Our award-winning 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 on Vimeo!