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.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is 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.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 02/23/10

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Tue, 02/23/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Signs of Change and Gestures of Resistance

Gestures of Resistance and Signs of Change

Today Art Focus presents a look at two current exhibitions in Portland dealing with protest and social change, Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now at PNCA and Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The guests are Namita Wiggers, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft; Mack McFarland, Curator at PNCA; and Dara Greenwald, Signs of Change Co-Curator. Kathleen Stephenson guest-hosts.

Art Focus on 02/16/10

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Tue, 02/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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a discussion about Art on the Vine

OCAC has an upcoming auction to benefit the college, Art on the Vine. President Bonnie Laing-Malcomson will be our guest, telling us about the event on February 20th.

Art Focus on 02/09/10

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Tue, 02/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

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Our guest this week on Art Focus will be Corey Smith. He is currently at Worksound, showing !Obsolete Dreams, all mixed media pieces. Smith is an Oregon artist who moved to Los Angeles - a lot of the work riffs on the deterioration of the California Dream (and our country in general). The flag here is made of remotes.

Art Focus on 02/02/10

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Tue, 02/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Soul recovery Systems have found great ways to help us dispose of our inner trash

Michael T. Hensley and Felicity Fenton of Soul Recovery Systems tell us about their various projects, all involving ways to help us get rid of our inner trash.

Art Focus on 01/26/10

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Tue, 01/26/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Linda Tesner talks about What is a Trade?

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At the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark is "What is a Trade?" Artist Donald Fels collaborated with Indian sign painters to create an exhibition of large scale paintings about trade in India. The panels have all the intense colors and graphics we expect from sign painters. This particular art form is dying out as computers and inkject printing are taking over. Every piece tells a different story. Curator Linda Tesner will be our guest to talk about the show.

Art Focus on 01/19/10

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Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Chris Rauschenberg talks about his new show of photographs

Christopher Rauschenberg will talk about his new show of large photographs at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The photos are of Paris flea markets.

Art Focus on 01/12/10

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Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joe Sacco discusses his new book

Joe Sacco will be our guest. He has a new book out!

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A sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in the most tormented of places, FOOTNOTES IN GAZA (Metropolitan Books/December 22, 2009), the highly anticipated new work by award-winning graphic novelist Joe Sacco, recounts fifty years of history across hundreds of pages of absorbing, deftly drawn panels. Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics.

Art Focus on 01/05/10

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Tue, 01/05/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Laura Russell is our guest on Art Focus. She directs 23 Sandy, which currently hosts an artist book exhibition. The show is called The assignment.

Art Focus on 12/29/09

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Tue, 12/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Our guest is Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker. He has a new film coming out...He says:

 "Old Town Diary", a film project I've been doing with folks coping with mental illness and addiction, plays at Cinema 21 on Feb. 28th at 6 pm (along with my documentary "To Pay My Way With Stories"). We used writing exercises and class discussion to write a film script. Art Alexakis of Everclear stars, along with Paul Kochs, who was featured in my documentary "Finding Normal." I will bring one or two of the participants to KBOO.

Art Focus on 12/22/09

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Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

My guest on Art Focus this week (december 22nd) is Tim DuRoche, who curated at the new Oregon Jewish Museum The Shape of Time: Accumulations of Place and Memory. This exhibition of photography works around Jewish history in Oregon via specific location and public memory. The photographers include Sika Stanton, Dr. Stu Levy, Bobby Abrahamson, Jeff Amram, Dr. William Galen, Carol Isaac and David Latham Reamer.

The new museum just opened and this show is a part of a big program of events and exhibitions. The museum includes a research library and beautiful screening room. The director Judith Margles will also be my guest.

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Lisa Radon

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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; she performs occasionally with Tim DuRoche, who is pictured with her above.

  • Title: Lisa Radon
  • Length: 29:45 minutes (40.87 MB)
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Paul Middendorf and Caitlin Moore of galleryHomeland

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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

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Mon, 07/27/2009

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

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  • Length: 28:04 minutes (38.55 MB)
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Eunice Parsons on Collage

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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

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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

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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)
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Michael Brophy

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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)
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"Parallel Worlds" at the Japanese Garden

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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

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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)
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Eric Vines of Sitka Center for Art + Ecology

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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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