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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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)
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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)
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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