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 09/03/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy of PICA and Theo Downes-Le Guin of Upfor Gallery

On Tuesday Sept 3, 2013, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy, the Visual Art Curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Kennedy will talk about the visual art she has selected for the 2013 Time-Based Art festival which runs September 12 to 22nd.  

 

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.

Art Focus on 08/27/13

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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Sherrie Levine

Bruce Guenther will discuss with host Eva Lake the Sherrie Levine exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

Art Focus on 08/20/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum

On August 20, 2013,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.

 

Art Focus on 08/13/13

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Hickory Mertsching
Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Art Focus on 07/30/13

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Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Holly Andres

ON JULY  30TH JOSEPH GALLIVAN INTERVIEWS PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ANDRES. SHE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HER SHOW "THE HOMECOMING" WHICH RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2013 AT THE HALLIE FORD MUSEUM IN SALEM, PART OF WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY. AS WELL AS THE MEANING OF HER FINE ART PHOTOS, SHE TALKS ABOUT SHOOTING SASQUATCH FESTIVAL FOR TEEN VOGUE, AND HER LOVE OF INSTAGRAM.

Art Focus on 07/23/13

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about artists books.

On July 23, 2013, at 11.3am Joseph Gallivan interviews the curator of graphic arts at the Portland Art Museum, Mary Weaver Chapin.

Weaver Chapin will talk about the artists books on display at "Artist & Book" at the museum through Sept 1.

 

Artists books are collaborations between artists, writers and publishers to create elaborate and beautiful collector's item books. Forms can range from circular pages in a movie reel canister to pop-up books to the more conceptual, such as text written on a pinwheel.    

For more information see https://www.portlandartmuseum.org/artistbook

Art Focus on 07/16/13

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Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum

On July 16, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate curator of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Miss Knapp will talk about current shows on at the Eugene museum, including New American Acquisitions,

 Living Legacies, and Su Kwak's "Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint."

 

Art Focus on 07/02/13

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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Shawn Records

Art Focus on 06/25/13

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee

On Tuesday June 25, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee, whose show Synergy is on now at the Mark Woolley Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall until July 14th, 2013.

Avio-Augee's work takes as its starting point the light of stars and travels deep into abstract territory, with the spiral as its core design element.

Art Focus on 06/18/13

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Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick will be Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus. The work is photo-based, whether it is her own or found and she does straight prints plus boxes, constructions and all kinds of assemblage.

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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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