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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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas, owner of the new gallery Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art. He will talk about "THE SUM OF ITS PARTS- Part 2". Thomas was crucial to the development of the art scene in Portland when he ran the Jamison/Thomas Gallery with William Jamison in the 1980s.
Thomas also talks about the Portland scene, his changing feelings about abstraction, and growing up with Dennis Hopper as a stepfather.

Audio editing by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 
 
From the press release:

Art Focus on 03/17/15

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

We hear an archival interview with artist and educator Judy Chicago, recorded just before the opening of her Masterpiece installation The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1979.

Judy Chicago was an important advocate for the Feminist Arts Program at Cal Arts.  She began hosting a radio program at KPFK Los Angeles, and cofounded the Los Angeles Women's Building in 1973. 

In 1974 Judy began creating her landmark artistic Installation The Dinner Party. 

It would take 6 years to complete this masterpiece of 39 place settings arranged into groupings of 13, with the three dining tables arranged into a triangle.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner (pronounced "burner"), the Chief Enrollment Officer and Director of Admissions at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Boerner will talk about how to get into art school, what OCAC has to offer, and describes National Portfolio Day (which happens each  January), where prospective students can meet representatives from art schools from around the country and get advice on their portfolio.
www.ocac.edu/npday
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum
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On Tuesday February 10, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill, the Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Stanfill will talk about "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945," a show at the Portland Art Museum (through May 3) which examines Italy’s dramatic transition from postwar devastation to a burgeoning industry.

She discusses the role of Italian fascism in the development of the garment industry, the rise of Rome, Florence and Milan as fashion centers, and the time Emilio Pucci made outfits for the Reed College ski team.
 
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton
On Tuesday, February 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Jo Hamilton about her show "Whom" which runs at the Laura Russo Gallery until Feb 28.
Hamilton trained as a painter in her hometown of Glasgow, UK but her latest show uses crotchet to make wall-mounted portraits ranging from police mugshots to other artists to her mother with a black eye. Hamilton will talk about some of the characters she has worked with, the way the medium unsettles expectations, and where to get the best acrylic yarn.    
 
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Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre
Guest host Ken Jones talks with in-studio guests Sean Cawelti, Andrew Fridae, and McKenna Twedt about Zen Shorts, the latest production from Portland’s Tears of Joy Theatre. Sean is the director, and Andrew and McKenna are puppeteers/actors in the production. Tears of Joy is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatres, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year their programs play to over 100,000 children and adults.

The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact
You've heard of Hip-Hop, but what about Krip-Hop? That's the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians, and MCs. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear the story of Krip Hop from hate mail to worldwide phenomenon.  

Guests: Leroy Moore, co-founder of Krip Hop Nation, poet, activist, journalist; Joy Elan, poet

http://www.radioproject.org/

CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Scott Timberg, longtime culture writer and editor based in Los Angeles, about his new book "CULTURE CRASH: The Killing of the Creative Class." They discuss what recent changes in technology, economics and social norms mean for the art, culture and the creative class.

Scott Timberg's stories have appeared in The New York Times, Salon and Los Angeles magazine. He was an LA Times staff writer for six years. He blogs at http://www.artsjournal.com/culturecrash/

Joseph Gallivan interviews the light artist Hap Tivey about his show Surface of Light

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews light artist Hap Tivey
On Tuesday, January 13 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the light artist Hap Tivey. Tivey will talk about his show Surface of Light, how he uses LEDs on a white walls and how he manipulates fields of light to push the viewer's threshold of perception. Tivey's show is on now at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery through Jan 31.
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John Brodie talks about his Store for a Month

program: 
Art Focus
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Mon, 06/01/2009

John Brodie organized Store for a Month, which opens June 3rd. Brodie takes his concept from Claes Oldenburg’s “Store” of 1961, inviting artists to make works on the spot and sell them too. One of the works offered is the piece above, Cloud Painting 1 by Arcy Douglass. Over 60 artists are participating. John Brodie will joined us on KBOO and told us all about the store.

Myles Haselhorst of Ampersand

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Art Focus
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Mon, 05/25/2009

We talked to Myles Haselhorst who owns Ampersand Vintage on NE Alberta. Ampersand has books, art and emphemera. Their upcoming exhibition of mixed-media paintings is by Graham Fracha (image above).

Anne Grgich

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Art Focus
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Mon, 05/18/2009

Anne Grgich is a self-taught outsider artist who recently returned to Portland to stay. She shows with Mark Wooley and has shown all over the world. She known for dense, over-the-top books which are collaged, painted and are more like sculpture than what we typcally think of as books. She talks about her work here but also Outsider art in general.

  • Title: Anne Grgich
  • Length: 30:07 minutes (41.36 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Mark Woolley

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Art Focus
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Mon, 05/04/2009

Mark Woolley joined us at KBOO during our pledge drive to talk about the closing of his gallery and what he plans to do in the future (more curating!).

  • Title: Mark Woolley
  • Length: 30:11 minutes (41.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Kim McKenna

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Art Focus
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Mon, 04/27/2009

Kim McKenna has a show of paintings at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery in NW Portland. The exhibition is called Modern Problems and it is an exploration of artificiality as it relates to various types of pictorial space. She used photographs and images from pop culture in her views of both interior and exterior scapes.

  • Title: Kim McKenna
  • Length: 29:09 minutes (40.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Richard Schemmerer

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Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 04/20/2009

Richard Schemmerer talks about his window installation called Never Good Enough at PDX Contemporary Art (pictured above). He is also currently in a show called Double Vision at Virtuoso’s Back Room Project Space. He also has a blog: PDXart

  • Title: Richard Schemmerer
  • Length: 30:04 minutes (41.29 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose

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Art Focus
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Mon, 04/13/2009

Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose have a show called Approximate up at Gallery Homeland curated by Tilt Export. Gilley also has a new show up called Air Math (pictured above) at the Autzen Gallery of PSU. Both artists talk about their recent collaboration and individual projects.
 

Eric Stotik

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Art Focus
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Mon, 04/06/2009

Eric Stotik has an exhibition up at the Laura Russo Gallery. He is also known for his Daniel Menche CD covers.

  • Title: Eric Stotik
  • Length: 30:21 minutes (41.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Chris Haberman

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Art Focus
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Mon, 03/30/2009

Chris Haberman joined us at KBOO to talk about his upcoming shows at the Launch Pad, at Goodfoot and 23Sandy. Almost all of his art uses recycled materials. He also curates show at the Olympic Mills in SE Portland.

  • Title: Chris Haberman
  • Length: 32:24 minutes (44.5 MB)
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Vanessa Renwick: House of Sound

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Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

Vanessa Renwick talks about her new show and film which is at the New American Art Union  called House of Sound

The installation comprises of: 2 channel audio, 35mm film to video, plexiglass, metal, candles, couches, lamps, speakers, rug, record stand, a turntable and a record collection the viewer is encouraged to play - if, that is, they care to stop listening to the fairly freewheeling and happy audio of the video, an oral history about the House of Sound. The audio is a real contrast to the footage (still above).

Renwick creates haunting art out of documentary film, works which are often site-specific and interactive. She is also known as the founder of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass.

 

 

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