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.
 

 

Episode Archive

Art focus hosted by Andre Middleton with his guest: Sean Croghan

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
An interview with Sean Croghan
Many of our listeners may know of Sean Croghan from his years as a musician in Portland Oregon. As an Oregon native, he grew up exposed to arts and theater via his parents. He has played music most his life and always drew. Sean has been a prolific artist in his own right. His work speaks for itself. For the next month he has a solo show titled the WAGES of FEAR at the UnionKnott Gallery, 2726 NE MLK Bvld.
https://www.facebook.com/SeanCroghanArt/timeline

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors
 
Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors  
 
On Tuesday February 2, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo. Premo will discus his part in the show Water Warriors, which documents efforts by east coast Canadians and Native Americans to block fossil fuel exploration and drilling in their lands. Documentary filmmaker Premo co-runs Storyline Media in Brooklyn, New York, and has been very active in Occupy Sandy and Story Corps.  


From the press release:


 
Water Warriors
January 8, 2016 – February 27, 2016

Jan 26 Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Andre Middleton and special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna
Internationally renowned performance and installation artist James Luna
Puyukitchum/Luiseno) resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County San 
Diego, California. With over 30 years of exhibition and performance experience Luna
has given voice to Native American cultural issues, pursued innovative and versatile
media within his disciplines, and charted waters for other artists to follow.  His powerful
works transform gallery spaces into battlefields, where the audience is confronted with
the nature of cultural identity, the tensions generated by cultural isolation, and the 
dangers of cultural misinterpretations, all from an Indigenous perspective.

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown
On Tuesday January 19, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown. Brown paints in oils on linen on board, as well as in watercolor on paper. She calls these works abstract narrative landscapes. She discusses adding layers of paint and removing them with a sander, working on up to 40 paintings at a time, and how she can tell when a work is finished. She is based in the Hudson Valley in New York state. She teaches at Fordham University in the Bronx and discusses the type of work she sees amongst the young art students.   
 
 
From the press release:
 

Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with guest Pochas Radicales

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus is a weekly arts talk show with guest from a broad spectrum of communities
Pochas Radicales is an ongoing project founded by Villalobos during her undergraduate experience
 
at Portland State University. The lack of support and space for queer latinas/chicanas/pochas in
 
academia and community pushed her to create an environment in which to discuss the experience
 
of such an identity in the Pacific Northwest.

Art Based Activism

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

During 2015, women used art and humour to campaign to get sales tax removed from menstrual products, for an inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered women, and against continued micro-plastic pollution of the oceans and food chain. Program includes coverage of Canada, Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands.  

From the series WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service http://www.wings.org/

Art Focus on 12/29/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue
On Tuesday Dec. 22 2015 on Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews Jane Beebe of PDX Contemporary Art and artist Eugenia Pardue who will talk about having just come back from Art Basel Miami. They will discuss the role of the art fair and of the artist in a globally connected world.  Eugenia Pardue is a Portland based painter and sculptor who has been to Art Basel Miami for 12 years running. Art Basel Miami happens every year in early December. 
 
http://pdxcontemporaryart.com/artwork/black-dove/color?destination=front
http://www.eugeniapardue.com/#/2015/golden-30/
 
From the official Miami Beach website:
 
http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events/art-basel/art-festivals

Andre Middleton Interviews Margaret Jacobsen

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Margaret Jacobsen, Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
She's Margaret:) She likes to photograph people and all that comes with that. The heart, soul and spirit of a person. She tries to ca
pture that because its unique to every individual. She likes to showcase what makes you you. Your story. That's her favorite part about being a photographer... Getting to know you and where you come from and where you're going.


http://margaretjacobsen.com/

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA
On Tuesday December 8, 2015, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley, the President of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, who is leaving next year to become President of Antioch College in Ohio.
 
Manley talks about how the school is no longer a provincial undergraduate college and how digital natives don’t really recognize a digital-analog divide. Since he arrived from California 12 years go, Manley has helped raise the money for it to move to the 511 Building, and he has also seen his own four children develop into artists (admittedly, one of them is only 10.)
 
This episode was recorded at PNCA and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
From the PNCA website:
 

Audio

Lisa Radon

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 08/10/2009

This week on Art Focus my guest is Lisa Radon. Lisa is the mastermind behind Ultrapdx, an online magazine which started with a focus on design and style but eventually moved more firmly into art. She recently launched a new art blog at Portland Monthly, Culturephile. Radon is also known for her sound art, poetics and performances

  • Title: Lisa Radon
  • Length: 29:45 minutes (40.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Paul Middendorf and Caitlin Moore of galleryHomeland

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 08/03/2009

Paul Middendorf and Caitlin Moore joined us at KBOO to talk about galleryHomeland, an arts nonprofit here in Portland. Homeland has a great residency program, invites guest curators and is now planning a show of Portland artists in Berlin.

Pammela Springfield

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 07/27/2009

Pammela Springfield has Cannibals, a gallery/shop on NW 21st which features arts and crafts made of recycled materials.

  • Title: Pammela Springfield
  • Length: 28:04 minutes (38.55 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Eunice Parsons on Collage

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2009

Eunice Parsons is a master collage artist. She has several shows this year including a small retrospective at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem. Her manager and the director of 12 x 16 Gallery Cary Doucette was also with us at KBOO.

Alicia McDaid with Anthony Allen

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 07/13/2009

 

Alicia McDaid guest hosted on Art Focus this past week with an interview with Anthony Allen of the Paula Cooper Gallery in NYC about Sophie Calle.

Michael Kenna Interview

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

Michael Kenna joined us at KBOO while he was in town for the opening of his exhibition at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. He talked about photographing his travels, how he learned to print and why he lives in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Title: Michael Kenna
  • Length: 26:35 minutes (36.5 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Michael Brophy

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 06/29/2009

Michael Brophy talks about his new show "Silence" at the Laura Russo Gallery. The show has big canvases of landscapes in Eastern Oregon and small goauches made right after his studio and home went through a big fire.

  • Title: Michael Brophy
  • Length: 30:17 minutes (41.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

"Parallel Worlds" at the Japanese Garden

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009

Diane Durston of the Japanese Garden talks about the current exhibition Parallel Worlds, which explores and compares textles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest. Above you see a blanket from the Pacific Northwest. Diane Durston is the curator for this great exhibition.

Arvie Smith

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 06/15/2009

Arvie Smith visited KBOO and told us about his current show at Beppu Wiarda. Smith's paintings use intense colors and often complex compositions to tell stories out of his family and his own life.

  • Title: Arvie Smith
  • Length: 31:53 minutes (43.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Eric Vines of Sitka Center for Art + Ecology

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009

Eric Vines joined us on Art Focus – he’s the Executive Director for the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  Sitka hosts residency programs and many art, music and nature workshops.

 

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