Interview

Meet artist and master printer Kevin Falco – 20 Questions

As we prepare for the unveiling of our next exhibit here at madelife, we like to take time to introduce our artists and give a window onto their motivations, thoughts, habits and origins. We’re thrilled to be able to highlight the work of Kevin Falco. Our opening with him and SMiLE here at madelife on November 11th is close at hand. Don’t miss the opening party from 7pm to 10pm, with live music by Sun Jr and Ancient Giant, live print-making and…

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20 Questions with SMiLE

We’re busy getting ready for our opening with Boulder’s own SMiLE at madelife on November 11th by getting to know this beloved local street artist better – here is his recent 20-question interview and shots just taken from his studio with a video of work that will be on display and for sale at the show. SMiLE is exhibiting with artist and master printer Kevin Falco who we will feature next week, with his own interview and studio visit. Don’t…

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Words: A Collection of Works by Carlyn Maia

madelife is proud to present, Words,  a collection of original poetry, photography and graphic design written and produced by 19 year old, Carlyn Maia. Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in 2016, Carlyn chose to funnel her emotions during recovery into shedding positive light onto an illness with traditionally negative connotations while exploring the complicated and often times challenging aspects of living with an illness. Carlyn found relief and understanding in her recovery after being diagnosed. Having struggled with intense emotional…

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20 Questions w/ Liz Quan

Describe yourself and your work. I like complex things that are paired down to a comprehensive form and make work that is simple in form but has complex implications. How did you get started in your career as an artist?  After working as an art director in publishing for many years, I missed working with my hands. I explored multiple mediums such as leather, jewelry, and woodturning. They were all so fun and interesting. But clay was the medium that…

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Quick Questions w/ Carol Ann Wachter

With the Vibrant Femmes Gallery Exhibition opening this weekend in beautiful sunny Boulder, the artists are in full swing installing their works on our newly pristine walls. Amidst the beautiful chaos of creation, we sat down with our third artist of the show, Carol Ann Wachter, to dive into the mind of a remarkable Boulder fashion designer and phenomenal painter to unlock the secrets of her success in yet another segment of our Quick Questions series. _____________ To begin, how did you…

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20 Questions w/ Madeleine Tonzi

  Describe yourself and your work: The foundation of my work rests on the concept of Solastalgia. It is a term that was created by environmental philosopher and psychologist, Glenn Albrecht, to describe the emotional distress people were experiencing due to the loss of their environment as a result of industrial extraction and the impact of climate change. Within each painting, I seek to create emotive landscapes that underline the importance of preserving what is sacred. The landscapes I create are…

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20 Questions with George P. Perez

On the tail end of the Contemporary Portraiture exhibition here at madelife, we sat down with artist George P Perez to talk about his process, what makes him tick, and what inspired the choice to be a full time artist in a moment when the struggle to balance a creative life with a working life is all too real.  . Describe yourself and your work.  I’m an artist that creates photographic works through impractical techniques such as long exposure, digital screen…

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John Dionne | Rap’s Nicest Bad Guy

Ahead of the release of his new album, Nothing Nice, I sat down with musician John Dionne to have a chat about brutal honesty, the Seattle music scene, and telling your parents you’re a rapper.  Cooper Dioone is a quiet guy. The kind of mellow guy you’d sit down and chat about life with. It comes as an unexpected surprise that his alter ego and musical moniker, John Dionne, is a seething, brutally honest, chain-smoking, self-described “bad man”. The new…

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Quick Questions | Chris Blume

To gear up for his upcoming exhibition here at madelife, we wanted to sit down with local artist Chris Blume to learn more about his work and the inspiration behind the new show, “Our Demise to Be, We’re Not Listening”.  To start, thank you very much for allowing madelife to showcase your work. Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself? Well, I’m excited to have my work up in Madelife! I’ve wanted to show in this space…

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Quick Questions | Gary James Joynes aka Clinker

Quick Questions | Gary James Joynes aka Clinker

In preparation for his upcoming live AV performance of SOUNDBURSTING and Artist Talk Back here at madelife, we asked artist Gary James Joynes aka CLINKER a series of questions to get to the mind of the genius behind his astounding blend of auditory sounds and visual elements. So to begin, why CLINKER? What does that name mean for you?

 Clinker was chosen for a number of reasons, first and foremost it was a word that was used around my house…

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