My guest for this episode of KTG Talks is visual artist and writer Stacy Elaine Dacheux. I've been friends with Stacy for a long time, all the way back to our days at the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. Since I met Stacy back in Boulder, I've had the good fortune of seeing her evolve as an artist. If it's painting, drawing, interviews, art criticism, short fiction, screenwriting, or coaching others to improve their writing - she always has a project or two exploring a new creative curiosity.
The links listed below will lead you to her work old and new. Sometimes Stacy is working on a personal vision she has for a project or she's collaborating with other creators. Her latest work, one that showed at Kitchen Table Gallery last year, is the short film Back to Abstraction. Stacy wrote and starred in the film and Matthew Quezada directed. This film later premiered back in LA at I PRESENT TWO: BACK TO ABSTRACTION Tuesday, January 17th:
"Join Shauna McGarry and Stacy Elaine Dacheux for the premiere night of a new film series! A local artist/filmmaker shows a new piece and presents two other works by artist/filmmakers that must be seen! Then, in the next month, one of those artists will present two other works and so on and so on. Our first featured filmmaker and curator, Stacy Elaine Dacheux, will screen her film, BACK TO ABSTRACTION, then present THE BAD HALF by Duncan Birmingham (IFC’s Maron, Sundance) and WE THE MASSES by Robyn O’Neil (Herzog’s Rogue Film School, Whitney Biennial). Conversations with filmmakers to follow. “I Present Two” hopes to start a wonderful and ongoing conversation between the film center, the artists we admire, and our community." Then the film showed at El Cid's Short Film Night on Feb. 7th.
One thing I love about Stacy's approach to making art is that collaboration is a creative force which inspires her. In the time that I've known her, she has discarded the tired archetype of the solitary, self-destructive artist. Her work is unique, and her desire to collaborate comes from a joyful place. Enough from me! There's a small library of links to her work below and listen to the episode!
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Stacy's Home: http://www.stacyelaine.com/
Back to Abstraction premiering at her new film series, I Present Two: http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/i-present-two-back-to-abstraction/
Stacy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pizzastacy
Her roundabout project in the Los Angeles Times: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/nov/28/local/la-me-beat-morning-typewriter-ritual-20131129
Stacy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/stacydacheux
Stacy's Art Writing: https://revisingloneliness.com/
Los Angeles Review of Books interview with poet Dan Chelotti: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/making-true-things-true-interview-dan-chelotti/
Stacy at LA Writer's Group: http://www.lawritersgroup.com/group-leaders/stacy-dacheux/
Super-Tight at Cinefamily: http://www.cinefamily.org/super-tight-6/
Stacy's interview in The Typewriter Revolution Typist's Companion: https://www.amazon.com/The-Typewriter-Revolution-Typists-Companion/dp/1581573111
Stacy on Comedy Bang! Bang! as the Ham Robberer: http://www.ifc.com/shows/comedy-bang-bang/season-04/episode-24/carly-rae-jepsen-wears-a-chunky-necklace-and-black-ankle-boots
Back to Abstraction played at El Cid on Feb. 7th check out their film series here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1265936976775684
ntro: ambient display by Simon Mathewson
outro: an abstract trek by the audiologist
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