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

Art Focus on 06/29/10

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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Photographer Lauren Henkin on her new book, "Displaced.

Wendy Webb interviews photographer Lauren Henkin about her new book, "Displaced." Lauren's work explores loss and renewal through experimenting with light and landscape in locations such as Nova Scotia.


"Displaced" is a handmade limited edition book and Lauren is really talented and creative with self promotion and teaches workshops for artists on fundraising and marketing your work.


Lauren is Portland based and has a studio in North Portland on Mississippi avenue.


She has a book release party this weekend at the studio.

 


Here are some links about her work:


http://www.laurenhenkin.com/laurenhenkinphotographer.html

Art Focus on 06/22/10

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Tue, 06/22/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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deanne belinoff

Deanne Belinoff has a show up at Beppu Wiarda. Her mixed media works look at the Big Picture and the connectedness of all things. She’s our guest tomorrow on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 06/15/10

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Tue, 06/15/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tom Cramer and Eva Lake discuss the current exhibition at Augen Gallery

Tom Cramer will talk with Art Focus host Eva Lake about her current exhibition, Target Photomontages at Augen Gallery. The website of the artist includes a statement, more images and many links.

Art Focus on 06/08/10

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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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wid chambers

Wid Chambers has a show at Chambers @ 916. It's a full-room installation called "Wid B. Vicious Works the Room." He's out guest this Tuesday.

Art Focus on 06/01/10

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Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Judy Cooke

This month brings Judy Cooke to the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.  This particular show, called In Touch, examines the ideas of the Russian Constructivists and explores the space between painting and sculpture.

Art Focus on 05/25/10

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Tue, 05/25/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Leiv Fagereng

 

Our guest is Leiv Fagereng, who currently has a show at Froelick. This show is called Bittersweetsweet. It’s a collection of portraits from the artist’s own inner circle. In the past Leiv has painted places, animals, especially birds.

Art Focus on 05/18/10

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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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andrea schwartz-feit on her painting

Andrea Schwartz-Feit has a show at Butters this month 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.

Art Focus on 05/11/10

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Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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plein air smackdown is a part of the open engagement conference

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, the brainstorm of Mark R. Smith who teaches at PCC. Painting students from PCC, PSU and OCAC will have a painting competition of sorts.

Art Focus on 04/27/10

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Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gabriel Liston

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 in this exhibition and also check out his diaries from at least several years.

Art Focus on 04/20/10

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Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Victor Maldonado

Victor Maldonado has a beautiful exhibition up at Froelick, all green paintings. From what I understand, 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.

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Cris Moss, curator of Portland 2010 Biennial

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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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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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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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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.

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Signs of Change and Gestures of Resistance

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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.

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Art on the Vine, an auction to benefit OCAC

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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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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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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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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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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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