A.G. Geiger Presents, Tales from the LA Art Underworld

A.G. Geiger Presents, Tales from the LA Art Underworld

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Fine art book store owner, Michael Delgado interviews the most interesting artists, musicians, performers, poets, writers and other malcontents prowling the Los Angeles cultural landscape. Produced in cooperation with the Mayfair Hotel and music and artist management company Regime 72, “A.G. Geiger Presents” comes to you weekly from the Library Bar of the historic Mayfair Hotel.


#21 Artist/ Actor Simone Gad
Jun 12 • 35 min
From the Holocaust to Hollywood, longtime LA Artist and Actor Gad recounts her journey from childhood actor to prolific artist to a renewed interest in acting.
#20 COLA Fellow, Artist Sandy Rodriguez
Jun 4 • 40 min
One of LA’s most interesting artists, Rodriguez chats about her current exhibition at the Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall and her Project 1521 which gathers artists, writers, and scholars to generate new visual and literary works as we approach the 500 year…
#19 Discostan founder, artist Arshia Haq
May 24 • 51 min
Artist, film maker, DJ and musicologist, Arshia Haq traces her journey from her immigrant experience to her career as an internationally renown artist exploring themes of mysticism, migration, celebration, warfare, nostalgia, homeland and borders.
#18 Publisher & Creative Director of SOVO Magazine, Farida Amar
May 8 • 46 min
The force behind LA’s most interesting cultural magazine, Amar explains SOVO’s mission to help you “curate your life”, how to fly a helicopter upside- down and why commerce should be taken out of all artistic collaborations.
#17 Artist, Wallace Richard Mills
Apr 29 • 39 min
Wallace Richard Mills talks about how the disciplines of skateboarding and making art intersect. He should know. As Creative Director/ Prod designer extraordinaire for seminal skate brands like DC, Etnies and Supra, Mills talks about his own art making…
#16 Sex, Lies and 25 years of Kulov
Apr 19 • 47 min
In a lively interview, Provocateur/ Performance Artist Kulov discusses gender activism, public art and his new book “90-15> 25 Years of Political Public Art and Performances”.
#15 Artist/ Activist Dorian Lynde
Apr 11 • 41 min
Coming off recent shows at the Raleigh Contemporary and the Marciano Foundation, with upcoming installations in LA, Lynde talks about gendered power, indentured servitude in the Disney animation studios and the beauty of cel vinyl.
#14 Curator, Artist & Brand Guru, Vida Patricia Rodriguez
Apr 10 • 39 min
Vida talks about her background in fashion design, her transition into curating, and then explains why street art just might save the world.
#13 Artist/ Activist Phil America
Mar 27 • 50 min
The internationally renown artist who blurs the lines between social commentary and social activism tells us why he doesn’t care to be represented by a gallery any time soon.
#12 Doc Film Maker Gary Conklin
Mar 20 • 41 min
Best known for his artful piece on Rufino Tamayo, Conklin’s filmography ranges from portrayals of Gore Vidal, John Huston and Ed Ruscha as well as more sweeping subjects such as film stars from the 30’s and 40’s and the twilight of Weimar culture. He also…
#11 Artist & Film Maker Keaton Shyler
Mar 11 • 35 min
How to make art in Outer Space 101: Shyler discusses her success with the internationally renown artist Nahum on their amazing co-located installation that enables their specially created components aboard the International Space Station to interact with…
#10 Writer and Bookseller Christie Hayden
Mar 2 • 39 min
Art critic, owner of OOF! Books, and the force behind the Acid Free book fair, Christie Hayden talks bookselling, and why branching out into printmaking is a natural thing to do.
#9 Artist Nancy Baker Cahill
Feb 22 • 37 min
Celebrated multi-disciplinary artist, and founder of the free augmented reality app “4th Wall” , Cahill talks about art as activism, discusses her installation in this years’ Desert X and explains why she secretly wishes she was a hacker.
#8 Artist & Author Elyse Poppers
Feb 14 • 30 min
Just in time for Valentine’s day, Elyse Poppers discusses her new work “The Little Love Book, 267 Words for Love in Sanskrit. Poppers, currently the toast of the international art scene for her collaboration in artist Paul McCarthy’s films “Rebel”, “Rebel…
#7 Artist Sarah Cain
Feb 11 • 24 min
Highly sought after and influential artist Sarah Cain talks about her current exhibition at the Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles, her upcoming installation at Frieze LA 2019 and her large stained glass project, commissioned by the San Francisco…
#6 Architect Mauricio Espinosa
Feb 9 • 45 min
Soon to be household name, architect Mauricio Espinosa talks about what it means to be an architect these days, either here in LA or in the major cities of China where he is involved in projects whose scale makes planned communities here seem like…
#5: Curator, Juri Koll
Jan 24 • 30 min
Juri Koll, artist, film maker, curator and founder of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (VICA) as well as the Fine Arts Film Festival, announces upcoming exhibitions at his new VICA galleries, talks about San Pedro California’s art scene and…
#4: UCLA’s Art & Trauma classPaul and Tania Abramson
Jan 22 • 41 min
Artist/scholars Paul and Tania Abramson both survivors of harrowing upbringings and who explore art and trauma, share a path beyond survival in which making and sharing powerful art not only liberates but inspires others.
#3 Gallerist Charlie James
Jan 9 • 55 min
Contemporary Art Gallerist Charlie James previews his latest show with street art legend Lee Quinones, talks about what makes his gallery tick, art and activism as well as why Koons’ balloon sculptures will make sense to people who survive the apocalypse.
#2: Poet Brenden Constantine
Jan 9 • 45 min
LA’s most talked about poet, answers why poetry matters, how to teach a writing workshop for people afflicted with Aphasia and reads from his latest collection “Bouncy Bounce”.
#1 Author Tosh Berman
Jan 9 • 56 min
Author and publisher Tosh Berman, son of the influential artist Wallace Berman discusses his upcoming memoir, Tosh, Growing Up In Wallace Berman’s World. Tosh spins tales of growing up with the likes of beat poets Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, being…