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

Art Focus on 03/30/10

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Tue, 03/30/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the painter James Lavadour talks about his work

James Lavadour has a show opening this week at PDX Contemporary Art. He's out guest on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 03/23/10

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Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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cris moss talks about portland 2010 biennial

For contemporary art fans in this town, the last two weekends have been filled with the Portland 2010 Biennial. Disjecta is producing this secession of art events with help from a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, with Cris Moss at the helm as curator. Moss will be my guest this week.

Art Focus on 03/16/10

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Tue, 03/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tim Dalbow talks about his painting

Timothy Scott Dalbow has an interesting show up at the New American Art Union called “I Don’t Know Anyone in Paris.” The artist moved into the space, using it as his studio, painting mostly at night. The gallery claims that it’s “an act of reversal and post-studio critique.” 

Art Focus on 03/09/10

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Tue, 03/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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beppu wiarda has a show about women, art + science

This week we feature an exhibition called Proof: Art : Women : Science at Beppu Wiarda . My guests include the curator Lorna Nakell, the art historian Elizabeth Bilyeu and gallerist Gail Beppu. Throughout this month the gallery is presenting discussions every Sunday afternoon around women, art and science.

Art Focus on 03/02/10

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Tue, 03/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on DISQUIETED

The guest is Bruce Guenther, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum. Bruce Guenther curated the current exhibition, DISQUIETED, which shows through May 16th. Artists have always reflected and reacted to the world around them—and contemporary art, through its form or content, often disturbs as much as it provides solace. In DISQUIETED, a roster of renowned contemporary artists explore our social condition and respond to the most compelling issues of the day, challenging our preconceptions and exposing our vulnerability in turbulent times. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

Art Focus on 02/23/10

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Tue, 02/23/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Signs of Change and Gestures of Resistance

Gestures of Resistance and Signs of Change

Today Art Focus presents a look at two current exhibitions in Portland dealing with protest and social change, Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now at PNCA and Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The guests are Namita Wiggers, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft; Mack McFarland, Curator at PNCA; and Dara Greenwald, Signs of Change Co-Curator. Kathleen Stephenson guest-hosts.

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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.

  • Title: Gabriel Liston
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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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