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 10/27/09

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Maria T.D. Inocencio makes art around community. Her present project is a mural for Innovative Housing located on NE Broadway and 82nd.
 

Art Focus on 10/20/09

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/20/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pierce talks about his new work

Ryan Pierce has an exhibition called Written from Exile at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The show comprises acrylic paintings which explore a post-industrial world. He is our guest today.

Art Focus on 10/06/09

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/06/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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guests from the upcoming Oregon Biennial, plus a "Day of Culture"

The Oregon Cultural Trust has given a grant to Disjecta to produce the (now rather homeless) Oregon Biennial. We will have Cynthia Kirk from the Trust, Bryan Suereth from Disjecta and Cris Moss the curator as our guests. Kirk will also talk about "A Day of Culture" coming up on the 8th. Listen to the audio here.

Art Focus on 09/29/09

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tom Cramer talks about his new work

Listen to the interview here!

Tom Cramer has a show opening at Laura Russo this week - he will be our guest. 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/15/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pat Boas shows "Record Record" at the Marylhurst Art Gym

Pat Boas opens a show at the Maryhurst Art Gym this week. The artist makes work that explores and examines language in context—letter by letter, word by word, image by image. Record Record includes four series that comment in very quiet ways on the text and images in The New York Times and a new series of digital works What Our Homes Can Tell Us that captures language found in the artist’s home and places of importance to her extended family.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Woolly Mammoth + Oregon Painting Society talk about their TBA show

In last week's episode of Art Focus about TBA, not everyone who was planned to appear got covered. So next week (on September 8th) I will have Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and the Oregon Painting Society on. Guests include: Woolly Mammoth--Rikki Rothenberg and Kathleen Keogh and Oregon Painting Society--Matt Carlson, Jason Traeger and Liam Drain.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/01/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ongley interviews PICA staff about TBA

Sean Ongley takes over this week's episode of Art Focus to bring us a special program about PICA's TBA 2009 festival.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Shettler talks about Milepost Five and the Manor of Art

 

Listen to the interview here.

Gavin Shettler is the director at Milepost Five. He’s now a wiser, maybe more pragmatic director of dreams than his previous incarnation at the Portland Art Center. 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/18/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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about the Falsefront exhibition

 

 

 

Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/11/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lisa Radon of Ultrapdx and Culturephile

Listen to the interview here.

Audio

Wid Chambers

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Art Focus
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Judy Cooke

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

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

 

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