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.

Sculptor James FLorschutz was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 16 2014, talking about Wedges Plus at Augen Gallery.
 
Julia Dolan the photgraphy curator at the Portland Art Museum was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 9 2014, talking about the Blue Sky at 40 show. 

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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.

 

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Episode Archive

Art Focus on 08/31/10

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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Kelly Rauer talks about "Shaping Sequence" at New American Art Union

Kelly Rauer talks about her high-definition video installation, Shaping Sequence, at New American Art Union. The work utilizes the lines of the body within the containing structure of the camera frame. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

Kelly Rauer is a Portland multi-media artist, who for the past 5 years, has worked to balance art-making, curating, art administration and exhibition design for organizations including the Portland Art Center, p:ear, Heidi McBride Gallery and Art Consultancy, PNCA and NAAU. In 2004 she received a BA in Fine Art and Photography from the Evergreen State College. She has created works in video, installation, sculpture and performance.

New American Art Union, 922 SE Ankeny St., 231-8294. Closes Sept. 19.

Art Focus on 08/17/10

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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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julie perini talks about her videos

Julie Perini will talk about Girl Next Door, a video at Pushdot.

Art Focus on 08/10/10

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Michelle Ross on "Home Curating"

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews artist Michelle Ross, who teaches drawing and painting at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She created and curated "Home Curating," which is showing at the Hoffman Gallery through September 30th.

The exhibition was inspired by the book, "The Gift," by Lewis Hyde and seeks to illuminate the non-commercial aspect of artistic practice and its importance in a culture increasingly overrun by money and commodities.

 

Art Focus on 08/03/10

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Tue, 08/03/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sherrie Wolf

In August Sherrie Wolf will show “Faces” at the Laura Russo Gallery. All the paintings of faces are from art history. She's our guest today.

Art Focus on 07/20/10

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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Jacobs

This Tuesday Diane Jacobs will be my guest on Art Focus. Currently she has a show up called Bowing to Paradise at 23 Sandy – an installation in the front gallery and a room full of objects in back. The gallery website has plenty of installation shots.

Art Focus on 07/13/10

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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jeff Jahn discusses his new show at NAAU

Jeff Jahn blasted into this town over ten years ago, curating group shows with far-reaching consequences. Jeff also co-founded PORT, a website all about Portland art. He is also a practicing artist, showing this month Vection at The New American Art Union .

Art Focus on 07/06/10

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Tue, 07/06/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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calvin ross carl

He’s got a website. He’s got a blog. He’s got another website. He’s a curator. He’s an artist and he’s got a show called Purple Mountain Majesty right now at Half Dozen. His name is Calvin Ross Carl and he's our guest today!

Art Focus on 06/29/10

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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Photographer Lauren Henkin on her new book, "Displaced.

Wendy Webb interviews photographer Lauren Henkin about her new book, "Displaced." Lauren's work explores loss and renewal through experimenting with light and landscape in locations such as Nova Scotia.


"Displaced" is a handmade limited edition book and Lauren is really talented and creative with self promotion and teaches workshops for artists on fundraising and marketing your work.


Lauren is Portland based and has a studio in North Portland on Mississippi avenue.


She has a book release party this weekend at the studio.

 


Here are some links about her work:


http://www.laurenhenkin.com/laurenhenkinphotographer.html

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.

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Maria T. D. Inocencio

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Tue, 10/27/2009

Maria T. D. Inocencio talks about a public art project for Innovative Housing.

Ryan Pierce

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Tue, 10/20/2009

Ryan Pierce has a show up at Elizabeth Leach called Written from Exile. The work addresses a post-industrial world.

Portland 2010 + the Oregon Cultural Trust

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Tue, 10/06/2009

The Oregon Cultural Trust has given a grant to Disjecta to produce the (now rather homeless) Oregon Biennial. It will be called Portland 2010. I had Cynthia Kirk from the Trust, Bryan Suereth from Disjecta and Cris Moss the curator as my guests on Art Focus at KBOO. Kirk also spoke about "A Day of Culture" coming up on the 8th.

Tom Cramer

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Tue, 09/29/2009

Tom Cramer has a new show opening at Laura Russo this week. He will be my guest tomorrow on Art Focus. His exhibitions keep pushing forward into new territory and this one in particular has a big variety of approaches. Some seems Byzantine; his silver and gold is better than ever. One work is like an oil slick, reminiscent of Arts and Crafts and Tiffany. There are loads of Art Nouveauish sexy loops and plantlike shapes. He's doing this all-over wood burning thing too which is subtle from afar and intense close up. There are a few pieces which are really 60s - in that optimistic, almost fabric/fashion Marimekko way. I love it all. It seems to me that wood is his arena, he really owns it and finds new ways to work with it.

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Mark Menjivar

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Tue, 09/22/2009

Mark Menjivar has a show opening on the 23rd at Ampersand Vintage. The show is called You are What You Eat. The photographs examine the interiors of refrigerators of homes across the country. Mark is a part of the slow food movement.

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Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and the Oregon Painting Society

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Tue, 09/08/2009

For PICA's TBA festival we have an interview with Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and the Oregon Painting Society on. Guests include: Woolly Mammoth--Rikki Rothenberg and Kathleen Keogh and Oregon Painting Society--Matt Carlson, Jason Traeger and Liam Drain.

The Works 2009

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Tue, 09/01/2009

Here is an interview with two artists: Fawn Krieger and Jesse Hayward, recorded during the construction of their respective installations at Time Based Arts Festival site for "The Works". For TBA '09, PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts) gained access to the defunct Washington High School. Using the old theater and two complete floors, artists set up a variety of installations in former classroom spaces. The artists interviewd here are only two of about a dozen different installations. Though TBA '09 events are over, the galleries are open at Washington High School through October. Visit PICA.ORG for more details.

Fawn Krieger is a New York based artist and was invited for residency to produce the installation interviewed in this piece. She calls it "National Park" and you can learn more about it and see photos at www.fawnkrieger.com.

Jesse Hayward is based in Portland and produces interactive installations that often speak to the playfulness of art and craft. You can also learn more about his work at www.jessehayward.com.

Also, notice an original short piece of Musique Concrete in between the interviews. I produced this on behalf of Fawn, who provided the audio samples.

Interview with the Curators of Time Based Arts 2009

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Tue, 09/01/2009

Two days before the big opening reception for Time Based Arts Festival 2009, the "big three" curators of TBA joined guest host of Art Focus, Sean Ongley, for a special program discussing the event. Erin Boberg and Kristan Kennedy were live in the studio, while guest artistic director Cathy Edwards joined us from New Haven by telephone. Special guest and TBA '08 performer, Mike Daisey also joined us by phone.

Gavin Shettler

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Mon, 08/24/2009

Pictured above is a fresh-faced Gavin Shettler, a few years before the Portland Art Center and his current gig at Milepost Five. He’s now a wiser, maybe more pragmatic director of dreams. We talked about the recent show The Manor of Art at Milepost Five.
 

Michelle Ramin and Jason Doize

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Mon, 08/17/2009

This week on Art Focus my guest will be Michelle Ramin, who has a show up at Falsefront called Need it/Got it - along with the director of Falsefront, Jason Doizé. Falsefront is a curious space – in a neighborhood full of homes, it looks like it must have been a storefront at one time. Inside it looks like a regular gallery (which I confess to liking). The exhibition has a closing party this week.

 

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