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.

 

Coming Soon

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 12/11/12

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Molly Vidor and Nell Warren

Guest host Joseph Gallivan interviews two artists who are showing at PDX Contemporary Art, Molly Vidor and Nell Warren. The show is called Black Dove/Sky Forms.

Art Focus on 12/04/12

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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ceramic sculptor Sara Swink

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews local ceramic sculptor Sara Swink about her life in clay and her creative process.

Upcoming events for Sara Swink include:

Holiday Show & Sale of members of Sara's studio. Sat., Dec 8, 10 to 5 and Sun.,
Dec 9, noon to 4. Clay Circle Studio, 461 SW Alderwood Dr., West Linn

The BIG 300 SHOW where all benefits go to the Oregon Food Bank. Opening reception Sat., Dec 8, 2pm to 9pm. On the top floor of Pioneer Mall. 

Guardino Gallery's annual holiday show, Little Things. Runs until Christmas 2939 NE Alberta

And Sara conducts a TWO-DAY CREATIVE PROCESS WORKSHOP January 19 & 20, 2013

saraswink.com/


 

Art Focus on 11/27/12

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Brigitte Dortmund
Brigitte Dortmund on Art Focus

 Brigitte Dortmund has a show of paintings at the Mark Woolley Gallery for the month of November. She is our guest on Art Focus this week.

Art Focus on 11/20/12

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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Carol Benson

 

Carol Benson, who has a show at Blackfish for the month of November, will be our guest.

Art Focus on 11/13/12

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Tue, 11/13/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark R. Smith

 

Mark R. Smith will be our guest. His show Vestibules and Portals, Laminates and Veneers is at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Art Focus on 11/06/12

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 10/30/12

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Jacobs on the Affordable Art Fair in Seattle

In November Seattle will have an Affordable Art Fair. Jennifer Jacobs will join us to talk about the 4 day event which brings together over 50 galleries.

Art Focus on 10/23/12

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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Elizabeth Malaska and May Barruell

Art Focus will talk about a show at Nationale by Elizabeth Malaska, called We Never belonged to You. From the PR:

The body—especially the female body—has long occupied a contentious role within art historical discourse. For We Never Belonged to You, painter Elizabeth Malaska calls upon this familiar dichotomy of subject/object in order to both question and confuse the power of the viewer’s gaze.

The artist plus the director of Nationale May Barruel will join us.

Art Focus on 10/02/12

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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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MK Guth talks about work at the Art Gym and Liz Leach
  1. MK Guth will be our guest. She has two shows going up the month of October. At the Marylhurst Art Gym will be when nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain. That show opens October 7th. 

Art Focus on 09/25/12

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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell

On September 26th, Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books will present There is no finish line by Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell, a show which riffs off web-based imagery with an erotic spin. The two artists will be our guests on September 25th.

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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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