Where do ideas come from? Why do we as artists get creatively blocked? What can we do about it? As artists, the further we push beyond our comfort zone, the more likely we are to hit a creative block and stir up challenging emotions.
Sarah Thibault, host of the podcast The Side Woo, is joining forces with the ICA SF to bring an afternoon of conversations with three local artists to find out why we get blocked and discuss ways to break through.
This event is produced with the generous support of The Space Program.
Sarah Thibault is an artist, writer, podcast host and mystic based in Los Angeles, CA. Thibault’s oil paintings examine her subject matter through color, humor and storytelling. Her work will be featured in NADA Miami 2023, and in an upcoming solo show with The Pit. Recent shows include The Pit Palm Springs, Spring/Break Los Angeles, Sotheby's x Jerry Gogosian, Lauren Powell Projects. Solo shows include with Dreamsong Gallery in Minneapolis, Fahrenheit Madrid in Madrid, Spain and Casa Lu in Mexico City, Mexico. Thibault and her work have been featured in W Magazine, ArtNews, ArtMaze Magazine, Artsy, CARLA, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, and 7x7.
The Side Woo podcast was created by artist Sarah Thibault and Elizabeth Bernstein to open a frank dialogue about the overlaps of mental health, spirituality, and creativity as a way to understand how one builds a sustainable creative life, and to shine a light on the ways artists overcome trauma and adversity.
The times we live in are overwhelming. The Side Woo seeks to foster connection and understanding where there is a natural inclination to self-alienate and divide out of fear about the future. By perpetuating care through conversations and disarming the isms in ourselves and our communities, we can create a blueprint for dismantling the structures that no longer serve us.