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  • 00:31

    GYST DO IT! With Casey Kauffmann of @UncannySFValley

    in Art

    Casey Kauffmann is an artist who embraced the open and immediate platform of the internet by creating an on-line practice to make and instantly share her artwork. @UncannySFValley is an Instagram stream comprised of digital collages, created using only an IPhone4 and a variety of apps. Using pictures selected from her archive of thousands of images stored from Tumblr and Google, the collages, and the interactions with other users, are intended to engage with and reflect upon the internet culture of infinite consumption and insatiable need for validation from others.


    Follow Casey on Instagram: @uncannysfvalley


    GYST DO IT! on GYST Radio: created and hosted by independent curator Kara Tomé


     


     

  • 00:41

    GYST DO IT! With artist Kio Griffith of TYPE, Durden and Ray, ARTRA and more

    in Art

    Kio Griffith is a Los Angeles-based, continent-crossing, artist, curator, writer, performer, presenter, and collaborator extraordinaire. He is deeply involved in several artist collectives that put on exhibitions and events in a DIY modality, the guiding principle being to value the power of direct engagement between artists and audiences.


    Kio is the founder and/or core member of Cafemode, Durden and Ray, TYPE (Tokyo+Yokohama Projects Exchange), ARTRA Curatorial and MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) ATTACK. In the year 2015 he was involved in more than 60 exhibitions and projects in Los Angeles, nationally and internationally, especially in Japan. Kio also presents experimental, improvisational music performances in alternative venues and has designed more than 300 album covers through his art/design/music platform 9rpm. 


    kiogriffith.com  Kio can also be found promoting all of his on Facebook facebook.com/kio.griffith


    GYST DO IT! is hosted by independent curator Kara Walker Tomé for GYST-Ink, an artist-run company providing resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists.

  • 00:43

    GYST DO IT! With Leonardo Bravo of Big City Forum

    in Art

    Leonardo Bravo is the founder of Big City Forum, an independent, interdisciplinary project that encourages explorations and exchanges between various creative disciplines. 


    Big City Forum (BCF), founded in 2008 by Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and activist Leonardo Bravo, explores the intersection between design-based creative disciplines within the context of public space, the built environment, and social engagement.


    Through dozens of symposiums, forums, exhibitions, and special events, held all over the city of Los Angeles, BCF has been providing public access to forward-thinking projects, panels, exhibitions and workshops that has brought hundreds of artists, activists, scholars, architects, urban planners, and creative thinkers together in dialogue and collaborative art making. 


    Follow BCF on Blogspot: http://bigcityforum.blogspot.com and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Big-City-Forum-95125138032/?fref=ts


    GYST DO IT! was created by independent curator Kara Tomé for GYST Radio. GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing information and technology solutions created by artists for artists. GYST is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.


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  • 00:35

    GYST DO IT! With Bernard Leibov of BoxoPROJECTS

    in Art

    Founded by artist/curator Bernard Leibov in 2009, BoxoPROJECTS is a multi-program arts initiative based in Joshua Tree, California, dedicated to exploring contemporary art at the new frontier.


    BoxoPROJECTS is interested in the role of art and artists in creating community and in the power of art to shape the destiny of communities. Artist residencies and related programming are offered at BoxoHOUSE, as well as exhibitions, installations and performances in various locations. 


    GYST Radio host Kara Tomé visited Boxo over Memorial Day weekend 2015 for the inaugural Joshua Treenial, a series of site-responsive installations and performances by 60 artists at 5 venues throughout the Joshua Tree area. During this episode, she describes her "desert A-HA moment" and talks with Bernard about his motivation for living, working and creating community in a place that is, both literally and figuratively, on the edge.


    www.boxoprojects.com

  • 00:37

    GYST DO IT! With Durden & Ray

    in Art

    Durden & Ray is an artist collective comprised of 22 artist/curator members who work together to create exhibition opportunities at gallery spaces around the world. In May of 2015 they opened a permanent gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles.


    The Durden & Ray model overlaps multiple strategies, including the democratic structure of an artists’ group, the potential to create collaborative works of art as a collective, and and the shared fiscal support of its programs by group members and partnering organizations. 


    Durden & Ray concentrate on small, tightly curated group shows, organized by the members, as well as the hosting of international artists and exhibiitons as part of their commitment to global exchange and alternative networks.


    Guests on the show are Max Presniell, Claudia Parducci and Tom Dunn.


    durdenandray.com


    GYST DO IT! is hosted by independent curator Kara Tomé.


    GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Our mission is to support arts professionals, educational institutions, and arts organizations with an integrated program of software, services and information in order to keep artists working. GYST–Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.


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  • 00:27

    GYST DO IT! With The Pit

    in Art

    Guests Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder founded The Pit in 2014 as a creative exhibition space focused on emerging and mid-career Los Angeles based artists, with shows running every eight weeks. 


