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 sculptor James Florschutz about his show Wedges +

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews sculptor James Florschutz about his show Wedges +
On Tuesday December 16, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the sculptor James Florschutz, who will talk about his show "Wedges Plus" at Augen Gallery. Florschutz works in wood making abstract and post minimal installations, which he frequently recycles. He will talk about the meaning of the wedge, simple tools and the relationship between craft and Art. Florschutz is trained in art, construction carpentry and finish carpentry, and has a studio in Old Town.
 
The show at Augen at the De Soto runs thorugh Dec 27, 2014.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan of PAM about Blue Sky at 40

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan of PAM about Blue Sky at 40
On Tuesday December 9, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan, the Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, about the show "Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40."
Dolan  will talk about the rise of Portland's Blue Sky photo gallery from a small space in the 1970s and will discuss a few of the pictures that have defined the style and substance of Blue Sky.
 
From the press release:
 
Blue Sky
The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40
OCT 18, 2014 – JAN 11, 2015

Waterstone Gallery's The Art of the Alphabet Group Show of Gallery Artists

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Waterstone Gallery's The Art of the Alphabet Group Show of Gallery Artists
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Portland metal worker Greg Wilbur, mixed media artist Keaney Rathbun, and multi-media artist Lisa Kaser of the Waterstone Gallery about The Art of the Alphabet, a Group Show of Gallery Artists.

December 2, 2014-January 4, 2015
Opening Reception and Book Release Party Wednesday, December 3, 6–8pm
Guest Speaker's Talk: Sunday, December 14, 11am, Jim Carmin and John Wilson, Special Collections Librarian, Multnomah County Library.
In conjunction with the publication of The Art of the Alphabet. Book will be available at the Book Release Party at our Opening Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6-8pm.

Image above by Greg Wilbur
A is for Apple
Hammered metal

Joseph Gallivan interviews textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show To The Core

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show To The Core
On Tuesday November 25  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show "To The Core" which is on now at the Jupiter Hotel Gallery through January 20.  Wrenn uses the Japanese tie dye technique, using plants dyes and rust to make symmetrical marks on sheets of silk. She will talk about her studio methods, the concept of the core and the idea of energy flowing though living things.
From the press release:

Art Focus on 11/18/14

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Daniel Peabody about Through the Lens at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Daniel Peabody about Through the Lens at Elizabeth Leach Gallery
On Tuesday November 11 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Daniel Peabody, the Director of the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, about the current show photo portraiture show called Through the Lens: Portraiture & Self Portraiture. Peabody will talk about photography and narrative, public versus private and the rise of the selfie.  
The show includes work by:
Delaney Allen
Chuck Close
Nan Goldin
David Hilliard
Justine Kurland
Isaac Layman
Robert Lyons
Robert Mapplethorpe
Vik Muniz

Joseph Gallivan interviews John Olbrantz about A Contemporary Bestiary at Willamette University

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews John Olbrantz about A Contemporary Bestiary at Willamette University
On Tuesday November 4, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews John Olbrantz the Director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem about the current group show "A Contemporary Bestiary, which runs now through December 21.
Olbrantz  will talk about why animal art never gets old. He discusses specific northwest artists in the show, the historical significance of animal art, and the collective nouns like a murder of crows and a congregation of alligators.   
From the press release:
"A Contemporary Bestiary"
SEPTEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 21, 2014
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Art Focus on 10/28/14

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dana Lynn Louis about Clearing at Lewis & Clarke College

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dana Lynn Louis about Clearing at Lewis & Clarke College
 On Tuesday October 21, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Dana Lynn Louis about her show Clearing which is at Lewis & Clark College now through Dec 14, 2014. Louis will talk about her use of shadow and reflection, drawing on photographs, blowing glass and also about the word "clearing" in the sense of redistributing energy.

Audio editing by Ramona Fankhauser

Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com

Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about This is War! at PAM

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about This is War! at PAM
On Tuesday October 14  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the Mary Weaver Chapin, the Curator of Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum.
Weaver Chapin talks about the current show This Is War! Graphic Arts from the Great War  which runs now through Dec 14, 2014. She will highlight posters and prints that range from the build up to the war, including propaganda posters from several perspectives, as well as scenes of horror recollected in the tranquility of the war's aftermath.
 
