Post image for We Went to Baltimore Part 3: ALLOVERSTREET and Imaginary Islands

Michael: Last Friday night in Baltimore was a scheduling obstacle course. Of the many events we tried to cram into one outing, we ended up sprinting through only a handful. Our evening kicked off with ALLOVERSTREET, a monthly event of simultaneous art openings, performances, and installations

Paddy: Ultimately, we saw some good work, albeit not quite as much as I would have liked. Let it be known that a day in Baltimore is simply not enough time to experience Artscape.

Post image for In New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Launches First Artist Residency

This fall, the Joan Mitchell Foundation launches its first artists-in-residence program at their brand-new studio facilities in New Orleans’ historic Tremé neighborhood. The inaugural residents come from all over the United States.

Post image for Artscape Week: Baltimore Gallery Highlights

The area north of Lexington Market on the Westside of Downtown Baltimore had some of the best stuff we’d seen all weekend.

Post image for At NEW INC Demo Day 2015, a Cheery Future for Art and Tech

When art mingles with tech, there can be a rush to mass-market artsy/techy products; in the early days of new tech, those products can sound terribly goofy, and they often aim at self-improvement. Take, for example, from 1969, artist Thomas Tadlock’s “Archetron,” a color synthesizer that turned black-and-white signals on a TV into colorful psychedelic imagery. It ended up being sold as a “prophecy, meditation, and healing machine” at a new age center in New York. That product never really caught on; and we tend to remember Tadlock more for his art contribution than a commercial one.

Post image for Changes at Contemporary Art Daily: A Conversation with Founder Forrest Nash

When I first met Forrest Nash he was wearing khakis. It was June 2009 in Venice, four months before Hyperallergic declared Khaki pant wearers amongst the most powerless—at least in the Lower East Side. I liked Nash immediately. He was smart, had a great eye, and was almost completely lacking in pretension. His knowledge of art was encyclopedic and at that point he’d only been running his blog Contemporary Art Daily for a year.

Contemporary Art Daily (CAD) is a curated website featuring extensive documentation of selected art exhibitions from around the world. There’s no one style the site gravitates towards, but the photographs on the site typically show art deliberately hung and arranged in interiors like gallery and museum spaces and include a range of installation and individual shots of the work.

Now updated 10 times a week and religiously followed by art professionals across the globe, the blog began with Nash in 2008, while he was still a student at The Contemporary Art Institute in Chicago. It has since grown. In addition to CAD site now includes Contemporary Art Venues, (a venue listing service) and Contemporary Art Quarterly (comprehensive documentation of an artist’s career). To make all this happen CAD now employs four full-timers including Nash. In 2012 the blog became a non-profit.

In short, a lot has happened over the past seven years, and a lot of his happened relatively recently.. Contemporary Art Quarterly was launched earlier this year and Nash moved from Chicago to California this summer. I wanted to get the full history on the site, so we sat down to talk.