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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Photographer Isaac Layman on His Methods and His World View as Captured through the Lens

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Seattle photographer Isaac Layman about his methods, digital tools and world view

Joseph Gallivan interviews the photographer Isaac Layman, whose work is on show now in the Portland Art Museum as part of the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.
Layman is known for his large digital photo compositions based on everyday objects such as cupboards, sinks and cutting boards. Seattle resident Layman will talk about his photographic  method, his use of digital tools, and his world view as captured through the lens.
 
From the Elizabeth Leach Gallery press release for his Sept 2013 show "Funeral":

PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series
The upcoming lecture by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (on Novemeber 22) is part of the focus of this episode and of the PCC Women In Art Series. Prudence Roberts, Sue Taylor, Marie Sivak and Elizabeth Bilyeu will be Eva Lake's guests.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Camden Murray of the Timbers Army about tifo displays

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Camden Murray of the Timbers Army about tifo displays
On Nov 12, 2103, Joseph Gallivan interviews Camden Murray, and artist and one of the designers of tifo [pronounced TEE-foe] at Portland Timbers soccer matches. Tifo displays use large banners, streamers, flares or other visuals to inspire the fan's chosen professional soccer team, and sometimes intimidate opponents and their fans. Murray will discuss the design and execution of Timbers Army tifos, the artistic rivalry with the Seattle Sounders, and talk about tifo's roots in Italy and its practice in Europe and South America.
Go Timbers!
For pictures of Timbers tifo, see http://timbersarmy.org/game-day/tifo


Interview with Painter Darren Orange

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Darren Orange

Darren Orange http://www.darrenorange.com/will be Eva Lake's guest. Orange is a painter from Astoria who is well known for his emotional and expressive work based in Oregon landscape, especially on the coast.


Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill about Samurai! at the Portland Art Museum

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill about Samurai! at the Portland Art Museum

On Tuesday October 29  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum.

Graybill will talk about Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. The show is about  the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world.
Samurai runs through January 12, 2014.
From the PAM.org web site: http://www.portlandartmuseum.org/special/samurai/home

Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art
On October 15, 2103, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy. Downes-Le Guin has just opened the Upfor Gallery in the Pearl, devoted to digital art. Murphy is showing Lattice-Face Parameter Chant, a mixture of prints and sculptures which have their origins in computer assisted design.

Diane Durston on A Distant View

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Durston from the Portland Japanese Garden on A Distant View
The Japanese Garden is hosting a beautiful show called A Distant View- ceramics by Sueharu Fukami, accompanied by photographs by Jean Vollum. The curator Diane Durston is our guest.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews three designers about Portland's two design festivals

On  Tuesday Oct 1, 2013  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design, and why Portland suddenly has two design festivals.   

Pines and Hillerns will talk about Design Week Portland and Cavanaugh will talk about the Portland Design Festival.  

 

Art Focus on 09/24/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 09/17/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews the filmmakers Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas

On Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the filmmakers Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas about their new multi-channel infrared video project "Incident Energy." They will be joined by the film's dancer and choreographer Jim McGinn.

 The film opens on September 20th at Disjecta. The work deals with Nature, Culture and the Body as viewed by invasive surveillance technology.

Audio

Maria T. D. Inocencio

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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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.

  • Title: Tom Cramer
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  • Length: 29:08 minutes (40.02 MB)
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Mark Menjivar

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Art Focus
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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.

  • Title: Mark menjivar
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:06 minutes (38.6 MB)
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Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and the Oregon Painting Society

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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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

program: 
Art Focus
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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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