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.

Sculptor James FLorschutz was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 16 2014, talking about Wedges Plus at Augen Gallery.
 
Julia Dolan the photgraphy curator at the Portland Art Museum was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 9 2014, talking about the Blue Sky at 40 show. 

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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.

 

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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.

Art Focus on 02/16/10

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a discussion about Art on the Vine

OCAC has an upcoming auction to benefit the college, Art on the Vine. President Bonnie Laing-Malcomson will be our guest, telling us about the event on February 20th.

Art Focus on 02/09/10

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Tue, 02/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

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Our guest this week on Art Focus will be Corey Smith. He is currently at Worksound, showing !Obsolete Dreams, all mixed media pieces. Smith is an Oregon artist who moved to Los Angeles - a lot of the work riffs on the deterioration of the California Dream (and our country in general). The flag here is made of remotes.

Art Focus on 02/02/10

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Soul recovery Systems have found great ways to help us dispose of our inner trash

Michael T. Hensley and Felicity Fenton of Soul Recovery Systems tell us about their various projects, all involving ways to help us get rid of our inner trash.

Art Focus on 01/26/10

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Tue, 01/26/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Linda Tesner talks about What is a Trade?

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At the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark is "What is a Trade?" Artist Donald Fels collaborated with Indian sign painters to create an exhibition of large scale paintings about trade in India. The panels have all the intense colors and graphics we expect from sign painters. This particular art form is dying out as computers and inkject printing are taking over. Every piece tells a different story. Curator Linda Tesner will be our guest to talk about the show.

Art Focus on 01/19/10

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Chris Rauschenberg talks about his new show of photographs

Christopher Rauschenberg will talk about his new show of large photographs at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The photos are of Paris flea markets.

Art Focus on 01/12/10

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Joe Sacco discusses his new book

Joe Sacco will be our guest. He has a new book out!

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A sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in the most tormented of places, FOOTNOTES IN GAZA (Metropolitan Books/December 22, 2009), the highly anticipated new work by award-winning graphic novelist Joe Sacco, recounts fifty years of history across hundreds of pages of absorbing, deftly drawn panels. Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics.

Art Focus on 01/05/10

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Tue, 01/05/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Laura Russell is our guest on Art Focus. She directs 23 Sandy, which currently hosts an artist book exhibition. The show is called The assignment.

Art Focus on 12/29/09

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Tue, 12/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Our guest is Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker. He has a new film coming out...He says:

 "Old Town Diary", a film project I've been doing with folks coping with mental illness and addiction, plays at Cinema 21 on Feb. 28th at 6 pm (along with my documentary "To Pay My Way With Stories"). We used writing exercises and class discussion to write a film script. Art Alexakis of Everclear stars, along with Paul Kochs, who was featured in my documentary "Finding Normal." I will bring one or two of the participants to KBOO.

Art Focus on 12/22/09

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Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

My guest on Art Focus this week (december 22nd) is Tim DuRoche, who curated at the new Oregon Jewish Museum The Shape of Time: Accumulations of Place and Memory. This exhibition of photography works around Jewish history in Oregon via specific location and public memory. The photographers include Sika Stanton, Dr. Stu Levy, Bobby Abrahamson, Jeff Amram, Dr. William Galen, Carol Isaac and David Latham Reamer.

The new museum just opened and this show is a part of a big program of events and exhibitions. The museum includes a research library and beautiful screening room. The director Judith Margles will also be my guest.

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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.

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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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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.

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