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Episode 2: Wednesday Watch Party

June 17, 2010

Want to read the live discussion from Episode 2?  Click “Comments” link at the bottom of this post to read them all and leave your own thoughts if you’d like.  Then join us back here next Wednesday for another live chat and Wednesday Watch Party!

Comment below as Episode 2 unfolds!

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  1. June 17, 2010 1:56 am

    T-minus 5 minutes and counting. I enjoyed the first episode and am looking forward to the second, especially to watch artists undertake the mixed-media sculptural process, as we’d like to cover it more in Art Business News in the future.

    -Kristin Stefek Brashares, ABN Editor-in-Chief

  2. June 17, 2010 2:02 am

    Wow. Looks like Nao is still on her high horse.


  3. June 17, 2010 2:07 am

    Ryan just mentioned that he’s not a sculptural artist, hence the most interesting part of this show so far for me: pushing artists into genres they’re not familiar with and seeing what they come up with.


  4. June 17, 2010 2:08 am

    Miles, I don’t think not participating in the challenge is going to make the artistic statement you were going for.


  5. June 17, 2010 2:09 am

    Nao is putting good thought into this one. This might be her “redemption” piece.


  6. ABN Editors permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:15 am

    9:02: “I’m not responsible for your experience of my work.” -Nao. That is THE quote from week 1 (Gabe)

  7. June 17, 2010 2:16 am

    “Zebra, vacuum, tornado,” Ryan says.



  8. June 17, 2010 2:17 am

    Love, love, love hearing the artists talk about their concept for each piece. Ryan: “Zebra, vacuum, tomato”. What?!


  9. June 17, 2010 2:18 am

    Gabe calls it now. Trong for the win.

    Also, why is all of Erik’s artwork a bit sad and bloody?


  10. June 17, 2010 2:19 am

    You can totally tell when Simon likes something and when he doesn’t. His initial expression gives it away every time.


    • ABN Editors permalink
      June 17, 2010 2:21 am

      Trong might be in trouble based on Simon’s not-so-impressed response.

  11. June 17, 2010 2:21 am

    At the moment, most of these are looking like strange, failed science fair projects. I can’t wait to see how they come together, though!


  12. June 17, 2010 2:22 am

    Oh, Gabe, I don’t know about Throng emerging victorious…Simon didn’t seem to be digging his concept at first. I’m going to have to bet against you and put my money on Nicole!


  13. June 17, 2010 2:22 am

    Erik doesn’t understand Miles. Not sure I do either, but he’s still my fav!


  14. Marylyn permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:23 am

    Miles remind me of a mad scientist. Just when you think he’s lost his mind, you see there actually is some method to his madness, I don’t know if he is going to win this, but just watching him work is TV gold!!

  15. June 17, 2010 2:25 am

    OK, I’m a big fan of Abdi, too. Everything he’s done so far has been fab in my book.


  16. June 17, 2010 2:27 am

    That work room must be a DISASTER with all that trash everywhere.


  17. ABN Editors permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:29 am

    What would Trong do?

  18. June 17, 2010 2:30 am

    Is Jaclyn making a fish tank? Is it art if I can buy it at PetsMart?


    • ABN Editors permalink
      June 17, 2010 2:33 am

      It can be a new revenue stream for them!

      • June 17, 2010 2:44 am

        Drown, then hang the TV. Didn’t know where her piece was going at first, but that’s pretty cool.


  19. June 17, 2010 2:33 am

    I just hope the TV doesn’t fall off of Abdi’s piece’s neck. Also, is Miles a narcoleptic?


  20. ABN Editors permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:40 am

    Miles needs the nap!

  21. June 17, 2010 2:41 am

    You are going to incorporate sleeping into your art, Miles? Touche. I retract my previous comment.


  22. June 17, 2010 2:41 am

    Considering how sleep deprived they are, Miles is quite the genius. Way to pull of performance art.


  23. June 17, 2010 2:42 am

    Ryan actually called his piece “Zebra Vacuum Spiral?” I have to be honest, I don’t understand that one at all.

  24. June 17, 2010 2:44 am

    As much as I dislike Nao’s arrogance, I do like the intricacies of her piece.


  25. ABN Editors permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:46 am

    Judith is rambling…she is making things up as she goes along.

  26. June 17, 2010 2:46 am

    Wow, I wonder how long Judith actually talked. That was fun editing, Bravo.


  27. June 17, 2010 2:46 am

    LOL – the judges faces during Judith’s explanation – hysterical! I agree: too ambiguous.


  28. June 17, 2010 2:48 am

    The judges looooove Miles. And I wonder how much of his sleeping was performance and how much was just tiredness.


  29. June 17, 2010 2:48 am

    My gosh, the judges are salivating over Miles. Agreed, though, good piece.


  30. June 17, 2010 2:50 am

    Miles, that was unnecessary. You are not a judge! You keep quiet, Sleepy!


  31. June 17, 2010 2:50 am

    OMG – When did the artists get to start commenting during the judges’ session? Miles was totally OUT OF LINE during Throng’s critique.


    • ABN Editors permalink
      June 17, 2010 2:51 am

      Miles needs sensitivity training!

  32. June 17, 2010 2:52 am

    Yeah, not getting the “anuses” in Miles piece. Totally agreed on feeling humanity in the alien in Throng’s piece.


    • June 17, 2010 2:55 am

      I agree, I like the concept behind his the most, and I really think he expressed it well.


  33. June 17, 2010 2:53 am

    Okay, making my predictions now.

    Winner: Abdi, Loser: Jaime Lynn

  34. ABN Editors permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:54 am

    Jaime Lynn, Trong and Judith appear to be in trouble…who will depart? (Gabe)

  35. June 17, 2010 2:56 am

    Can Miles win two weeks in a row? I’m thinking he’ll emerge victorious after the love fest. If not, it’s Throng or Abdi.


    • June 17, 2010 2:57 am

      Looks like it! And, so, he wins again…wonder how long his reign will run.


  36. June 17, 2010 2:57 am

    Miles again! I like him as an artist and he’s quirky as a person, but I feel like his comment about Trong’s piece was just inappropriate.


  37. June 17, 2010 2:59 am

    Nooooo! I liked Throng. Don’t make him go!


  38. ABN Editors permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:59 am

    So much for my Trong prediction… (Gabe)

  39. June 17, 2010 2:59 am

    WHAT?! All anyone has done is talk about how amazing Trong is as an artist! I disagree with that decision.


  40. ABN Editors permalink
    June 17, 2010 3:02 am

    Thanks for everyone’s participation! See you next week! -Gabe

  41. June 17, 2010 3:04 am

    Miles is the stereotypical tormented artist, a la Van Gogh. Of course he is on the show, they need that “character.” But I honestly didn’t see Trong getting kicked off tonight. That was surprising.



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