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.

 

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Episode Archive

Art Focus on 05/14/13

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sandy Roumagoux

 

Sandy Roumagoux has a show at Blackfish. She is our guest this week.

Art Focus on 05/07/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews curator Diane Durston about Isamu Noguchi's Japanese Garden show

On Tuesday May 7, Joseph Gallivan interviews Diane Durston of the Portland Japanese Garden about the show of sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, the famed Japanese-American artist.

 

Art Focus on 04/30/13

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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artist Patrick Collier

 We have Patrick Collier on the radio with us.

Art Focus on 04/23/13

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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Terri Hopkins the curator of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University

On Tuesday April 23, Joseph Gallivan will interview Terri Hopkins about two shows on incarceration that she has curated at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, just south of Lake Oswego.

Hopkins will talk about the work of two artists. Julie Green's show is The Last Supper: 500 Plates, and consists of 500 hand painted ceramic plates showing what death row prisoners ordered for their final meal.

Buddy Bunting's "The Prison Industrial Complex" is a series of large scale drawings of modern American prisons.

 

http://www.marylhurst.edu/arts-and-events/art-gym/art-gym-exhibitions/current-exhibition.html

Art Focus on 04/16/13

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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brian Ferriso of the Portland Art Museum

Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum, will be Eva Lake's guest.

Art Focus on 04/09/13

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane

On Tuesday April 9, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane. 

Tane is a realist painter who depicts industrial maritime scenes (oil tankers, large ships, tugs etc), as well as street scenes from San Francisco and New York.  Tane has a fascinating background which includes shipping heavy sculptures for New York sculptors such as Mark Di Suvero in the 1970s, captaining ships, manufacturing tugboat pilothouses and running a marine salvage business in the waters around Portland. 

Art Focus on 04/02/13

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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Philip Iosca

Above is an installation by Philip Iosca at Fourteen30 Contemporary. He is out guest on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 03/26/13

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Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 03/19/13

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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews James Minden

On Tuesday March 19th at 11.30 a.m., Joseph Gallivan will interview Portland artist James Minden  about his current exhibition of handmade holograms titled Real / Unreal.  

Art Focus on 03/12/13

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Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan talks to abstract painter Deborah Gillis

On Tuesday March 12 at 11.30 a.m.  Joseph Gallivan talks to abstract painter Deborah Gillis about her show of recent paintings at Butters Gallery, which continues until March 30. Gillis will discuss the relationship between landscape and abstract elements in her work, her titles, her color palette, and her relationship with music and deadlines.  

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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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