It's a conversation about sports but also doesn't have to be. Nostalgia is a huge part about sports. So is myth. So is the idea of athletics being larger than life. For Julian Pace, the Seattle-born and now Los Angeles-based Italian-American painter (his name is not pronounced like the iconic gallery), the uniforms and the symbolism of athletics is at the heart of his newest solo show, Front and Back, on view at Simchowitz in LA. It's also about memory and the sharing of generational stories. It's about family and texture.

In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Evan Pricco sits down with Pace at his studio in downtown LA to talk about the rise of his career over the last 4 years, how a subconscious influence of Italian painting is seen in his work and how he uses familiar iconography to challenge our collective memory of them. On the eve of new solo show in Belgium at De Brock, Pace tells a story of his family, his journey both physically and mentally and how the open-ideas of Los Angeles have helped shape him.

The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 107 was recorded in March 2023 in Los Angeles. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz

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