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

Interview with Don Pyle about Trouble in the Camera Club Photo Exhibit at PMOMA Oct 3rd
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 07/24/12

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Tue, 07/24/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jeff Jahn, Stephen Slappe, Jane Kate Wood and Curtis Knapp

Last week Victory Gallery hosted Hot Haus, a panel discussion about the future of art here in Portland. Jeff Jahn followed it up with a related post called Priming the Cultural Pump. Art Focus at KBOO thought it might be fun to extend the conversation on air here. Guests include Jeff Jahn, Stephen Slappe and Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary. Jane Kate Wood of Victory Gallery will also join us.

Art Focus on 07/17/12

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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lisa Gronseth

 Lisa Gronseth has a show at Chambers@916. The pieces are colaged paintings, all based on Dubai.

Art Focus on 07/10/12

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Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bobby Abrahamson, Julia Dolan and Myles Haselhorst

On July 10TH Bobby Abrahamson, Julia Dolan and Myles Haselhorst will talk about North Portland Polaroids, which encompasses 2 exhibitions and a book. The shows are at Blue Sky and Ampersand Vintage. Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography curator from the Portland Art Museum, wrote the essay for the book.

Art Focus on 07/03/12

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Tue, 07/03/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ben Pink of Launch Pad

After over 6 years and 60 exhibitions, Launch Pad Gallery is closing its doors. Director Ben Pink joins us. The last group show there will open this month.

Art Focus on 06/26/12

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Tue, 06/26/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Deep Field Gallery

Deep Field Gallery in Portland will open on July 5TH. Curated by Jennifer Porter of Chroma, Deep Field will feature four artists in a group show called Steel Environics. Artists are Stephen A. Miller, Garrett Price, Eric Holt and Brian Mock. The entire group will join us here at KBOO.

Art Focus on 06/12/12

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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The mixed media work of Mar Goman

The guest is local mixed media artist Mar Goman, who has a show at the 23 Sandy Gallery through June 16th.

The show is titled "INTROspective," and it features a series of unique artist books as well as other three-dimensional pieces using book pages, handwritten letters, matchsticks, rusty bits and more.

Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

Mar also has a show at Francine Sedars Gallery in Seattle from June 8th - July 4th.

Art Focus on 06/05/12

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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Exhibition and Release and Reception

In this episode we will cover an exhibition opening this week, curated by Jeanine Jablonski. It will be at The Cleaners @The Ace Hotel. The show pairs MFAs from PSU with exhibiting artists, namely:

Will Bruno & Chris Johanson, Sam Guerrero & Brad Adkins, Jessica Chantal Hickey & Wynne Greenwood

with Evan La Londe & Sol Hashemi, Rochelle Kulei & James Lavadour, Sean Schumacher & D.E. May

The reception is the evening of Thursday, June 7. Guests on the radio will be Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey.

There is also printed matter: [STUDIO], edited by Lisa Radon, celebrates the completion of a publication produced in response to visits by the artists of the 2011-12 PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series.

Art Focus on 05/29/12

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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Galleries at Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place downtown is currently hosting galleries on its third floor - these include PDX, Mark Woolley Gallery and Peoples Art. Directors Gabe Flores, Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman will be our guests.

Art Focus on 05/22/12

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Strayer on the photography and life of Marion Wood Kolisch

Jennifer Strayer is our guest on Art Focus - she is the curator of Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. 

Art Focus on 05/08/12

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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Liz Cohn

Liz Cohn has Playing with a Full Deck up at 12 x 16 Gallery in Sellwood. The artist collaborated with other artists via the mail to create a big installation of collaged playing cards. 

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John Brodie talks about his Store for a Month

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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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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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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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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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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)
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Richard Schemmerer

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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)
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Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose

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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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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)
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Chris Haberman

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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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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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