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A.R.T. Artists Real Talk

It's been a long time coming, and Think Tank Gallery is proud to announce the release of our first podcast series! We've teamed up with some of our favorite artists, producers, directors and more to catch a deep glimpse into what it takes to turn an artistic vision to reality. We have been honored to work and be friends with some of the most inspiring people in LA and across the country, and for the last few weeks we have been bringing a grip of them into our new podcast studio to have some chill conversations over a beer or three. Join us in our freshly built podcast studio as we get ready for some dope shit.
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Feb 2, 2018

We're back! It's been a while since A.R.T. has posted an episode of our podcast, and a lot has happened in the interim. If you read between the lines (or read the "farewell letter" we published online after the LA Weekly story last year), then you know a bit of what happened, but our host Jacob Patterson takes a moment in this episode to break down what happened and where we're at because of it. If you don't give a damn and want to hear inspiring creators talk about how they're changing the world, skip this one and head over to the first full episode of Season 2 with the CEO of Meow Wolf. 

 

0:18- What has happened to Artists Real Talk?

 

1:14- Check out the last episode recorded on Artist Real Talk

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-r-t-artists-real-talk/id1159607075?mt=2&i=1000381750912

 

2:38- Why Think Tank stopped hosting the podcast, and what happened between season one and season two

 

3:47- Art Director Dino @nunquamdormio

 

3:52- Jacob’s assistant Elsa @hellsuh

 

4:00- Sleep No More immersive show in New York

https://mckittrickhotel.com/sleep-no-more/

 

5:34- What happened to Think Tank Gallery in general

 

6:00- LA Weekly following the think tank story

 

6:16- Listen to Artist Real Talk episode 9 with Scott Hove here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-r-t-artists-real-talk/id1159607075?mt=2&i=1000379211211

 

6:30- Scott Hove

https://www.facebook.com/cakefangs/

http://cakefangs.com/

https://www.instagram.com/scotthove/

 

6:37- Read more about the Ghost Ship Fire here:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/benjamin-wallace-wells/what-happened-exactly-in-oaklands-ghost-ship-fire

 

6:55- LA Weekly

http://www.laweekly.com/arts/in-the-wake-of-oaklands-ghost-ship-fire-popular-downtown-gallery-think-tank-has-been-forced-to-close-8043495

 

 

7:02- Think Tank’s Farewell letter to DTLA

https://thinktank.gallery/farewell

 

7:30- Jacob goes into detail about what happened to Think Tank Gallery, what is 939 studio and what is Think Tank gallery doing next.

 

8:45- Scheduled inspections at Think Tank

 

10:33- Trap house event

http://www.laweekly.com/event/trap-house-la-opening-night-7434673

 

 

12:23- Eviction notice

 

13:00 Think Tank creating a community a system where a community can run

 

16:57- Ammon Rost

http://ammonrost.com/

 

18:02- Re branding / splitting the brand

 

19:47- Think Tanking only hosting rentals

 

20:25- Moving from DIY to “do it right” the difference between doing it yourself and doing it correctly so that it could live in its highest potential.

 

23:14- Cleaning up Think Tank to start renting it out

 

24:38- Does Think Tank have a social responsibility to re-sign the lease?

 

25:05- Drinkin’ Smokin’ West’ Coastin’ event

https://drinkinsmokinwestcoastin.com/

 

26:49- Dino the art director of Think Tank, stepping up and helping in inspiring ways.

 

28:40- Jacob explains how he had to take off his creator hat and put on his business man hat to looking at things more objectively.

 

31:11- Details about 939 Studio is an event rental site now, when someone wants an artistic collaboration they hit up think tank and from there they will decide if they will pitch it to 939 studio.

 

33:00- How Think Tank stopped wasting time pursuing things that couldn't be profitable enough to exist and started thinking outside the box

 

33:45- Think Tank’s event Legal Goods

https://thinktank.gallery/youarehere3/

 

Read more about it here:

https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/4x9g79/think-tank-la-diy-show-convict-ex-convict-artists

 

 

34:03- You are here ll Shoot a cop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0CkCcvorZ4&feature=youtu.be

 

34:35- http://www.laweekly.com/arts/in-the-wake-of-oaklands-ghost-ship-fire-popular-downtown-gallery-think-tank-has-been-forced-to-close-8043495

 

https://thinktank.gallery/farewell

 

 

