Pep Talks for Artists: Interview w/ Paula Wilson, Oct 20, 2022, Hosted by Amy Talluto
As a super fan, I was thrilled to welcome multi-media artist, Paula Wilson to the podcast this week. Paula joined me to talk about her current show, “Imago,” at Denny Dimin Gallery in NYC (up right now through Oct 29, 2022) and also allowed me to pepper her with questions about her work in general. Paula works in expansive ways with collage, large-scale woodcut, video, and painting and lives and works in the remote high desert town of Carrizozo, NM. She uses personal symbols and experimentation to create a unique blend of art and life–all tied to the land.
Carrizozo AIR Program and MoMAZoZo: https://carrizozoarts.com/air (co-run by Paula Wilson, Mike Lagg, Joan Malkerson & Warren Malkerson)
Current and upcoming exhibitions:
Denny Dimin Gallery “Imago” (thru Oct 29, 2022)
MOCA Tucson “Plein Air” (thru Feb 5, 2023)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College “Toward the Sky’s Back Door” (Jul 15 – Dec 30, 2023)
Colby College Museum of Art “Ashley Bryan / Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms” (Feb 17 – July 17, 2023)
Albuquerque Museum “Nicola López and Paula Wilson: Becoming Land” (thru Feb 12, 2023)
Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL (opens late Nov 2022)
Artists mentioned: Paula’s partner, collaborator & wood-worker, Mike Lagg, Sound artist, Soleil Corazón-Libre, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Martin, Marsden Hartley, The Desert Transcendentalists (Agnes Pelton)
Other shoutouts: Octavia Butler’s “Xenogenesis” (Lilith) trilogy, Venus de Willendorf as self-portrait?, “Spread Wild: The Pleasures of the Yucca” at Smack Mellon, Turkey vultures, “Salty & Fresh” video work, Episodes 30 & 33 of this podcast
Glue Tawk™: Paula uses Fusion 4000, an iron-on adhesive from Talas in Brooklyn AND Padding Compound
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