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.

 

Coming Soon

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jacob and Arnold Pander about their joint show Fabrication / Corrosion
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 01/22/13

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Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mariana Tres of Portland's Society For Nebulous Knowledge

On Tuesday January 22 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Mariana Tres, curator of the Society for Nebulous Knowledge, about the show "Celestial Clockwork." In her show at Chambers@916 Gallery, Tres presents the artefacts of 19th Century Astoria clockmaker and astronomer Herschel McShougle. In 1867 he envisioned the measure of time in a wholly unprecedented way. He set out to build a clock that would keep time for ten thousand years.

Art Focus on 01/15/13

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Kelly Rauer and Samantha Wall
There is a two person show at Marylhurst Art Gym - Weight by Kelly Rauer and Laid to Rest by Samantha Wall. They will both be our guests on Art Focus this week.

Art Focus on 01/08/13

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Art Focus with guest Christopher Rauschenberg

Joseph Gallivan will interview photographer Christopher Rauschenberg about Museum, his show of recent photographs which runs at the Elizabeth leach Gallery January 3 to February 2, 2013.

For his photographs, Christopher Rauschenberg takes inspiration from his daily life and extensive travels. A recent journey to St. Petersburg gave rise to Museum, a series of photographs that capture arresting and absurd moments in the still reverence of museum settings. Rauschenberg creates unexpected juxtapositions of the unaltered every day, captured glances that illustrate wit and beauty that is often overlooked. His quietly scintillating compositions draw the viewer into an environment that allows for greater investigation and contemplation.

Art Focus on 12/18/12

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 12/11/12

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Molly Vidor and Nell Warren

Guest host Joseph Gallivan interviews two artists who are showing at PDX Contemporary Art, Molly Vidor and Nell Warren. The show is called Black Dove/Sky Forms.

Art Focus on 12/04/12

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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ceramic sculptor Sara Swink

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews local ceramic sculptor Sara Swink about her life in clay and her creative process.

Upcoming events for Sara Swink include:

Holiday Show & Sale of members of Sara's studio. Sat., Dec 8, 10 to 5 and Sun.,
Dec 9, noon to 4. Clay Circle Studio, 461 SW Alderwood Dr., West Linn

The BIG 300 SHOW where all benefits go to the Oregon Food Bank. Opening reception Sat., Dec 8, 2pm to 9pm. On the top floor of Pioneer Mall. 

Guardino Gallery's annual holiday show, Little Things. Runs until Christmas 2939 NE Alberta

And Sara conducts a TWO-DAY CREATIVE PROCESS WORKSHOP January 19 & 20, 2013

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Art Focus on 11/27/12

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Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brigitte Dortmund
Brigitte Dortmund on Art Focus

 Brigitte Dortmund has a show of paintings at the Mark Woolley Gallery for the month of November. She is our guest on Art Focus this week.

Art Focus on 11/20/12

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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Carol Benson

 

Carol Benson, who has a show at Blackfish for the month of November, will be our guest.

Art Focus on 11/13/12

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Tue, 11/13/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark R. Smith

 

Mark R. Smith will be our guest. His show Vestibules and Portals, Laminates and Veneers is at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Art Focus on 11/06/12

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Audio

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.

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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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