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

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

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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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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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. 

Art Focus on 05/01/12

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gigi Rosenberg

Gigi Rosenberg is our guest. Her new book The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is out. We will go over what it takes to write a successful grant for the visual artist!

Art Focus on 04/24/12

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Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gathering of the Guilds 2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with ceramic artist Kim Murton of the Oregon Potters Association and metal scuptor Greg Wilbur of the Creative Metal Arts Guild about the Gathering of the Guilds which is happening May 4th, 5th and 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.

Art Focus on 04/17/12

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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT

Linda Sawaya, Seidel Standingelk and Carol Matsuyoshi, local artists and activists involved in events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT, talk about the history of the project and the current installation of mural panels in the Columbia Gorge. 

In 1991 the first Gulf War instigated the creation of an organization in Portland called ALANA: Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans for Peace and Justice. in 1992 ALANA organized a mural project called WE SPEAK presenting a minority view of the Columbus Quincentenary being celebrated that year across the nation.

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Mark Andres

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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
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Alicia McDaid

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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.

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Ben Pink of Launch Pad Gallery

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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.

 

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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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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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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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