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.” 

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John Brodie talks about his Store for a Month

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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
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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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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
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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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