Rose Luardo is a performer, singer, comedy sketch artist and artist. You may have seen her with Andrew Jeffrey Wright in the New Dreamz or as a singer with Sweatheart, the alternative rock band. In her first solo exhibition at Practice Gallery (the show closed Feb. 26, 2017), she has created a theatrical tableau with several big elements, one of which involves the viewers climbing into a psychedelic-patterned coffin in the middle of the gallery space. The installation — in which Rose and her intern, Em, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright performed at the opening — is filled with personal references for the suburban-raised artist and it includes humor and a sense of nostalgia. Rose talks about the inspiration for the installation, its creation, with help from a number of friends, and her next move. See images below from the installation and learn more about Rose at her website. The interview took place Feb. 21, 2017, and the podcast is 38 minutes long.
Thank you to The Galleries at Moore TGMR radio project for making this podcast possible, and especially to Matt Kalasky for inviting Artblog to participate in the Moore radio project. Listen to the interview with Rose Luardoro at the TGMR site here.