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

Digital Art Panel with Stephen Slappe, Krystal South and Theo Downes-Le Guin

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Digital Art Panel with Stephen Slappe, Krystal South and Theo Downes-Le Guin
On Feb 4, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a Digital Art Panel with Krystal South, Stephen Slappe and Theo Downes-Le Guin.
 
These two artists and one gallery owner will talk about Net art, mobile apps, art that exists only in computers, glitch art and the backlash against software and slick finishes. They will also talk about which artists are making a name for themselves in this realm.
 
Krystal South is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and writer whose piece "Identify Yourself" was included in PICA's TBA festival in 2013. http://idyrself.com/about.html In her day job she is a designer at Plus Citizen in Portland.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell
Art Focus one hour special.

On January 28 2014  at 11.00am Joseph Gallivan interviews the painter and sculptor Whiting Tennis. Tennis will talk about his response to the built environment in Seattle, his method of automatic drawing and how it relates to his three dimensional structures, and what kind of music he listens to in the studio. And blue tarps. Whiting Tennis has a show at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem which runs until March 23, 2104. This interview was recorded on January 23, 2014 as Tennis passed through Portland on his way to give a lecture in Salem.

http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2013-14/whiting_...
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism
On Tuesday January 2`, 2013, at 11.30am, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Bonnie Meltzer about her show "Coal - Not in Any Backyard." North Portland based artist and environmental activist Meltzer will talk about how her work relates  to the plans to ship coal by train and barge from Montana to the pacific coast and on to China. 

WHAT: Coal - Not in Any Backyard
WHERE: University of Portland, Buckley Center Gallery
WHEN: January 13 - February 6, 2014
Artist talk and reception: Saturday, January 18 , 2pm - 4pm 

Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

Bruce Guenther from the Portland Art Museum will join Eva Lake to discuss the Francis Bacon portrait of Lucian Freud, a triptych very much in the news. This work is currently on display at the museum.

Becoming Blackfish

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Blackfish Gallery turns 35

Blackfish Gallery turns 35 this year. Opening on December 31st is their "Becoming Blackfish" exhibition. Members Stephan Soihl, Barbara Black and Paul Missal (who will show in the back room) will be Eva Lake's guests on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, the 31st.

Art Focus on 12/24/13

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Mary Chomenko Hinckley will be Eva Lake's guest on December 17th. She has a show called Gates of Venice: Pattern and Color at the Augen Gallery.

Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

On December 10, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the conceptual artist Ben Buswell about his process-driven photography and sculpture. His works often involve cutting the surface of his photographs of water and sand as he explores perspective and the western thought. Ben Buswell's show We Live Only Through Ourselves is on now at Upfor Gallery until January 25, 2014.

Interview with Artist Jim Riswold

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jim Riswold

Jim Riswold will be Eva Lake's guest. We will talk about his latest show Art For Oncologists.

Photographer Isaac Layman on His Methods and His World View as Captured through the Lens

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Seattle photographer Isaac Layman about his methods, digital tools and world view

Joseph Gallivan interviews the photographer Isaac Layman, whose work is on show now in the Portland Art Museum as part of the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.
Layman is known for his large digital photo compositions based on everyday objects such as cupboards, sinks and cutting boards. Seattle resident Layman will talk about his photographic  method, his use of digital tools, and his world view as captured through the lens.
 
From the Elizabeth Leach Gallery press release for his Sept 2013 show "Funeral":

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"

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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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