|CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ART|
|This month we would like to share the most recent podcast recorded on December 22, 2021. based on the current exhibition “Inspirational: the Influence of Place” curated by Cynthia Penna which also emcompasses my trip to Napoli.|
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This episode is the continuation of “The Bay of Naples Paintings” podcast with Los Angeles-based international artist, Shane Guffogg. During this talk, we hear about Guffogg’s trip to Naples, Italy where he was given the task by Cynthia Penna, International Curator and Founder of ART1307, to interpret James Fenimore Cooper’s “Gleanings of Italy” writings dated 1838.
Throughout our talk, Gufffogg shares the significance of seeing “The Bay of Naples Paintings” on view at the incredibly historical and significant, Museo Ercolanese Reggia de Portici located in Naples. Guffogg’s paintings are part of a larger group exhibition, “Inspirational: the Influence of Place” curated by Penna and also feature artwork by Kelly Berg, Laddie John Dill, Ned Evans, Justin Garcia, Miguel Osuna, and Todd Williamson. Guffogg’s historical paintings and the rest of the group exhibition will be on display from 10 December to 13 March 2022. Towards the middle of our discussion, Guffogg talks about his trip to the ancient city of Pompeii, and onward to the Amalfi Coast. We hear about the artist’s perceptions and inspirations during his amazing two-week journey, getting first-hand knowledge about the exhibition’s opening reception, meetings with public officials, and much more. We also discuss what it means to be an American artist greeted by the Italian public. Finally, we scratch the surface about a potential upcoming project that involves a Caravaggio painting.
Shane Guffogg is an American artist who looks through the lens of humanity at civilizations, both past, and present, and views time as threads that connect all people. His work is a visual language that is informed by the spiritualism of abstraction and the realism of the old masters. These two ideas are usually seen as separate but Guffogg fuses them seamlessly into works that transcend and become testaments to thoughts that inform us of who we are in the 21st century.https://www.shaneguffogg.com
Victoria Chapman is the founder of VC Projects podcast, “Conversations About Art”. These talks are centered around studio practice, art, and the intellect. https://www.vcprojects.art