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.

Ellen Lesperance was Eva Lake's guest on August 19th. Lespernace will show at Adams and Ollman in September. This was the final show for Lake, who leaves KBOO.

James Lavadour was Eva Lake's guest on August 5th. He has a show up at PDX Contemporry this month.

Elise Wagner was Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She had a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She was 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.

 

Coming Soon

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 06/08/10

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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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wid chambers

Wid Chambers has a show at Chambers @ 916. It's a full-room installation called "Wid B. Vicious Works the Room." He's out guest this Tuesday.

Art Focus on 06/01/10

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Judy Cooke

This month brings Judy Cooke to the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.  This particular show, called In Touch, examines the ideas of the Russian Constructivists and explores the space between painting and sculpture.

Art Focus on 05/25/10

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Leiv Fagereng

 

Our guest is Leiv Fagereng, who currently has a show at Froelick. This show is called Bittersweetsweet. It’s a collection of portraits from the artist’s own inner circle. In the past Leiv has painted places, animals, especially birds.

Art Focus on 05/18/10

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andrea schwartz-feit on her painting

Andrea Schwartz-Feit has a show at Butters this month called “Seeing Without Knowing.” She uses encaustic to make images which are geometric and organic at the same time. They also jump back forth between abstraction and representation.

Art Focus on 05/11/10

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plein air smackdown is a part of the open engagement conference

From May 14th through the 17th Portland will host Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse. This conference says it will challenge our traditional ideas of what art is and does. It will present artists, projects and events which will mediate the contemporary frameworks of art as service, as social space, as activism, as interactions, and as relationships.

One of the events is Plein Air Smackdown, the brainstorm of Mark R. Smith who teaches at PCC. Painting students from PCC, PSU and OCAC will have a painting competition of sorts.

Art Focus on 04/27/10

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Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gabriel Liston

Gabriel Liston has moved his studio into the New American Art Union, producing an exhibition called Take That and Stand By for Trouble. We can watch the progress on a work in this exhibition and also check out his diaries from at least several years.

Art Focus on 04/20/10

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Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Victor Maldonado

Victor Maldonado has a beautiful exhibition up at Froelick, all green paintings. From what I understand, this installation is comprised of panels in size of all the TV screens he has ever lived with. Maldonado addresses cross cultural identity and traffic via the monochrome.

Art Focus on 04/13/10

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Richard Speer, art writer

Guest-host Tom Cramer speaks with Richard Speer, art writer at the Willamette Week.

Richard Speer is the author of the biography Matt Lamb:  The Art of Success (John Wiley & Sons), short fiction, and a forthcoming novel.

Art Focus on 04/13/10

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Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Richard Speer

Tom Cramer is the guest host while Eva Lake is away on holiday. He interviews art critic and man about town Richard Speer today!

Art Focus on 04/06/10

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Tue, 04/06/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Rick Scott on painting signs

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews Rick Scott, who specializes in hand-crafting signs and logos for the Portland Oregon area. He is knowledgable about mural and car painting techniques and is an expert handmade sign painter. Signs are one of our most ubiquitous art forms.

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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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