Backstage with Season Two's artist A.G.

A.G. is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Miami, and the first featured artist of Commissioner’s second season. After graduating from the New World School of the Arts, he received his BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Florida (2009). He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent and upcoming shows in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, and Berlin. His latest solo exhibition, TALENT, is on view at Primary. through October 3, 2019. Learn more about his work on his website or follow him on Instagram.

Here’s an excerpt of A.G.’s interview with Commissioner and Whereby.Us co-founder Rebekah Monson for The New Tropic. Read the full story here.

On your website, you introduce yourself as a “showman” and then you very carefully relate show business as a concept into a pedagogy that threads through your work. You have obviously thought so much about the relationship and engagement among artists, the art they create, and the people who experience it. Tell me more about how you came to this and why you are driven by it.

I’m not big into metaphors, but show business is a good metaphor for the way I see things. It’s also not a metaphor at all—it’s quite literal. It’s the way we navigate the world, the way we navigate with other people and our environments. Everything is produced in one way or another. And that’s something that isn’t really acknowledged, which I don’t quite understand why. In general, we don’t realize how malleable our realities actually are.

Dejha Carrington