Art Uncovered

Premiere DateMay 10, 2011
00:00 Thomas Intro
01:46 Headin' Inside Surf City
04:11 Natalie Westbrook Interview pt. 1
07:53 To Love Somebody Dara Puspita
10:53 Natalie Westbrook Interview pt. 2
13:33 Surfer's Hymn Panda Bear
17:19 Natalie Westbrook Interview pt. 3
20:07 Dr. Do Good Electric Prunes
22:30 Three Wise Men The Bongos
24:50 Natalie Westbrook Interview pt. 4
27:53 I'm Not There Sonic Youth
32:38 Natalie Westbrook Interview pt. 5
35:09 Pinebox Derby Beat Happening
38:08 Natalie Westbrook Interview pt. 6
40:00 Jaan Pehechaan Ho Mohammed Rafi
45:31 Finish

This week on the show my guest is painter Natalie Westbrook. Her dense canvases of thickly textured paint depict chaotic scenes of tropical flora and fauna, in which life is constantly mutating, reproducing and consuming itself.

Natalie has a show of paintings called Paranoia Pepperment up now at Interstate Projects here in Bushwick, and I sat down with her in the gallery to talk about her work, her interest in tropical plants, Durer’s Rhino, the Kentucky Derby and much more.

In our interview, Natalie tells the story of Durer’s Rhinoceros (above) and how the intersection of science and fantasy influence her work.


Kimberly Ruth is a New York based multi-media artist. Her work explores the failures and inconsistencies of language, especially in the digital age. Through text, photography, video and performance, she works to…