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 11/16/10

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Tue, 11/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Marilyn Murdoch

This week Marilyn Murdoch will be our guest. Marilyn is a well known collector. She also has , considered by many to be the best framing in town. The choice there will make your mouth water. She maintains Artery and Murdoch Collections, where she exhibits and sells work out of her private collection. Perhaps where she made the biggest impact with artists was Guestroom, where local curators stepped up and created different kinds of exhibitions.

Art Focus on 11/09/10

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Tue, 11/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Disjecta Auction

The annual Disjecta auction happens this week. It's always a very entertaining and raucous event. We will interview people from Disjecta and talk about various artworks up for auction.

Art Focus on 11/02/10

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Tue, 11/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artists from the collective 12 x 16 celebrate their 5th anniversary

12 x 16 is celebrating their 5th anniversary. A collective, 12 x 16 is a collective which has shown many guest artists. Luke Dolkas, Cary Doucette and Eunice Parsons will be out guests on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 10/26/10

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Tue, 10/26/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Allan Oliver of Onda Gallery

KBOO will help celebrate the upcoming Day of the Dead by having Allan Oliver on Art Focus. He owns and curates Onda Gallery in the Alberta Arts District, a gallery which specializes in art from Latin America.

Art Focus on 10/19/10

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Tue, 10/19/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Esther Podemski, visual artist, on House of the World, her documentary

Guest host Tom Cramer speaks with artist Esther Podemski about her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest," which is about how globalization manifests in two aspects of Italian life today: the passing of traditional farming in Italy and the increase in enforced prostitution. The film is threaded with a metaphor from a medieval fresco in Siena, "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" by Ambriogio Lorenzetti.

Art Focus on 10/05/10

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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Michael Knutson

On October 5th we will cover the October show at Blackfish of Michael Knutson. What a great and easy way to return! My own enthusiasm for his remarkable paintings is evident in this video we made together a couple of years ago. His new show opens this coming First Thursday.

Art Focus on 09/28/10

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Tue, 09/28/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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ABSTRACT at the Cooley Gallery at Reed College

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Stephanie Schneider, Curator and Director of the Cooley Gallery at Reed College and Greg MacNaughton, Education Outreach Coordinator about ABSTRACT: Léonie Guyer, Ruth Laskey, Lynne Woods Turner, which is currently showing at the Gallery through December 5th.

Art Focus on 09/21/10

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Tue, 09/21/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Linda Tesner discusses the work of Alison Saar currently on exhibit at Hoffman Gallery

Host Wendy Webb speaks with Linda Tesner, Director of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. They discuss Alison Saar: Bound for Glory, an exhibition exploring the sculptures and works on paper of Alison Saar. Saar’s York: Terra Incognita, a tribute to the memory of William Clark’s slave, was dedicated on Lewis & Clark’s campus in May 2010. The exhibition is up through December 12th.

Art Focus on 09/06/10

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Mon, 09/06/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The People's Biennial and T:BA:10

Sean Ongley continues with special coverage of the Time Based Art Festival 2010. Guests for the Art Focus portion of the program will include Jens Hoffman and Harrell Fletcher, curators of The People's Biennial. Also, a short pre-recorded segment with Kristan Kennedy in her office at Washington High School, the Site of the Sights.

Art Focus on 08/31/10

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Kelly Rauer talks about "Shaping Sequence" at New American Art Union

Kelly Rauer talks about her high-definition video installation, Shaping Sequence, at New American Art Union. The work utilizes the lines of the body within the containing structure of the camera frame. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

Kelly Rauer is a Portland multi-media artist, who for the past 5 years, has worked to balance art-making, curating, art administration and exhibition design for organizations including the Portland Art Center, p:ear, Heidi McBride Gallery and Art Consultancy, PNCA and NAAU. In 2004 she received a BA in Fine Art and Photography from the Evergreen State College. She has created works in video, installation, sculpture and performance.

New American Art Union, 922 SE Ankeny St., 231-8294. Closes Sept. 19.

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Wid Chambers

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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"

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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)
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Judy Cooke

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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

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Tue, 05/25/2010

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

Plein Air Smackdown at Open Engagement

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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"

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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.

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  • Length: 28:54 minutes (39.7 MB)
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Victor Maldonado

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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"

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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

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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

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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
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  • Length: 28:23 minutes (38.99 MB)
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