35:34- Listen to the podcast where Phil America pitches the Legal Goods idea

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-r-t-artists-real-talk/id1159607075?mt=2&i=1000380950233

 

Phil America:

http://philamerica.com/

Instagram @philamerica

 

36:03-  https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/installation/a-gallery-built-inside-a-los-angeles-swap-meet/

 

36:25- Jacob explains what Legal Goods was about

 

36:30- Greg Escalante

 

39:00- Selling art from convicts in Legal Goods

 

40:05- Bonita swap meet is located at 620 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

 

40:03- How a lot of people got offended about a couple white dudes doing this event and the backlash that came from it

 

42:19- Check out videos of Jacob hanging out with children during the Legal Goods pop up:

https://instagram.com/p/BTNkNa1DHsF/

https://instagram.com/p/BTQE4RNj0of/

 

42:29- Legal Goods Zine

https://thinktank.gallery/dswc/legal-goods-zine

 

42:48- Learning about the neighborhood through the children

 

43:22- Why Legal Goods was an important show for Think Tank

 

44:59- DSWC Group art show - a testament to LA

https://drinkinsmokinwestcoastin.com/

 

 

47:40 Check out the book Built to Last Successful: Habits of Visionary Companies

https://www.amazon.com/Built-Last-Successful-Visionary-Essentials-ebook/dp/B0058DRSHW

 

 

48:40- Meow Wolf giving Think Tank a grant

https://meowwolf.com/

https://twitter.com/MeowWolf1

 

50:14- Scott Hove

https://www.facebook.com/cakefangs/

http://cakefangs.com/

https://www.instagram.com/scotthove/

 

51:15- Drinkin Smokin West Coastin - Group love hate letter to LA

https://drinkinsmokinwestcoastin.com/

 

51:54- How Jacob came up with the idea for DSWC

 

Read what people had to say about Drinkin’ Smokin’ and West Coastin’

 

http://www.laweekly.com/arts/drinkin-smokin-and-west-coastin-is-a-love-hate-letter-to-la-8511955

 

http://dola.com/events/2017/8/19/drinkin-smokin-west-coastin-a-group-love-hate-letter-to-la

 

http://www.lataco.com/drinkin-smokin-west-coastin-lovehate-letter-l/

 

59:42- Whitney bell

https://kiddbell.com/

 

59:59- Whitney’s Dick Pic show

http://www.laweekly.com/event/i-didnt-ask-for-this-a-lifetime-of-dick-pics-8694867

 

1:00:57- https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Fully-Immersive-CAUGHT-to-Make-LA-Premiere-at-Think-Tank-Gallery-20171009

 

http://www.fireflyinc.com/caught/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 16, 2016

Shelley Holcomb may be the best person to listen to if you’re deciding what to do with your time. For her day job she helps run the SCI-Arc brand and public program, and spends the rest of her time curating a sex show (Whits n Giggles), creating her own art and experiences for places like MOCA, and running the definitive voice in event curation across Los Angeles (Curate LA). We talk to her about the challenges of running so much dope shit, and the merits of curation in general.

 

Show Notes, Shelley Holcomb Real Talk Podcast

 

Find Shelley and her various brands here:

http://instagram.com/shelleyhol

http://instagram.com/whitsngiggles

http://instagram.com/curate.la

http://curate.la

http://shelleyholcomb.com

 

3:00 – Intro to Shelley Holcomb

 

5:37 – What is Curate LA? Things that do not fit into Curate.LA platform

 

http://curate.la

 

6:23 – What is Whits n Giggles? Sex radio show on 1630 AM in Chinatown

 

http://instagram.com/whitsngiggles

 

9:36 – Take Me Home L.A. installations by Whits n Giggles and Think Tank Gallery

 

10:48 – Womb Regression Therapy

 

http://www.integrativehealinginc.com/womb-regression/

 

12:08 – Water drumming

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7ba1CNOLiI

 

13:00 – Aliens are actually our memory of doctors pulling us out of the womb, and abductions are our subconscious’ attempt to return

 

http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=1728521

 

14:27 – Whits n Giggles Radio, difference between episode 1 and episode 50

 

18:25 – Whits n Giggles highlights of KCHUNG Radio sex talk show

 

18:48 – Mistress Lucy, artist and dominatrix

 

http://curatela.tumblr.com/post/122444645411/studio-visit-the-force-that-is-kim-ye

 

19:35 – Whits n Giggles TV

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC744CtCVDvooIyRvWfEWjuQ

 

