Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.
Joe Sacco has a new book out called "Footnotes in Gaza." He talks about the research behind the book and how he draws his panels. Sacco gives a reading and book signing at Powell's the same evening.
Laura Russell is an artist who is also the founder and director of 23 Sandy, a gallery on NE 23rd. Here she talks about artist books and her current exhibition, a group show called The Assignment. The book here is by Karen Kunc.
Brian Lindstrom is a Portland filmmaker who has two new films showing soon at Cinema 21: "Old Town Diary" and "To Pay my Way with Stories." We talked about the process of making his documentaries, which include workshops at Writing Around Portland.
Tim DuRoche, who curated at the new Oregon Jewish Museum The Shape of Time: Accumulations of Place and Memory, was my guest. This exhibition of photography works around Jewish history in Oregon via specific location and public memory. The photographers include Sika Stanton, Dr. Stu Levy, Bobby Abrahamson, Jeff Amram, Dr. William Galen, Carol Isaac and David Latham Reamer. Judith Margels, director of the museum, was also with us. The museum has just opened at 1953 NW Kearney.
Rocksbox is presenting Action Art this month. You can catch these artists in performance: Mathew Green, Michael Reinsch, Sarah Johnson, Alicia Love McDaid and Sean Patrick Carney. It was Patrick Rock, director of Rocksbox, who suggested I host a panel of them all on KBOO as opposed to just interviewing one artist and I liked the idea. They also give small performance bits during this show...
Stephen O'Donnell has a show at Froelick Gallery in the Desoto BLDG called Dix Huit. The paintings, for the most part, are historical gender-bending self portraits.
Leslie Miller is co-director and curator for Fontanelle Gallery in SW Portland. She discusses the new group photography show, "Queer Gaze."
Mary Josephson has a new show at the Laura Russo Gallery called Beneath the Surface. She talks about mosaic, painting, embroidery in her work.