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.

 

Episode Archive

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.

Art Focus on 04/13/10

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Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Richard Speer, art writer

Guest-host Tom Cramer speaks with Richard Speer, art writer at the Willamette Week.

Richard Speer is the author of the biography Matt Lamb:  The Art of Success (John Wiley & Sons), short fiction, and a forthcoming novel.

Audio

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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  • Length: 30:15 minutes (41.55 MB)
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