20:27 – The Handjob Show, a Wank Bank class on Whits n Giggles TV and sex coloring book

 

http://ruralranga.bigcartel.com/

 

22:30 – How to hide this shit from your family

 

22:48 – A mukbang show, Korean trend of eating food on camera

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wjXJL6ZwLk

 

24:25 – Sneaker destruction and sex fetishes, traumatic experiences turning into fetishes

 

http://blog.thinktankgallery.org/post/86417452059/why-people-ejaculating-to-popping-air-bubbles-on

 

http://cumonsneakers.tumblr.com/

 

25:47 – ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

 

Page turning: https://youtu.be/mcyvK_SixME

 

http://discoverasmr.com/what-is-asmr/bob-ross-asmr/

 

28:15 – Various Small Fires ASMR soundscape

 

http://www.vsf.la/maybe-it-wants-what-it-wanted-inside-out/

 

29:10 – Submitting listings to Curate LA, Curate LA’s growth, how it started

 

37:47 – Super sexy artists Shelby Sells and Thongria from Detroit

 

https://www.instagram.com/sweaterpuppiez/

 

https://www.instagram.com/thongria/

 

 

39:17 – The three platforms of Curate LA; website/map, app, and newsletter

 

43:20 – BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) video art show

 

http://woahis.us/portfolio/byob/

 

Rafaël Rozendaal: http://www.newrafael.com/

 

47:00 – Getting around to painting when we have time, comparing notebooks, the merits of an alter ego

 

49:00 – Argument about having a pseudonym or if one’s work should speak for itself, digging up dirt on the internet, Patterson’s YouTube career, artists should own their pasts, “just make dope art and people won’t give a fuck about your past,” showing off your own art in your own curation

 

56:40 – Shelley’s art collection

 

http://www.harrisonfraley.com/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRPzdTyBufo

 

OJ Simpson 30 for 30: http://www.espn.com/30for30/ojsimpsonmadeinamerica/

 

1:03:24 – How to separate your different art ventures from one another

 

1:12:15 – What newsletters do you follow?

 

http://lacanvas.com/

 

http://getdowntown.la

 

http://curate.la

 

1:12:42 – Galleries and artists we pay attention to

 

http://bbqla.net/

 

http://pg4s.wtf/

 

http://www.sayregomez.com/

 

http://ghebaly.com/

 

https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/jpw3-the-alchemy-of-new-school-pop-art

 

http://nightgallery.ca/

 

http://www.devintroystrother.com/w/

 

http://www.richardhellergallery.com/

 

Ripping on Buff Monster: https://grammio.com/en/devintroy/_dQ-0vG0Dn/

 

  http://www.pasunautre.com/journal/2016/7/12/devin-troy-strother-cotton-club-patrick-gomez-for-sheriff-in-los-angeles

 

1:19:03 – What is an artist-run space and what’s happening to them in LA? Define DIY, how Think Tank Gallery was built, Larry Gagosian starting as DIY, commercial galleries that are also DIY, sweat equity, alternative arts spaces

 

http://bidoun.org/articles/larry-gagosian

 

http://www.thinktankgallery.org/our-story/

 

http://anatebgi.com/

 

http://www.honorfraser.com/

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/29/news/la-dd-simon-hammerstein-dba-nightclub-theater-shock-20131028

 

Podcast with Mark Schustrin: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a.r.t.-artists-real-talk/id1159607075?mt=2&i=375908128

 

1:27:05 – Real Talk Photoshop Challenge

 

https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Losers-Ed-Templeton/dp/B003BTJ5G2

 

1:28:55 – Mutant Salon at the Broad

 

http://mutantsalon.com/

 

http://commonwealthandcouncil.com/

 

http://www.narcissister.com/

 

1:31:16 – Pearly’s Beauty Shop at Superchief Gallery

 

http://www.cartwheelart.com/2016/05/05/save-the-date-pearlys-beauty-shop-exhibitionfundraiser-curated-by-swoon-at-superchief-gallery-dtla-saturday-may-21st/

 

1:34:08 – Channeling a younger version of yourself, and giving that self some advice, should people go to college? Importance of travel, how to start your career in the arts in LA in your first two weeks here

 

http://instagram.com/shelleyhol

http://instagram.com/whitsngiggles

http://instagram.com/curate.la

http://curate.la

http://shelleyholcomb.com

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