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#001 R. Nelson Parrish

Hi folks!

In this inaugural broadcast of the Funk Zone Podcast I sat down with fine artist and resin-master (resin-ator?) R. Nelson Parrish in his Boat Yard studios and talked about his life, career, influences, and life in Santa Barbara by way of Alaska.


In this episode we talked about:
* The history of Boat Yard Studios, and life in SoCo (that’s “South of Cota” St.)
* Color theory
* How Parrish went from business to photography in University of Nevada at Reno
* What a “typical” Reno student is and/or was
* Parrish’s Olympic dreams
* Why art is a drug
* How film critic Howard Rosenberg changed his life
* Working and welding in Alaska
* Parrish’s cross-country trip and the mixtape he had that whole trip
* How the Internet has changed the art business
* How Alaska teaches self-sufficiency
* How Parrish’s granddad started Alaska’s university system
* Why Alaska offers a school in understanding color and time
* The influence of John McCracken, minimalism, Finish Fetish and Light & Space
* The idea and promise of the Perfect Object
* Visiting Marfa, Texas
* Designing a giant Les Paul guitar for the Sunset Strip
* How surfboards and their mythology influenced his totem series
* How Gerhard Richter changed the course of Parrish’s life and career
* The limits of gallery representation
* Parrish’s yearly challenge, physically and mentally
* How the selfie is changing everything, especial in Southern California

You can learn more about R. Nelson Parrish at his website: www.rnelsonparrish.com

Direct download: 01_001__R._Nelson_Parrish_1.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT