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 08/09/11

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Tue, 08/09/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conceptual Oregon Performance School

Four artists here in Portland are offering classes for the summer - C.O.P.S - Conceptual Oregon Performance School. From the statement:

The Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.) is a free, artist-run, experimental summer school, with a focus on contemporary performance strategies. Its mandate is to engage participants in the methodologies, critical theory, and dialogue surrounding the discipline, while investigating its social and cultural role. Participants will experiment with a myriad of contemporary performance strategies, based upon formal and informal lectures, seminar-based dialogue, and structured group critique.

Art Focus on 08/02/11

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Tue, 08/02/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lisa Radon

Lisa Radon is our guest, curating Reading.Writing. at galleryHOMELAND at the Ford Building. 18 artists from all over the world are included in this exhibition.

Art Focus on 07/26/11

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Tue, 07/26/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs on “Blacklisted and Banned.”

Guest host Wendy Webb speaks with LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs, a longstanding force in the L.A. street art scene.

The Denizen Gallery @Milepost 5 and the Plum Bum Gallery are bringing Krebs to Portland to perform "You Don't Know What Art i$” for the closing of his visual art show “Blacklisted and Banned.” Joey Krebs, media activist, street artist, performer, and visual artist, along with his collective ARTSAVESLIVES, calls the commodification of "street art" into question. Recently Krebs was one of the protesters of the censorship of the 2011 MOCA graffiti show.

Art Focus on 07/19/11

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Tue, 07/19/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Cynthia Mosser

Cynthia Mosser has a show up at Augen Desoto this month. This current show is all about the egg, small and large pieces, layer upon layer of the oval. Some of the pieces are egg-shaped too. She's our guest on Art Focus this week.

Art Focus on 07/12/11

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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Andrea Ray Boyle and Sarah Farahat

Andrea (Ray) Boyle is our guest - she curated Coffee with Cardamom at Place II at the Settlement in Pioneer Square. This show includes the solo exhibition Can You See Me Now? (Part One): Reflections on Palestine by Sarah Farahat, who will also be our guest. Coffee with Cardamom also includes the group exhibit Mirrors: A Middle Eastern/ American Collaboration.

Art Focus on 06/28/11

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Tue, 06/28/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Appendix Project Space

On June 28th our guests on Art Focus will be from Appendix Project Space – Joshua Pavlacky, Travis Fitzgerald and Zack Davis. The upcoming show at Appendix is Neverland by Daniel J. Glendening and Michael Welsch.

Art Focus on 06/21/11

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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Paige Prendergast

Paige Prendergast, director of Breeze Block, will be our guest on Art Focus. Their current show is Concrete and Steel, a multimedia exhibition of urban geometry, features the work of Nick Makanna, Joe Chambers and Kit Crenshaw.

Art Focus on 06/14/11

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Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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curator and artist John Graeter

John Graeter is our guest - he has organized many art events in this city. He will now open his own gallery.

Art Focus on 06/07/11

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Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tom Cramer and Jeff Jahn discuss architecture

Tom Cramer will guest host, bringing on Jeff Jahn to give us "The Architecture Show."

Art Focus on 05/31/11

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Tue, 05/31/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary

This week our guest is Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary. Yu has been in the news a lot lately. It’s the new non-profit with grand aims and an even grander building. You can’t help but be inspired when you walk in there. The first exhibition is an archive from PCVA.

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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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Art Focus
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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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  • Length: 31:34 minutes (43.35 MB)
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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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Art Focus
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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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  • Length: 29:37 minutes (40.68 MB)
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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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  • Length: 30:15 minutes (41.55 MB)
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