Limited Perspective

Larry Forte

Larry Forte talks to interesting people about fascinating things

  • 1 hour 22 minutes
    Phillip Rivlin

    Mr. Rivlin came in to join a crew of craftsmen builders painters in the early nineties, a crew which I eventually joined and would work with through out the decade. My audio is low in this but the convo is still a good one. Here’s me and Phil catching up.

    Check out Phil’s artwork on instagram.

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    Also the Limited Perspective website.

    26 July 2020, 2:07 pm
  • 1 hour 16 minutes
    James Cullinane

    James Cullinane is an artist with a B.F.A. from Cooper Union . Everyone I worked with at 1071 fifth ave was an artist of some kind most of us trying to pay the bills and make our own work in the big city. A lot of friends were made as we labored to install the latest show at the Gugg. I thought of them as coworkers at the time. Looking back now I consider most of them friends. James was part of a core group that was my introduction to the Guggenheim and I would work with him in some way whenever I was back up town, all though out the 90s. It really doesn’t seem like that long ago. I remember James sharing the word of the day. He once had shirts printed with the phrase “possible blame opportunity “ on the back. If you’ve worked in certain types of environments then you understand. I promised to buy one but never did. Sorry about that. To really survive as a freelance art handler you have to juggle several jobs. James has done just that. He’s still doing that, or up until the quarantine he was.

    Mr Cullinane was kind enough to give me a call. This is me and James catching up after over 20 years. Listen up.

    19 June 2020, 3:00 pm
  • 2 days 3 hours
    Sarah Titheridge

    What’s happening with my counterparts and former coworkers? My latest inquiry has lead me to a counterpart  across the sea. What do you know. They have museums over there too. My next guest is a fascinating woman with a great story that I am eager to share with you. Sarah Titheridge changed course from a likely career in either art history or art conservation to the hands on job of Art Handler or Art Tech as they say across the water. In addition to that she has also set up a few resource websites for those working in the field, starting with Art Tech Space, known for connecting employers with art techs and hosting forums for users to connect and talk about the biz. I’m so happy she was able to talk to me and fill me in on all the details. Listen up people.



    BECTU art technician branch

    International Mountmakers

    Art Technician Emergency Fund

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    1 June 2020, 12:00 pm
  • 1 hour 23 minutes
    Keith Losh

    I met Keith Losh through my first museum job. He came in on occasion to help out at the Ringling Museum, while I was there. Recently I learned that the position I was fortunate enough to fill is the one that he had left after five years. Keith was, a guide, a supporter and a fellow artist on the scene during my years in Sarasota, I never thought about it much at the time. I was too self centered. I know him from his artist/art handler days. Though he made an interesting 25 year career change into drafting in the mid 90s, he’s back at it, installing at some of the new venues that have popped up over the 30 years I was gone. He also brought me up to speed on a few changes in the Sarasota, Museum and gallery world. Keith holds an A.A. degree in Fine Arts from Polk Community College in Winter Haven, and a B.A. in Sculpture and Drawing from New College of Florida in Sarasota. What a great way to get back in touch with Keith.

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    27 May 2020, 12:34 pm
  • 1 hour 14 minutes
    Scott Wixon

    Scott Wixon is an artist with a BFA from he Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a MFA from Yale University.

    By the time we met, Scott had worked his way up from art handler to Operations Manager at a well known art museum, housed in one of the most Iconic buildings in New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He was the person that met me at the employee entrance and lead me down behind the sense to a work area, affectionately known to as The Grotto. this was an assortment of hallways connecting few workrooms, a freight elevator and a small office. Scott worked in that little office and I guess he was my bosses boss whenever I was there on a two or three week freelance gigg. I don’t know. I wasn’t really paying that much attention. Several years ago we connected on social media and I was able to folow his artwork and career a bit. After this conversation, I know Scott even better than before. Listen up.

    21 May 2020, 12:00 pm
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
    Joe Adams

    In 1992, I had the good fortune to meet Joe Adams at the Guggenheim museum in NYC. Joe ran the art handling crew and I was thrilled to be part of it. Mr. Adams is an Artist with a BFA from The University of Georgia and a MFA from LSU. He managed up to 40 free lance installers per show , meeting all the deadlines ,while keeping the spirits high among all of us. I was inspired and I learned allot from the work environment Joe created. So I decided not to wait another 20 years to reconnect with my friend Joe.

    6 May 2020, 12:00 pm
  • 1 day 20 hours
    Sean Harrison of PACCIN

    Did I say I’m an artist? Well sometimes as an artist one must find work to help “supplement” ones income. For me that has been art handling and museum exhibition work. Some people don’t even know this kind of work exists. However, now that museums and galleries are closed for the foreseeable future and as I’m a little too young for retirement, my focus has been renewed into networking. Hence this podcast. Once I began calling up old friends from the field it occurred to me to reach out to a known source of information and networking opportunities. PACCIN.

    (Preparation,Art handling,& Collections Care Information Network). To my delight they got back to me and I was connected with their secretary to the board, Sean Harrison. Sean generously gave an hour of his time to explain to me the history and objectives of the organization, and more.


    4 May 2020, 12:00 pm
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    Christopher Skura

    Christopher Skura is an artist with a BFA in painting and a professional certificate in sculpture from the Ringling Collage of art and design, and an Associates degree in Liberal arts from NYU. Though currently on pause from his duties as a paper conservator. Right now he and his wife Julie are in their up state live-in studio making art until this whole thing blows over.

    30 April 2020, 12:00 pm
  • 1 hour 38 minutes
    Rich Gombar

    I was fortunate to not only have worked with Joe and the art handlers, but also work with the builders and the painters under Rich. These were high stress, labor intensive giggs, but most of the time they were fun. All my coworkers were artist or creatives of some kind. I use to call him Coach, because I am a smart ass, but only after this talk did I learn he played football in high school and might have continued if not for a life changing event. Checking in with Rich after all these years was awesome.

    24 April 2020, 12:00 pm
  • 1 hour 39 minutes
    Julie Knight

    Artist Julie Knight Majored in printmaking at the Ringling College of Art and Design. Also Julie is a skilled Potter, Art Framer and Mount maker.

    She won the Anna Soik Award Award for Ceramics in 1999, and was also the recipient of the 2009 Mary Blakeley Fellowship at the Haystack School of Crafts. Julie is currently an instructor at Greenwich House pottery in Manhattan.

    We’ve been a good friends for over 30 years. In this episode I share our recent conversation. As I attempted the game of 20 questions with her, I was reminded of events and activities that deserve their own episodes. Julie is a wealth of information with many stories to tell. We cover some them here, Check it out.

    17 April 2020, 12:00 pm
  • 1 day 21 hours
    Rob Gainfort

    On one of my freelance work trips to NYC I met Rob Gainfort when he joined our crew at the Guggenheim. Enthusiastic, engaging and hard working. We hit it off right away. It was a pleasure working with him. He Studied Studio Art at Hunter College and Interior Design/Art at Parsons School of Design. He is currently the chef preparator at the MassArt Art Museum or MAAM for short. Also Rob is a brilliant musician. Check out “Ego & the Appropriators”. It was great talking to him after so many years. Listen to this people.

    11 April 2020, 12:00 pm
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