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 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.

Art Focus on 04/13/10

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

Tom Cramer is the guest host while Eva Lake is away on holiday. He interviews art critic and man about town Richard Speer today!

Art Focus on 04/06/10

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Tue, 04/06/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Rick Scott on painting signs

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews Rick Scott, who specializes in hand-crafting signs and logos for the Portland Oregon area. He is knowledgable about mural and car painting techniques and is an expert handmade sign painter. Signs are one of our most ubiquitous art forms.

Art Focus on 03/30/10

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Tue, 03/30/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the painter James Lavadour talks about his work

James Lavadour has a show opening this week at PDX Contemporary Art. He's out guest on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 03/23/10

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Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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cris moss talks about portland 2010 biennial

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, with Cris Moss at the helm as curator. Moss will be my guest this week.

Art Focus on 03/16/10

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Tue, 03/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tim Dalbow talks about his painting

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. The gallery claims that it’s “an act of reversal and post-studio critique.” 

Art Focus on 03/09/10

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Tue, 03/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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beppu wiarda has a show about women, art + science

This week we feature an exhibition called 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.

Art Focus on 03/02/10

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Tue, 03/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on DISQUIETED

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.

Art Focus on 02/23/10

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Tue, 02/23/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Signs of Change and Gestures of Resistance

Gestures of Resistance and Signs of Change

Today 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.

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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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  • Length: 30:15 minutes (41.55 MB)
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