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.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 10/30/12

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Jacobs on the Affordable Art Fair in Seattle

In November Seattle will have an Affordable Art Fair. Jennifer Jacobs will join us to talk about the 4 day event which brings together over 50 galleries.

Art Focus on 10/23/12

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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Elizabeth Malaska and May Barruell

Art Focus will talk about a show at Nationale by Elizabeth Malaska, called We Never belonged to You. From the PR:

The body—especially the female body—has long occupied a contentious role within art historical discourse. For We Never Belonged to You, painter Elizabeth Malaska calls upon this familiar dichotomy of subject/object in order to both question and confuse the power of the viewer’s gaze.

The artist plus the director of Nationale May Barruel will join us.

Art Focus on 10/02/12

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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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MK Guth talks about work at the Art Gym and Liz Leach
  1. MK Guth will be our guest. She has two shows going up the month of October. At the Marylhurst Art Gym will be when nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain. That show opens October 7th. 

Art Focus on 09/25/12

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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell

On September 26th, Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books will present There is no finish line by Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell, a show which riffs off web-based imagery with an erotic spin. The two artists will be our guests on September 25th.

Art Focus on 09/18/12

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Tue, 09/18/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Storm Tharp

Storm Tharp will be our guest on Art Focus. His exhibition Holding a Peach is at PDX Contemporary Art for the month of September. The show incorporates painting, sculpture, fabric design and much more.

Art Focus on 09/11/12

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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Kristan Kennedy on End Things at TBA

 Van Brummelen & De Haan: Monument to Another Man's Fatherland

PICA's TBA festival is currently in full swing. The visual art curator Kristan Kennedy will join us to discuss End Things which is mostly housed at The Works at Washington High School.

Art Focus on 09/04/12

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Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Namita Wiggers, Julie Mancini and Ellen Wishnetzky

On September 4th, our guests on Art Focus are from the PNCA Museum of Contemporary Craft and Mercy Corps, regarding the show Design with the Other 90%: Cities. Julie Mancini and Namita Wiggers will join us.

Art Focus on 08/28/12

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Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lorena Guillen Vaschetti & Norma Vaschetti

Lorena Guillen Vaschetti and Norma Vaschetti will be our guests. They have a show opening at Ampersand, an exhibition of photographs & paintings.

Art Focus on 08/21/12

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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Newspace, Center for Photography

Newspace is a center for photography in SE Portland. They've got a lot to talk about - a new gallery and entrance, complete with a 2ND digital lab just for scanning and printing, all manner of classes, critiques, summer camps, facilities and great exhibitions. They also have a new Director, Tricia Hoffman. She will join me on Art Focus, along with Executive Director Chris Bennett.

(Photo by Ray Bidegain, who is currently showing at Newspace)

Art Focus on 08/14/12

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Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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James Florschutz

James Florschutz is our guest - he has a show at Augen Gallery, titled Assemblage Wall Sculpture. The work is made from "the detritus of our lives." 

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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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