    The Pit is housed in a 600 square foot bay in Glendale, CA. Formerly a section of a mechanic’s auto shop, the space adjoins both artists’ studios.  Supplemental publications are designed and printed in-house on a Risograph printer. Limited artist editions are created and sold in conjunction with all exhibitions.


    www.the-pit.la


     


    Hosted by GYST-Ink Radio Manager Kara Tomé

  • 00:06

    2012 GYST Weekend Retreat

    in Travel

    Sometimes we can’t make the time to attend the 8-week GYST Workshop. That’s why we decided to head out of town, roll up our sleeves, and get to work! The GYST Weekend Workshop Retreat is an intensive workshop held on the beautiful Central Coast in Pescadero, California.
    Similar to our 8-week class, this retreat is for anyone who is looking to kick-start their art career, get organized, and learn just about everything it takes to make it in the art world.
    Tuition: $480 for a weekend away to organize and relax!
    Here’s what’s included:
    -2 nights accommodations in a GYST-only discounted Costanoa Tent Bungalow.
    -Welcome catered gourmet BBQ reception provided by Cascade Bar & Grill
    -Breakfast and lunch provided for both Saturday and Sunday.
    -Full weekend GYST workshop jam-packed with all of the vital information needed to jump-start your art career.
    -Copy of the GYST software (a $130 value).

    -Special GYST-only discounts on: accommodation upgrades, spa treatments, Costanoa general store and gift shop, resort activities and Cascade Bar & Grill.
    Register by October 5th to reserve your space.
    When:
    October 26, 2012 – October 28, 2012.
    Welcome reception October 26th at 8pm, Weekend Workshop ends after lunch on Sunday October 28th.
    Where:
    Costanoa Costal Lodge & Camp
    2001 Rossi Road at HWY 1
    Pescadero, CA 94060
    To see pictures and receive more information about our great friends at Costanoa Coastal Lodge & Camp please visit their website at costanoa.com

  • 00:45

    GYST DO IT! With Amanda Katz of Katz's Deli

    in Art

    Artist and poet Amanda Katz is expanding the term "artist residency" through innovative approaches to collaborative projects.


    Katz’s Deli is a micro-residency and discussion-based exhibition program led by the artist out of her Los Angeles studio. Invited artists write contracts with Katz’s Deli to delineate the needs of their project and explore the limits of collaborative practice. As a site to realize and discuss temporary projects, programming is focused on installation, performance, and participatory works. 


    Each iteration culminates in a Saturday brunch opening, and attendees are asked to bring a text for exchange with one another and inclusion in the Katz’s Deli Archive.  


    www.katzsdeli.org  


     


    GYST DO IT! is hosted by independent curator Kara Tomé for GYST-Ink.


    GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Our mission is to support arts professionals  with an integrated program of software, services and information in order to keep artists working. GYST–Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.


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  • 00:29

    GYST DO IT! With Curate L.A.

    in Art

    Shelley Holcomb is the co-creator of Curate L.A., an interactive web platform that gives users an easy tool to keep track of art openings, exhibitions and events in the city.


    Los Angeles is a sprawling, continually evolving cultural landscape with a thriving art scene offering an abundance of museums, galleries, art events, auction houses, and arts districts.


    Set up as a map, Curate L.A. is populated with more then 400 venues pinned with active links, so the site helps users keep track of what is going on in any neighborhood. It also encourages the discovery of venues throughout the city, whether it’s an established museum, or a brand-new alternative space.


    Hosted by GYST Radio Manager and independent curator, Kara Tomé


     

  • 00:32

    GYST DO IT! With Allison Wyper of Rhizomatic Arts

    in Art

    Allison Wyper is an interdisciplinary performance artist who resides in Los Angeles. She founded Rhizomatic Arts to implement her vision of a holistic approach to creative sustainability. Wyper achieves this through the presentation of and collaboration with art projects, performances, and professional development workshops that support the cultural eco-system and cultivate networks in which these communities can interconnect and thrive.


    http://www.rhizomaticarts.com


    GYST DO IT! is hosted by independent curator Kara Tomé for GYST-Ink.


    GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Our mission is to support arts professionals  with an integrated program of software, services and information in order to keep artists working. GYST–Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.


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  • 00:31

    GYST DO IT! With Manual History Machines

    in Art

    Manual History Machines is a curatorial collective comprised of artists Daniela Campins, Rema Ghuloum, Bessie Kunath, and Tessie Whitmore.


    Established in 2012, these four friends came together to curate annual exhibitions and projects with the goal of creating dialogue with other artists, communities, and the public.


    manualhistorymachines.tumblr.com  


     


    Hosted by Kara Tomé, independent curator and GYST Radio Manager


    Visit GYST-Ink for information and free resources for artists   www.gyst-ink.com