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Tony Tasset

Fear No Art Chicago High Video

Though trained as a painter and sculptor, Tony Tasset works in a variety of media: photography, film, video, bronze, wax, even taxidermy. This catholic approach is shaped by the conceptual foundation of his art. With intelligence and wit, Tasset engages the legacy of modernism, postmodern practice and theory, popular culture, loss, love, and ideals of beauty. In recent years he has turned the dichotomy of his own identity urban artist and suburban family man with a garden into fodder for objects and images that are simultaneously ironic, serious, and deeply humanistic.

21 Dec 2010

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Tony Tasset

Fear No Art Chicago Audio

Though trained as a painter and sculptor, Tony Tasset works in a variety of media: photography, film, video, bronze, wax, even taxidermy. This catholic approach is shaped by the conceptual foundation of his art. With intelligence and wit, Tasset engages the legacy of modernism, postmodern practice and theory, popular culture, loss, love, and ideals of beauty. In recent years he has turned the dichotomy of his own identity urban artist and suburban family man with a garden into fodder for objects and images that are simultaneously ironic, serious, and deeply humanistic.

21 Dec 2010

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Tony Tasset

Fear No Art Chicago HD Video

Though trained as a painter and sculptor, Tony Tasset works in a variety of media: photography, film, video, bronze, wax, even taxidermy. This catholic approach is shaped by the conceptual foundation of his art. With intelligence and wit, Tasset engages the legacy of modernism, postmodern practice and theory, popular culture, loss, love, and ideals of beauty. In recent years he has turned the dichotomy of his own identity urban artist and suburban family man with a garden into fodder for objects and images that are simultaneously ironic, serious, and deeply humanistic.

21 Dec 2010

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Bad at Sports Episode 115: Judy Ledgerwood with guest host Tony Tasset

Bad at Sports

Holy crap! This show is an instant classic. Richard returns;not only to production duty but also, at long last, to interview duty. Painter and art legend Judy Ledgerwood is our guest. Guest host Tony Tasset joinsin on interviewing duties to ask the hard hitting questions. Not to be missed. The following bio is shamelessly stolen from the Hyde Park Art Center, please don't sue us: In the tradition of Modernist painting, Judy Ledgerwood paintsmonumental abstract compositions that explore light, color, andstructure. Her paintings are formal, decorative, and tranquil whilesimultaneously being highly personal, optically challenging, andinherently subversive. In her compositions, she creates a dialogue thatis uniquely feminine but also powerful and authoritative. Early in hercareer, Ledgerwood began incorporating traditionally feminine pastelcolors into her landscape based paintings in an attempt to challengeand undermine the historically male-dominated tradition of gesturalabstract paintings. Today her compositions include circular motifstypically associated with the decorative arts tradition. In the 1970smany feminist artists identified and celebrated circular patterns asbeing connected to female identity. Ledgerwood acknowledges thistradition through her continued use of dot motifs, which she identifiesas her form of non exclamatory mark-making. Ledgerwood is the recipientof a Tiffany Award in the Visual Arts, a National Endowment for theArts Award, an Illinois Art Council Award and two CIRAGrants from Northwestern University. Her work is represented in thepublic collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Museum of ContemporaryArt Chicago, and Swissbank New York. Her degrees are from the ArtAcademy of Cincinnati, BFA, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA. If that weren’t enough, crack open a diet coke plus and sitdown for Mike Benedetto who is joined by Tony Fitzpatrick as they review thenew Jodi Foster Revenge thriller The Brave One during which they use the phrase“Charles Bronson with tits?.  And for you Encyclopedia Brown sleuths out there, allegedly there is a secret message from Tony Tasset hidden somewhere in theshow. If you listen to one freaking episode of BAS this year it sure as hell better be this one.

1hr 8mins

11 Nov 2007

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Bad at Sports Episode 53: Tony Tasset

Bad at Sports

Tony Tasset, what a damn nice guy. This week we visited the Tasset/Ledgerwood studio-fortress complex. We drove in a rented Humvee for hours into the jungle and were ushered in by the armed guard. The interview is not to be missed. The outro to this show has a special cameo by Dominic Molon.Also...The Crocodile Hunter is dead.

57mins

4 Sep 2006