Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hanging Out on Ontario Street

For November: an interview with François Morelli! He recently presented an exhibition called Volute at the Joyce Yahouda gallery.

As always, catch the show live, November 6th, or download it from the archives at

installation view of Volute (photo: Guy L'Heureux)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Idiot Looks at the Finger...

For the October edition of ASAH, I spoke with artist Jessica Houston.
Listen live on October 2nd, or download/stream it from the CKUT archives at your leisure! Hear her talk about her projects, Flatland, the light in Italy, and more.

Jessica Houston's Full Spectrum (with reflections); image courtesy of the artist

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Ateliers Portes Ouvertes 2014

Coming up soon: the 4th edition of the Ateliers Portes Ouvertes - September 12-13-14, 2014. All around the Mile End, artists will be welcoming the public into their studios to check out their work and chat.

For the September edition of ASAH, I spoke with 3 participating artists who have studios in the 5445 avenue de Gaspé building.

Suzanne Joos, Beth Frey and Caroline Steele talked to me about their work & their thoughts on the upcoming event.

Tune in to CKUT on September 4th at 2:30pm to hear them, and be sure to do some studio-hopping during the Ateliers Portes Ouvertes.

Segments in English & French.

studio of Caroline Steele

Beth Frey, from Pink Aisle, exhibition at Galerie Rats 9, 2014

atelier de Suzanne Joos

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

QOULEUR Collective

Tune in tomorrow, August 7th at 2:30pm 2:00pm to hear an interview with members of the QOULEUR Collective, a group of artists and activists based here in Montreal. Their annual festival, celebrating the identities and experiences of two-spirited, indigenous, queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans* people of colour, is on now, and includes an exhibition that will run at articule until August 10th. Check out their website for the full schedule of events.

Catching up...

ASAH is alive and well. Just to recap, the June 5th edition of the show featured an interview with film director Andrew Neel. (You can still listen to it through CKUT's archives.) We spoke about his excellent documentary on Alice Neel, one of the great portrait painters of the 20th century. The film was released in 2007 through SeeThink Productions.

Alice Neel,  Nancy and Olivia, 1967

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Carol Wainio is our featured artist for March

Today on the show, Thursday March 6th at 2:30pm 2:00pm we're airing an interview with painter Carol Wainio. The interview was conducted on the occasion of Wainio's recent exhibition The Book at the Galerie de l'UQAM, which was up from January 10th until February 2nd. She is a professor at the University of Ottawa and has just been granted a Governor General's Award for the Visual Arts.

Wainio's Industrial Fairy Tale; image courtesy of the artist

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Maria Hupfield on the February Edition

You may have seen Maria Hupfield's work recently in the exhibition Beat Nation at the Musée d'art contemporain. She currently has work up at the SBC gallery in a show called Stage Set Stage, on until the 22nd of February. I had a chance to speak with the Canadian-born, Brooklyn based artist a couple of weeks ago, and we'll be airing that interview on the show this afternoon, Thursday February 6th. If you can't listen live, it will subsequently be available for download through the archives.
*** Note this episode aired at 2:00pm rather than our usual 2:30***

Lady Moonrider Suit, Maria Hupfield; image courtesy of the artist

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Live! Live! Live! Tomorrow!

Dechene's Astrofalcon, 1999; image courtesy of the artist

Multimedia artist Reuel Dechene joins me in studio to talk about his upcoming exhibition at the McClure Gallery, Chase, which runs from January 10th to February 1st. Dechene uses such materials as Christmas lights and vintage formica to create dazzling wall-mounted sculptures.

That's tomorrow, January 2nd at 2:30 pm. A CKUT exclusive interview!
We'll also give you the scoop on what's showing around town.