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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Episode Archive

Art Focus on 12/15/09

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Tue, 12/15/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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performance art panel

 

Rocksbox is hosting a series of performance art, Artists include Sean Patrick Carney, Alicia Love McDaid, Sarah Johnson, Michael Heinsch and Matthew Green. They will be all our guests for a performance panel on Art Focus Tuesday, the 15th of December.
 

Art Focus on 12/08/09

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Stephen O'Donnell has a show called Dix Huit at the Froelick Gallery. He will talk about this new work on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 11/24/09

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Tue, 11/24/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Brad Rogers is an artist who owns BRogers/Plan B on NE Broadway. The current show features Daguerreotypes and is co-curated by Jennifer Stoots.

Art Focus on 11/17/09

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Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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queer photography at Fontanelle

Leslie Miller, co-curator of Fontanelle Gallery, will join us to talk about Queer Gaze, their new photography show. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus on 11/10/09

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

Modou Dieng has a show called Black Star at the Marylhurst Art Gym which comprises of mixed media/collages using records and record sleeves. Listen to the audiofile here.

Art Focus on 11/03/09

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Josephson talks about new work at Laura Russo

Mary Josephson has a new show opening at the Laura Russo Gallery. Josephson is known for folk art-like portraits in paint and mosaic.

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Art Focus on 10/27/09

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

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

  • 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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