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

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dana Lynn Louis about Clearing at Lewis & Clarke College
 

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Episode Archive

Art Focus on 08/21/12

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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Newspace, Center for Photography

Newspace is a center for photography in SE Portland. They've got a lot to talk about - a new gallery and entrance, complete with a 2ND digital lab just for scanning and printing, all manner of classes, critiques, summer camps, facilities and great exhibitions. They also have a new Director, Tricia Hoffman. She will join me on Art Focus, along with Executive Director Chris Bennett.

(Photo by Ray Bidegain, who is currently showing at Newspace)

Art Focus on 08/14/12

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Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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James Florschutz

James Florschutz is our guest - he has a show at Augen Gallery, titled Assemblage Wall Sculpture. The work is made from "the detritus of our lives." 

Art Focus on 07/31/12

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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.

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Joe Sacco on Footnotes in Gaza

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Tue, 01/12/2010

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 of 23 Sandy

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Tue, 01/05/2010

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 talks about his new documentaries

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Tue, 12/29/2009

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 and Judith Margles/the Oregon Jewish Museum

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Tue, 12/22/2009

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.
 

action artists at rocksbox

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Tue, 12/15/2009

 
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

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Tue, 12/08/2009

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.

Brad Rogers on Daguerreotypes

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Tue, 11/24/2009

Brad Rogers talks about the new show at his gallery, B. Rogers/Plan B, "Collecting History." It is a show of Daguerreotypes.

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Leslie Miller on the Queer Gaze

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Tue, 11/17/2009

Leslie Miller is co-director and curator for Fontanelle Gallery in SW Portland. She discusses the new group photography show, "Queer Gaze."

Modou Dieng

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Tue, 11/10/2009

Modou Dieng talks about his work at the Marylhurst Art Gym. The show is called Black Star. Dieng also runs Work/Sound and teaches at PNCA.

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Mary Josephson

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Tue, 11/03/2009

Mary Josephson has a new show at the Laura Russo Gallery called Beneath the Surface. She talks about mosaic, painting, embroidery in her work.

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