Modern Art Blitz with Mat Gleason and Co-Host Lisa Derrick premiered on December 27th, 2015.
Modern Art Blitz is filmed live from the Boyle Heights’ Drome Box studio for webTV. Built in 1939, the studio is housed in the old Monterey Theatre, one of Los Angeles’ last standing neighborhood houses. In the 1980’s and into the 1990’s, it was a nightclub and later became a church until they moved out in 2009.
The show just completed it’s third episode. Guests have included: Carol Diehl; Michael Phillips; Carol Es; Vicki Barkley; Michael Massenburg; April Bey, and yours truly (Abel Alejandre).
Art Critic, Gallerist and TV personality, Mat Gleason, founded contemporary art magazine Coagula Art Journal in 1992; which he kept going for about twenty years. Recently, he starred as a judge in the Game Show Network’s “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint” with show host RuPaul Charles. He will also be a judge on the upcoming season of the body painting competition show. The one-hour television event is a spin-off of the network’s most popular program, “Skin Wars.” Mat Gleason’s gallery Coagula Curatorial is located on Chung King Road in Chinatown near downtown LA. Full disclosure, Coagula Curatorial represents yours truly.
Lisa Derrick is a Curator and Writer who delivers interesting art news with a little humor and lively commentary. She has curated art shows for Homeboy Industries amongst many others. In 2015 she and with author/director Rodrigo Ribera D’Ebre curated Dark Progressivism: Metropolis Rising, with Cartwheel Art presenting. It included such Artists as Big Sleeps, Prime, Reza, Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, Daniel Gonzalez, Defer, Kizu, Chaz Bojorquez, Gary Wong, Michael Ulrich, Cryptik, Jason Hernandez, Jesse Hazelip, Rafael Reyes, Abel Alejandre, Roberto Gutierrez, and Ed Gutter.
The LIVE webcast broadcasts Sundays at 5PM at DromeBox.com. The format is a talk show about contemporary art and artists. If you miss the live show don’t worry, it is usually archived within 48 hours and available on YouTube channel Coagula Curatorial THE Modern Art Blitz.
If you are interested in hearing artists discuss their work and hear about contemporary art with a little attitude tune in at dromebox.com next Sunday at 5PM! Drome Box Labs broadcasts LIVE Wed-Sun 4pm-1am PST
By Abel Alejandre