(Audio editing by Ramona Fankhauser)
 
From the press release:
 

Audio

Mark Andres

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 03/16/2009

On March 17th Mark Andres discussed his current work on show at Augen Desoto. The exhibition is called Painting in Time. The paintings are a little like comics or a graphic novel with several images or scenes in one canvas.

  • Title: Mark Andres
  • Length: 32:13 minutes (44.25 MB)
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Alicia McDaid

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Art Focus
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Mon, 03/09/2009

 Alicia McDaid was our guest. Her exhibition at MK Gallery at PSU opened on Saturday. The show is called "Pain is Fear Leaving Your Body." It uses video and photographs to document performance based on fantasy, film stars and therapy.

  • Title: Alicia McDaid
  • Length: 30:49 minutes (42.33 MB)
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Ben Pink of Launch Pad Gallery

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Art Focus
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Mon, 03/02/2009

The fabulous director of Launch Pad and curator of the LOVE show, Ben Pink, joined us at KBOO Tuesday, the 3rd of March.

 

  • Title: Ben Pink
  • Length: 30:50 minutes (42.34 MB)
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Jim Archer

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Wed, 02/25/2009

Jim Archer is known as a curator who worked for years at the Archer Gallery at Clark College. He is also known for his collage work. Now, however, he is showing these great paintings, small portraits of faces at the Life Gallery at the Everett Station Lofts.

Leslie Miller + Marck Warren Jacques

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Wed, 02/18/2009

Art Focus interviewed Leslie Miller, co-founder of Fontanelle, along with Mark Warren Jacques, the artist currently showing at the gallery.

Jacques presents Big Beautiful Color (example at left), an exhibition featuring interactive installation, painting, and sculpture.

Patrick Rock

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Wed, 02/11/2009

 

Patrick Rock is an artist who curates several spaces in town.  He tells us about the founding and programming of Rockbox, an alternative artist-run space located on Interstate which has a visiting artist-in-residence program. We discuss the upcoming exhibition at Rockbox of Damien Gilley and Modou Dieng, who are collaborating on Shoot Me - Shoot You. It opens Valentine's Day 7 - 11pm. Rock also curates the MK Gallery and the Autzen Gallery at PSU. The artists exhibition there currently are Julie Perini and Mike Bray.

 

Jesse Durost at Fourteen30

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Art Focus
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Wed, 02/04/2009

For his current show at Fourteen30, Jesse Durost combined simple architectural forms with layers and transparency, resulting in sculptural works of both logic and fantasy. The artist talks about the current work and how his past exhibitions tie into it. More images are also available at JesseDurost.com.

Mandy Greer and Darrel Morris at the Museum of Contemporary Craft

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Wed, 01/21/2009

This is an interview with the two artists and the curators of this exhibition, Stefano Catalani and Namita Gupta Wiggers. For more information, see the museum's website.

Through countless small gestures of her craft, Mandy Greer employs humble handicraft processes and materials, executing her work through crochet, braiding, sewing and beading processes that use yarn, beads, shells, feathers and more.

Using figures clipped from the print media, Darrel Morris' large pieces are line drawings with thread, sharply graphic and monochromatic. Measuring six feet or more, the nearly life-sized imagery envelops and draws the viewer into the work to become an active participant.

Artist Cary Doucette: parts and pieces

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Wed, 01/14/2009

Eva Lake talks with Cary Doucette, who is a member of the 12x16 gallery in Sellwood and is currently showing work there. He is showing alongside Jerry Walker, who was a Portland Pop Pioneer, adopting the 1960s & 70s NYC Minimalist edge. Although he exhibited in the Portland Art Museum, Walker's work remained largely obscure until his estate sold the collection after his death. Complementing Walker's Minimialist constructions are the parts and pieces of cary doucette. For more information check out: http://www.12x16gallery.com/wp/

Laura Fitz's New Installation: "Evident"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 01/07/2009
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Eva Lake interviews Laura Fritz about her new installation called "Evident" which will open this week at the New American Art Union in SE Portland. Fritz is known for her non-narrative and provocative use of mysterious space and light. This exhibition is a part of the "Couture" series curated by Ruth Ann Brown. For more information, check

 

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