- Part studio tour, part artist monologue and part long-form interview
- Equally appealing to casual culture consumers, art-scene enthusiasts and serious collectors
The Artist Statement
Emerging and established artists give us a rare glimpse inside their private studios and sit down to talk process, inspiration and the state of the art world today.
- Relatable to audiences
- Credible to artists
- Award-winning, nationally recognized artists
- Demonstrated marketability and proven publicity track record
- Represent well developed social networks and distribution channels
Look and Feel
- Helvetica text in white negative space
- polished concrete gray, pedestals, placards
- A dynamic space, compelling, thought provoking, and social
- More in-depth than a short web show
- More hip than an educational series
- The Talks meets Art21
- 15 sec clip – Instagram, Pre roll ads
- 30 sec preview – Twitter
- 3 min short – Facebook
- 10+ min long form – Websites, blogs and articles
- Art-related blogs, websites and publications
- Local-centric online magazines
- Artist representation generated publicity
Valerie Leavy is an independent curator in the San Francisco Bay Area whose exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists emphasize craftsmanship, concept, and aesthetic in contemporary art-making. In 2011 she co-founded the alternative art space, Satellite66, where she acted as Gallery Director and has shown the work of dozens of artists in such venues as ArtPad SF, 1:AM Gallery, the Victor Hugo Hotel, J Rusten Furniture Studio, and Basement Gallery Oakland. Leavy's infectious enthusiasm for her subject's work and insiders perspective on the gallery system make her the ideal host, a knowledgeable interviewer and a charismatic on-screen personality.
Keith Dunn is a creative film and video producer and founder of Good Looking Video. He honed his organizational skills as a music promoter in his native Kansas City and later as a band manager in San Francisco's indie-folk scene. When a musician's girlfriend asked him to produce her experimental thesis film, he jumped at the opportunity and has been working in video ever since. When he's not producing commercial work, Keith continues to work with Bay Area musicians as a music video director at The Consortium Creative and contributes his services to social justice and activist related projects at Heartwave Media.
Basil Glew-Galloway grew up in Berkeley, playing in tree houses and studying classical piano. He spent his summers in Provence at his grandfather's house- a haven of artists and writers, pastis and foie gras, rigorous discussion and beautiful settings. His ongoing goal is to make every shot unique and stunning. A playful approach, a sharp eye and dedication to technique define his style. He attended UC Berkeley where he studied French Literature and Film. He then trained as a photographer in Berlin, working in a studio focused on portrait and product photography, where he learned both classical techniques and innovative approaches to the craft.