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.

 

Coming Soon

Interview with Don Pyle about Trouble in the Camera Club Photo Exhibit at PMOMA Oct 3rd
 

Episode Archive

Theresa Weil on Because She Cares

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Theresa Weil

Theresa Weil has a portrait project called Because She Cares - paintings of non profit leaders. She is our guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther about "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther about "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden"
On Tuesday June 24  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther the Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum.
Bruce  will talk about the current exhibition "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden" which focuses on the elegant public space at the heart of Paris. The show runs until September 21, 2014.
Tuileries is pronounced TWEE-LER-EE
 
The Tuileries gardens were designed by the same landscape architect who did the chateaux gardens at Versailles, André Le Nôtre (1613–1700), and have been a public park since 1667, home to great plantings, statuary and of course people watching.  
 
From the press release:

Artist Sean Healy

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sean Healy

Sean Healy currently has a show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. He will be Eva Lake's guest.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Laura Russell of 23Sandy Gallery about the show Book Power Redux

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Laura Russell of 23Sandy Gallery about the show Book Power Redux

On Tuesday June 10 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Laura Russell, the owner of 23Sandy Gallery, Portland's only year round commercial book arts gallery.   
Russell will talk about the weird and wild books in the current show Book Power Redux which runs at SE23rd and Sandy through July 26.
 
 
From the press release:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Janelle Baglien of Studio Art Direct

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Janelle Baglien of Studio Art Direct
On June 3 2014 at 11.30 am Joseph Gallivan interviews Janelle Baglien, owner of Studio Art Direct. Janelle curates art on a large scale for hostials, offices and hotels. Her latest riject, the Kaiser Permanent Medical Center in Hillsboro, features over 900 works by regional artists.  She will explain what it takes to install a piece of art, what artists can do to better  their chances of getting their work featured, and what is the magical meaning of 14 minutes.
 

Painter Lucinda Parker interviewed by Tom Cramer

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Painter Lucinda Parker interviewed by Tom Cramer

Guest host and artist Tom Cramer interviews painter Lucinda Parker about her work and life as an artist in Oregon.

Art Focus on 05/06/14

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening about their set design for Othello at PCS

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening about their set design for Othello at PCS

On Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening. They are the Stage Designer and Technical Director at Portland Ceter Stage where they created the set for the current production of William Shakespeare's "Othello."

Fyfe and Schoening will talk about the concetpt of the set, how it was designed and physically made, and how it helps tell the story of Othello. 
 

The set design looks like an Escher work, with stairs that go up and down creating a maze with places to hide and reveal. It is a two-story, castle-like structure that revolves 360 degrees, weighs about 2,000 pounds, and is operated by a five horsepower motor.
 

Vanessa Renwick

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Vanessa Renwick

This is the year of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Vanessa Renwick just opened a gorgeous show at the Art Gym and that's just a small element of all that's happening. She is our guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

On Tuesday April 15, 2104, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a discussion between the architectural writer Brian Libby and the architects Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell. They will talk about the Portland Building, Memorial Coliseum and the GasCo building on Highway 30, and whether there is a case for preserving such Portland landmarks.  
 
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. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com 

Audio

Cris Moss, curator of Portland 2010 Biennial

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010

For contemporary art fans in this town, the last two weekends have been filled with the Portland 2010 Biennial. Disjecta is producing this secession of art events with help from a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Art Focus on KBOO already broke the initial story of how Disjecta received monies from the trust to make a city-wide contemporary art show happen, with Cris Moss at the helm as curator. Moss talked about the exhibitions.
 

Timothy Scott Dalbow

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/16/2010

Timothy Scott Dalbow has an interesting show up at the New American Art Union called “I Don’t Know Anyone in Paris.” The artist moved into the space, using it as his studio, painting mostly at night. On the opening night, there was only a big white, bare canvas, a couple of rockers lined up as if they were to view the ocean, some small ink drawings and signs of preparation and anticipation. The ongoing process of creating a big painting while viewers come and go over a period of six weeks is the show.

