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 05/18/10

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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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andrea schwartz-feit on her painting

Andrea Schwartz-Feit has a show at Butters this month called “Seeing Without Knowing.” She uses encaustic to make images which are geometric and organic at the same time. They also jump back forth between abstraction and representation.

Art Focus on 05/11/10

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Tue, 05/11/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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plein air smackdown is a part of the open engagement conference

From May 14th through the 17th Portland will host Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse. This conference says it will challenge our traditional ideas of what art is and does. It will present artists, projects and events which will mediate the contemporary frameworks of art as service, as social space, as activism, as interactions, and as relationships.

One of the events is Plein Air Smackdown, the brainstorm of Mark R. Smith who teaches at PCC. Painting students from PCC, PSU and OCAC will have a painting competition of sorts.

Art Focus on 04/27/10

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Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gabriel Liston

Gabriel Liston has moved his studio into the New American Art Union, producing an exhibition called Take That and Stand By for Trouble. We can watch the progress on a work in this exhibition and also check out his diaries from at least several years.

Art Focus on 04/20/10

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Tue, 04/20/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Victor Maldonado

Victor Maldonado has a beautiful exhibition up at Froelick, all green paintings. From what I understand, this installation is comprised of panels in size of all the TV screens he has ever lived with. Maldonado addresses cross cultural identity and traffic via the monochrome.

Art Focus on 04/13/10

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Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Richard Speer, art writer

Guest-host Tom Cramer speaks with Richard Speer, art writer at the Willamette Week.

Richard Speer is the author of the biography Matt Lamb:  The Art of Success (John Wiley & Sons), short fiction, and a forthcoming novel.

Art Focus on 04/13/10

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Richard Speer

Tom Cramer is the guest host while Eva Lake is away on holiday. He interviews art critic and man about town Richard Speer today!

Art Focus on 04/06/10

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Tue, 04/06/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Rick Scott on painting signs

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews Rick Scott, who specializes in hand-crafting signs and logos for the Portland Oregon area. He is knowledgable about mural and car painting techniques and is an expert handmade sign painter. Signs are one of our most ubiquitous art forms.

Art Focus on 03/30/10

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Tue, 03/30/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the painter James Lavadour talks about his work

James Lavadour has a show opening this week at PDX Contemporary Art. He's out guest on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 03/23/10

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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cris moss talks about portland 2010 biennial

For contemporary art fans in this town, the last two weekends have been filled with the Portland 2010 Biennial. Disjecta is producing this secession of art events with help from a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, with Cris Moss at the helm as curator. Moss will be my guest this week.

Art Focus on 03/16/10

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Tue, 03/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tim Dalbow talks about his painting

Timothy Scott Dalbow has an interesting show up at the New American Art Union called “I Don’t Know Anyone in Paris.” The artist moved into the space, using it as his studio, painting mostly at night. The gallery claims that it’s “an act of reversal and post-studio critique.” 

Audio

Lisa Radon

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Art Focus
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Paul Middendorf and Caitlin Moore of galleryHomeland

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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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.

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

Eunice Parsons on Collage

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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Michael Brophy

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Art Focus
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

"Parallel Worlds" at the Japanese Garden

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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Eric Vines of Sitka Center for Art + Ecology

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Art Focus
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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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