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Welcome to our fourth episode of Y2K GROUP CHAT featuring artist Mosie Romney. We recorded in late August 2020.
We speak with Mosie about their experiences in the New York art world as a young artist, their work in “Evening Lark” at Y2K, and rituals in the studio.
Mosie Romney is an emerging artist based in Ridgewood, Queens.
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Audio timestamps below:
0:00 - Intro music
0:15 - Y2K GROUP CHAT introduction
0:34 - Mosie Romney introduction
1:30 - Mosie Romney bio
2:03 - Hello
2:20 - How’s your morning so far?
2:40 - New Hampshire trip
3:05 - NH “Live Free or Die” state motto
3:25 - Mosie’s disturbing NH store experience
4:58 - Safe in NYC? Being scared traveling
5:37 - Show ourselves
5:52 - Happy to be back in NY
6:06 - Evening Lark at Y2K
6:24 - Slowing down
6:49 - What was your first exposure to art? When did you know you wanted to study/pursue art?
7:29 - Grandmother and Mosie’s mark
7:58 - Drawing with elementary school teacher
8:29 - Woman helping and making time
9:02 - Remembering the cardboard in hosiery package
9:13 - What kind of drawing material did you work with?
9:57 - Mosie’s family recognizing them as an artist
10:15 - What was the NY art world like after undergrad?
10:36 - Pop-up galleries and in apartments
11:12 - Art in odd places
12:01 - What kind of art did you make arriving back to New York and your experience?
13:03 - Abstract paintings and painting sets
13:16 - Abstraction not leaving
13:46 - What kind of work have you been making this year?
13:58 - Children, older people, ghosts: intergenerational world
14:38 - Children’s freedom, being themselves
15:30 - What inspired your collection of paintings in “Evening Lark”?
15:49 - Hyper-change and re-imagining the future
16:26 - “Hell is a place on earth and Heaven is a place in your head”
17:04 - “Tonight’s Queen”
17:27 - “Rain Body”
17:57 - Black bodies at ease and in communion
18:47 - “Evening Lark” exhibition title
20:07 - Mosie’s new van
21:19 - Collecting things and painting with the van
21:48 - Collectible pieces and inspiration?
23:44 - Finding yard sales
24:54 - What is your preferred medium and various approaches?
26:06 - Chris Martin and painting
26:40 - Everything is a material
27:11 - What do you enjoy the most about painting?
27:50 - Who are the figures in the paintings?
29:06 - Has your practice changed since moving your studio?
30:42 - What’s integral to your work?
31:33 - What type of research do you pursue?
32:42 - Who inspires you?
34:17 - Do you have any specifics rituals in studio?
35:21 - Method painting
36:03 - Communicating with people not here and who will be here
37:04 - Saying their name and bringing their energy
37:36 - What will happen to artist in the near future?
38:47 - Future of art galleries?
39:34 - Artist estates, lifespans, and re-discovered
40:56 - Have you seen any exhibitions lately?
42:14 - Painting flowers
43:11 - Staying-in
43:48 - Museums opening again
44:48 - Press release and working with Camille
46:44 - Spirits
48:21- Thank you