 

proof : women : art : science exhibition

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/09/2010

 

This week's broadcast is around the exhibition Proof: Art : Women : Science at Beppu Wiarda . My guests include the curator Lorna Nakell, the art historian Elizabeth Bilyeu and gallerist Gail Beppu. Throughout this month the gallery is presenting discussions every Sunday afternoon around women, art and science.

Bruce Guenther on "Disquieted"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/02/2010

The guest is Bruce Guenther, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum. Bruce Guenther curated the current exhibition, DISQUIETED, which shows through May 16th. Artists have always reflected and reacted to the world around them—and contemporary art, through its form or content, often disturbs as much as it provides solace. In DISQUIETED, a roster of renowned contemporary artists explore our social condition and respond to the most compelling issues of the day, challenging our preconceptions and exposing our vulnerability in turbulent times. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

  • Length: 28:16 minutes (12.94 MB)
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Signs of Change and Gestures of Resistance

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/23/2010

Art Focus presents a look at two current exhibitions in Portland dealing with protest and social change, Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now at PNCA and Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The guests are Namita Wiggers, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft; Mack McFarland, Curator at PNCA; and Dara Greenwald, Signs of Change Co-Curator. Kathleen Stephenson guest-hosts.

Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, is showing at PNCA Main Campus Building, Feldman Gallery + Project Space, 1241 NW Johnson St through March 19th. The show features hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. It surveys the creative work of dozens of regional, national, and international social movements, such as civil rights and black power in the United States; democracy in China; anti-apartheid in Africa; squatting in Europe; environmental activism and women's rights internationally; and the global AIDS crisis, as well as uprisings and protests, such as those for indigenous control of lands; against airport construction in Japan; and for social change in France. The exhibition also explores the development of powerful counter-cultures that evolve beyond traditional politics and create distinct aesthetics, life-styles, and social organizations. www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php

Gestures of Resistance shows at the Museum of Contemporary Craft at 724 NW Davis St until June 26, 2010. The exhibit focuses on craft actions in contemporary practice: works that use craft to agitate for change. Through a series of seven artist residencies, open conversations and a study center, the exhibition is a timely examination of what it means to create, to have personal agency, and to counter drives towards productivity and consumption through craft. Focusing on action, process and dialogue, the exhibition unfolds over its five-month tenure. For a complete list of visiting artists and open-residency dates please visit www.MuseumofContemporaryCraft.org.

  • Length: 28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)
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Art on the Vine, an auction to benefit OCAC

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/16/2010

Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, president of the Oregon College of Art and Craft and Joyce Campbell, co-chair of the event Art on the Vine were our guests for Art Focus. We talked about the auction, the history of the college and how craft thrives in the Pacific Northwest.

Corey Smith's "Obsolete Dreams"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/09/2010

My guest this week on Art Focus was Corey Smith. I've caught his shows here and there and now he's at Worksound, showing !Obsolete Dreams, all mixed media pieces. Smith is an Oregon artist who moved to Los Angeles - a lot of the work riffs on the deterioration of the California Dream (and our country in general). The flag here is made of remotes.

Soul Recovery Systems

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/02/2010

Felicity Fenton and Michael T. Hensley have formed Soul Recovery Systems, a project which helps us get rid of our inner trash. They talk about their videos, photo documentation and examples of this work.

Linda Tesner talks about "What is a Trade?"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/26/2010

Linda Tesner, curator of Lewis and Clark's Hoffman Gallery, talks about "What is a Trade?" This is a show by Donald Fels who collaborated with Indian sign painters to address globalization in India. The xhibition has large scale paintings, intense with color and graphics.

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Christopher Rauschenberg

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/19/2010

Christopher Rauschenberg talks about his new show of Paris flea markets at Elizabeth Leach, his work re-photographing Atget, the Portland Grid Project, Photolucida and more.

 

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