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.

Vanessa renwick just opened a beautiful show at the Art Gym. She is our guest on April 22nd.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

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

 

Episode Archive

Vanessa Renwick

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Vanessa Renwick

This is the year of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Vanessa Renwick just opened a gorgeous show at the Art Gym and that's just a small element of all that's happening. She is our guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

On Tuesday April 15, 2104, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a discussion between the architectural writer Brian Libby and the architects Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell. They will talk about the Portland Building, Memorial Coliseum and the GasCo building on Highway 30, and whether there is a case for preserving such Portland landmarks.  
 
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com 

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston on Exhibition at Waterstone Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston

Grace Weston and Lisa Kaser have a show at Waterstone Gallery called Unfamiliar Faces. They will be Eva Lake's guests.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

On Tuesday April 1, 2014, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards, the Curator-slash-Janitor of the Faux Museum in Portland's Old Town.
 
Richards will talk about the Faux Museum’s new exhibition called Collections & AnoMalieS Public & Privates, which runs now through May 26th.
 
The new collection includes
 
·         Litter from around the globe
·         Collection of odd dice
·         Hermit crab racing shells
·         and Gorilla and Sabre Tooth Tiger skulls

Portland Art Dealers Association

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jane Beebe, Bob Kochs and Daniel Peabody on PADA

Eva Lake will have Jane Beebe (PDX Contemporary Art), Bob Kochs (Augen Gallery) and Daniel Peabody (Elizabeth Leach Gallery) on to discuss the aims and activities of the Portland Art Dealers Association.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins
 
On Tuesday March 18, 2014,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins. Her new show is called "Recurrent Work" and runs at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University near Lake Oswego until April 2.
Watkins talks about her process, her experimentation and her sense of what the viewer gets form looking at her work.  
Much of the work is created by soaking cotton cord in black ink and exploring the marks it makes on paper and acetate. There are also installations of the dried cord attached to the walls, and other abstract works ("drawings") of silver and black pigment on paper.
 

interview with artist Amy Bernstein

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Amy Bernstein

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She is Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

On Tuesday March 4, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth as they take the temperature of the contemporary art scene in Oregon. Portland2014 is a biennial show or Oregon art
Los Angeles-based Amanda Hunt is the curator of the biennial, and Bryan Suereth is the Director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center at 8371 N Interstate Ave.
They  will talk about some of the standout artists who are showing at four galleries around Portland and how they were chosen.
 
http://www.biennial.disjecta.org/


From the press release:

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on artist Leonard Ruder

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on Leonard Ruder

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman will be Eva Lake's guests. The two are the children of Leonard Ruder, who just had a show at Augen Gallery and has also shown at the Portland Art Museum and the Marylhurst Art Gym.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr of PAM about Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr of PAM about Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music

 
On February 18, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.
 
Mr. Carr will talk about the new exhibition at the museum, called "Venice The Golden Age of Art and Music," which is at the Portland Art Museum until May 11.
From the press release:

Audio

Wid Chambers

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/08/2010

Wid Chambers has a show at Chambers @ 916. It is an installation of both painting and sculpture in one. the shapes are organic and colorful and are based on drawings then taken through a computer program.

Andrea Schwartz-Feit on "Seeing Without Knowing"

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

Andrea Schwartz-Feit had a show at Butters Gallery in May 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. Sometimes she has a dash of Klimt, especially when we see a shimmer (which I imagine to be gold leaf). I’ve never seen a jpg which really captured the luminosity of her paintings.

  • Length: 29:22 minutes (26.88 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Judy Cooke

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/01/2010

This month brings Judy Cooke to the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Many artists these days say they are exploring the space between sculpture and painting, but Cooke has been doing that for years. This particular show, called In Touch, examines the ideas of the Russian Constructivists.

Leiv Fagereng

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/25/2010

Leiv Fagereng talks about his show at Froelick Gallery, Bittersweetsweet.

Plein Air Smackdown at Open Engagement

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010

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 (see poster above), the brainstorm of Mark R. Smith who teaches at PCC. Painting students from PCC, PSU and OCAC will have a painting competition of sorts. Susan Harlan, Michelle Ross and Vicki Lynn Wilson will be my guests on Art Focus to talk about that event and the conference as a whole. I get to referee the Smackdown with Jeff Jahn and am really looking forward to it.

Gabriel Liston talks about "Take That and Stand By For Trouble"

Categories:
program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010

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 and also check out his diaries from at least several years. These journals appear to be old children's books. He has ripped out the innards, replacing them with his art life. Art life, meaning not just nice drawings and ideas but all the money and struggle bits.

  • Title: Gabriel Liston
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:54 minutes (39.7 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Victor Maldonado

Categories:
program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/20/2010

Victor Maldonado has a beautiful exhibition up at Froelick, all green paintings. 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.

Richard Speer, art critic, essayist, novelist and biographer of "Matt Lamb: The Art of Success"

Categories:
program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010
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.

As contributing critic for ARTnews he has reviewed shows in New York, San Francisco, Palm Desert, Santa Fe, Miami, Saint Petersburg, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, covering artists such as Sam Gilliam, Roger Ballen, and Janet Malcolm.  Since 2002 he has been visual arts critic at Portland, Oregon's Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly,Willamette Week.  He has authored catalogue essays about Jun Kaneko, Eva Hild, Henry Hillman, Jr., Joe Thurston, and other notable contemporary artists. 

Rick Scott: hand-crafted signs and logos

Categories:
program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Fri, 04/09/2010

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.

James Lavadour

Categories:
program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/30/2010

In April PDX Contemporary Art presents Geographies of the Same Stone: for TT by the painter James Lavadour. Here Lavadour talks about his process in painting.

  • Title: James Lavadour
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:23 minutes (38.99 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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