Art Focus

Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is our guest in July 1, 2014.

Eva Lake  interviewed Sean Healy on June 17th. He currently has a show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston were our guests on April 8th. They had a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 03/22/11

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Art Critic John Motley

This week our guest on Art Focus is John Motley. Motley contributes pieces to the Oregonian. He’s also just published a collection of critical essays that were developed alongside exhibitions at Fourteen30. The book is called Stay Time. Originally published as a series of limited edition broadsides, available only at the gallery, these essays examine the work of emerging artists from Portland, Los Angeles and beyond.

Art Focus on 03/15/11

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Artist Henk Pander on his life and work

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews artist Henk Pander about his life and work.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art opened a major exhibition of the art of Henk Pander on January 29, 2011. It surveys the range of Pander’s oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, posters, and theatrical designs from the late 1950s to 2010. On view through March 27, 2011, it is the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted of this important Oregon artist’s work.

Art Focus on 03/01/11

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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on the CNAA at the Portland Art Museum

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson joins us on Art Focus this week. She is the new curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum and has recently announced the finalists and winners of the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.

Art Focus on 02/22/11

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Centrifuge/Chroma

In March Centrifuge, a group show curated by Chroma, opens at the Art Institute of Portland. Centrifuge explores links between art and architecture. Our guests are the curators Jennifer Porter and Martha Wallulis, plus Caitlin Moore from the Art Institute of Portland.

Art Focus on 02/15/11

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland art critics discuss the changes in art writing

We are hosting a panel discussion about art criticism in Portland and beyond. Our guests will be Lisa Radon of Ultrapdx, Jeff Jahn of PORT, Barry Johnson (who wrote and edited for years at the O) and journalist Brian Libby.

Art Focus on 02/01/11

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Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jesse Hayward

The next exhibition at the White Box will be COLLECT FOUR: Scenes From Portland’s Bleeding Edge. This show includes four artists and is curated by Jesse Hayward.

Art Focus on 01/25/11

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Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Daniel Fagereng

Daniel Fagereng presents "The MA in Modernism" at the Japanese Garden here in Portland. This show compliments the Ishimoto Yasuhiro photographs of the Katsura Imperial Villa also on display at the Garden.

Art Focus on 01/18/11

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Tue, 01/18/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mary Adams

Mary Adams has a shop called  Mary Adams The Dress. She's from Oregon and opened her storefront in the Lower East side in the early 80s. Now she has a book out called The Party Dress in which she shows you step by step how to make one of your own. Mary is truly an artist working with the dress as her art form.

Art Focus on 01/11/11

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Tue, 01/11/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ben Pink and Chris Haberman

Ben Pink will be our guest along with Chris Haberman. Ben runs Launchpad and Chris has curated more shows that I could list. Launchpad right now is hosting a collaborative exhibition of Chris with Scott Chase called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (see image above).

Art Focus on 01/04/11

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Anka Gallery at the Everett Station Lofts

This coming Tuesday our guests on Art Focus will be Anna Solcaniova King and Graylan King, who own and direct Anka Gallery. Anka is a big space at the Everett Station Lofts. They are able to present several shows at once, most of them of emerging artists.

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Ben Pink and Sara McCormick of Launch Pad Gallery

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Tue, 07/03/2012

Launch Pad Gallery is closing soon. Here Ben Pink and Sara McCormick talk about the final show and the history of this great SE PDX space.

 

 

Deep Field Gallery

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Tue, 06/26/2012

 Deep Field Gallery opens on June 30TH at 1126 NW 13TH. Director Jennifer Porter of Chroma curated their first show of 4 artists all working in steel. The show is called Steel Environics, featuring Stephen Miller, Brian Mock, Eric Holt and Garrett Price.

The mixed media work of Mar Goman

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Tue, 06/12/2012

The guest is local mixed media artist Mar Goman, who has a show at the 23 Sandy Gallery through June 16th.

The show is titled "INTROspective," and it features a series of unique artist books as well as other three-dimensional pieces using book pages, handwritten letters, matchsticks, rusty bits and more.

Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

Mar also has a show at Francine Sedars Gallery in Seattle from June 8th - July 4th.

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Jeanine Jablonski, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey

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Tue, 06/05/2012

 On the 5TH of June we covered an exhibition opening for a single night - the 7th of June  - curated by Jeanine Jablonski. It will be at The Cleaners @The Ace Hotel.

The show pairs MFAs from PSU with exhibiting artists, namely: Will Bruno & Chris Johanson, Sam Guerrero & Brad Adkins, Jessica Chantal Hickey & Wynne Greenwood with Evan La Londe & Sol Hashemi, Rochelle Kulei & James Lavadour, Sean Schumacher & D.E. May. The reception is the evening of Thursday, June 7. Guests on the radio were Jeanine Jablonski, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey.

Mark Woolley, Chris Haberman and Gabe Flores

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Tue, 05/29/2012

Pioneer Place is a shopping mall downtown which has transformed its third floor into a gallery spot. Place, Mark Woolley and Peoplesare all there. Our guests on Art Focus were the Directors Gabe Flores, Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman.

Jennifer Strayer, Curator of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society

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Tue, 05/22/2012

 Jennifer Strayer curated Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. She was our guest.

Liz Cohn

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Tue, 05/08/2012

 Liz Cohn has a show called Playing with A Full Deck at the 12 x 16 Gallery.

Gigi Rosenberg

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Tue, 05/01/2012

Gigi Rosenberg was our guest. She wrote The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing. She details how to write a grant and what mistakes to avoid. 

Gathering of the Guilds 2012

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Tue, 04/24/2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with ceramic artist Kim Murton of the Oregon Potters Association and metal scuptor Greg Wilbur of the Creative Metal Arts Guild about the Gathering of the Guilds which is happening May 4th, 5th and 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.

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We Speak Mural Project 20th Anniversary

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Tue, 04/17/2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson spoke with Linda Sawaya, Seidel Standingelk and Carol Matsuyoshi, local artists and activists involved in events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT, talk about the history of the project and the current installation of mural panels in the Columbia Gorge. 

In 1991 the first Gulf War instigated the creation of an organization in Portland called ALANA: Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans for Peace and Justice. in 1992 ALANA organized a mural project called WE SPEAK presenting a minority view of the Columbus Quincentenary being celebrated that year across the nation.

Artist and activist Linda Sawaya organized the anniversary events. Linda painted one of the thirteen murals on racism and alternative views to the view the Columbus Quincentenary of 1992. Carol Matsuyoshi collaborated with other artists on the Asian/Pacific Islander panel. Seidel Standingelk collaborated on two panels.

http://wespeakmural.blogspot.com/

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