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.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 12/08/09

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Tue, 12/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Stephen O'Donnell has a show called Dix Huit at the Froelick Gallery. He will talk about this new work on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 11/24/09

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Tue, 11/24/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Brad Rogers is an artist who owns BRogers/Plan B on NE Broadway. The current show features Daguerreotypes and is co-curated by Jennifer Stoots.

Art Focus on 11/17/09

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Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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queer photography at Fontanelle

Leslie Miller, co-curator of Fontanelle Gallery, will join us to talk about Queer Gaze, their new photography show. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus on 11/10/09

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Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Modou Dieng has a show called Black Star at the Marylhurst Art Gym which comprises of mixed media/collages using records and record sleeves. Listen to the audiofile here.

Art Focus on 11/03/09

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Josephson talks about new work at Laura Russo

Mary Josephson has a new show opening at the Laura Russo Gallery. Josephson is known for folk art-like portraits in paint and mosaic.

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Art Focus on 10/27/09

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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Maria T.D. Inocencio makes art around community. Her present project is a mural for Innovative Housing located on NE Broadway and 82nd.
 

Art Focus on 10/20/09

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Tue, 10/20/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pierce talks about his new work

Ryan Pierce has an exhibition called Written from Exile at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The show comprises acrylic paintings which explore a post-industrial world. He is our guest today.

Art Focus on 10/06/09

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Tue, 10/06/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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guests from the upcoming Oregon Biennial, plus a "Day of Culture"

The Oregon Cultural Trust has given a grant to Disjecta to produce the (now rather homeless) Oregon Biennial. We will have Cynthia Kirk from the Trust, Bryan Suereth from Disjecta and Cris Moss the curator as our guests. Kirk will also talk about "A Day of Culture" coming up on the 8th. Listen to the audio here.

Art Focus on 09/29/09

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Tue, 09/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tom Cramer talks about his new work

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Tom Cramer has a show opening at Laura Russo this week - he will be our guest. 

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Tue, 09/15/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pat Boas shows "Record Record" at the Marylhurst Art Gym

Pat Boas opens a show at the Maryhurst Art Gym this week. The artist makes work that explores and examines language in context—letter by letter, word by word, image by image. Record Record includes four series that comment in very quiet ways on the text and images in The New York Times and a new series of digital works What Our Homes Can Tell Us that captures language found in the artist’s home and places of importance to her extended family.

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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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