Short documentary to air on Brooklyn Independent Media tomorrow!

1 Jun

Sam

Hello all,

Several years ago, my friend Harmony starting dating this painter. When I first met him, he was quiet and reserved. After a few meetings, Sam and I started talking a lot more. I became interested in his focus and concentration on painting, and would often ask him about making art.

Eventually, we collaborated on Harmony’s one-woman show, Human Fruit Bowl, and spent some time together in Prague where the show premiered. We drank a lot of beer and talked a lot about art. He lent me a few books about the artistic process, and we bonded over our shared interest in Tarkovsky films.

Sam has a studio in Red Hook. I went there first a few couple of years ago, and I thought it was the coolest place. It was filled with art and coffee cups and paint brushes. It smelled like what art should smell like. I was envious of Sam’s space, and I wanted to watch him work.

Last summer, we got together and I filmed him a bit working his studio. We talked a bit about art, and about his process.

That piece will air on Brooklyn Independent Media tomorrow from 12-1pm, and will re-air throughout the afternoon.
Brooklyn Independent Media airs on Cablevision 70, Time Warner 756, Verizon FiOS 46, and streams online at BRICartsmedia.org/bkindiemedia.

Sam’s work is at samuelwadelevy.com. Check it out. He’s my favorite painter.

Thanks for watching. If you miss it, I’ll post the piece later this week.

Best,
Liam

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