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.

 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill about Samurai! at the Portland Art Museum

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill about Samurai! at the Portland Art Museum

On Tuesday October 29  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum.

Graybill will talk about Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. The show is about  the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world.
Samurai runs through January 12, 2014.
From the PAM.org web site: http://www.portlandartmuseum.org/special/samurai/home

Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art
On October 15, 2103, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy. Downes-Le Guin has just opened the Upfor Gallery in the Pearl, devoted to digital art. Murphy is showing Lattice-Face Parameter Chant, a mixture of prints and sculptures which have their origins in computer assisted design.

Diane Durston on A Distant View

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Durston from the Portland Japanese Garden on A Distant View
The Japanese Garden is hosting a beautiful show called A Distant View- ceramics by Sueharu Fukami, accompanied by photographs by Jean Vollum. The curator Diane Durston is our guest.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews three designers about Portland's two design festivals

On  Tuesday Oct 1, 2013  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design, and why Portland suddenly has two design festivals.   

Pines and Hillerns will talk about Design Week Portland and Cavanaugh will talk about the Portland Design Festival.  

 

Art Focus on 09/24/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 09/17/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews the filmmakers Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas

On Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the filmmakers Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas about their new multi-channel infrared video project "Incident Energy." They will be joined by the film's dancer and choreographer Jim McGinn.

 The film opens on September 20th at Disjecta. The work deals with Nature, Culture and the Body as viewed by invasive surveillance technology.

Art Focus on 09/10/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Terri Hopkins

Art Focus on 09/03/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy of PICA and Theo Downes-Le Guin of Upfor Gallery

On Tuesday Sept 3, 2013, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy, the Visual Art Curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Kennedy will talk about the visual art she has selected for the 2013 Time-Based Art festival which runs September 12 to 22nd.  

 

Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune.

Art Focus on 08/27/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Sherrie Levine

Bruce Guenther will discuss with host Eva Lake the Sherrie Levine exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

Art Focus on 08/20/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum

On August 20, 2013,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.

 

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"

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Art Focus
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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
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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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