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 07/31/12

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Tue, 07/31/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jesse Hayward

 Jesse Hayward has a show at Gallery Homeland the month of August called Breaking to Windward. He's our guest this week on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 07/24/12

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Jeff Jahn, Stephen Slappe, Jane Kate Wood and Curtis Knapp

Last week Victory Gallery hosted Hot Haus, a panel discussion about the future of art here in Portland. Jeff Jahn followed it up with a related post called Priming the Cultural Pump. Art Focus at KBOO thought it might be fun to extend the conversation on air here. Guests include Jeff Jahn, Stephen Slappe and Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary. Jane Kate Wood of Victory Gallery will also join us.

Art Focus on 07/17/12

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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lisa Gronseth

 Lisa Gronseth has a show at Chambers@916. The pieces are colaged paintings, all based on Dubai.

Art Focus on 07/10/12

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Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bobby Abrahamson, Julia Dolan and Myles Haselhorst

On July 10TH Bobby Abrahamson, Julia Dolan and Myles Haselhorst will talk about North Portland Polaroids, which encompasses 2 exhibitions and a book. The shows are at Blue Sky and Ampersand Vintage. Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography curator from the Portland Art Museum, wrote the essay for the book.

Art Focus on 07/03/12

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Tue, 07/03/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ben Pink of Launch Pad

After over 6 years and 60 exhibitions, Launch Pad Gallery is closing its doors. Director Ben Pink joins us. The last group show there will open this month.

Art Focus on 06/26/12

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Tue, 06/26/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Deep Field Gallery

Deep Field Gallery in Portland will open on July 5TH. Curated by Jennifer Porter of Chroma, Deep Field will feature four artists in a group show called Steel Environics. Artists are Stephen A. Miller, Garrett Price, Eric Holt and Brian Mock. The entire group will join us here at KBOO.

Art Focus on 06/12/12

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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The mixed media work of Mar Goman

The guest is local mixed media artist Mar Goman, who has a show at the 23 Sandy Gallery through June 16th.

The show is titled "INTROspective," and it features a series of unique artist books as well as other three-dimensional pieces using book pages, handwritten letters, matchsticks, rusty bits and more.

Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

Mar also has a show at Francine Sedars Gallery in Seattle from June 8th - July 4th.

Art Focus on 06/05/12

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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Exhibition and Release and Reception

In this episode we will cover an exhibition opening this week, curated by Jeanine Jablonski. It will be at The Cleaners @The Ace Hotel. The show pairs MFAs from PSU with exhibiting artists, namely:

Will Bruno & Chris Johanson, Sam Guerrero & Brad Adkins, Jessica Chantal Hickey & Wynne Greenwood

with Evan La Londe & Sol Hashemi, Rochelle Kulei & James Lavadour, Sean Schumacher & D.E. May

The reception is the evening of Thursday, June 7. Guests on the radio will be Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey.

There is also printed matter: [STUDIO], edited by Lisa Radon, celebrates the completion of a publication produced in response to visits by the artists of the 2011-12 PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series.

Art Focus on 05/29/12

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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Galleries at Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place downtown is currently hosting galleries on its third floor - these include PDX, Mark Woolley Gallery and Peoples Art. Directors Gabe Flores, Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman will be our guests.

Art Focus on 05/22/12

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Strayer on the photography and life of Marion Wood Kolisch

Jennifer Strayer is our guest on Art Focus - she is the curator of Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. 

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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.

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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.

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