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.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 05/24/11

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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Donivee Finnell's paintings

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews Donivee Finnell.

Donivee Finnell's painting are showing at Bare Bones Cafe on SE Belmont thru June 1st. Donivee's work is acrylic, ironic, symbolic, semiotic and sexy. This is Donivee's first showing of work in Portland.

Art Focus on 05/17/11

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Friends on the Library have a new pop-up gallery

Friends of the Library have opened up a pop-up on NW 23rd - where the beloved Music Millennium used to be. This pop-up will have revolving art shows from a huge community of artists as well as books on sale. Lenall Siebenaler is the director and she'll join us on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 05/10/11

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Tue, 05/10/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tom Cramer on his new show at Laura Russo

Tom Cramer will be my guest this week on Art Focus. His new show features Oregon landmarks. It's like he went all over the world in his technique, skills and interests and brought it all back home. Tom is always fun and I'm looking forward to the interview.
 

Art Focus on 05/03/11

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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Robert Yoder

Our Guest this week on Art Focus is Robert Yoder. He is showing "Cover you, Smother you" at the Froelick Gallery this month

Art Focus on 04/26/11

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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jim Neidhardt talks about his photographs at Blackfish

This week we have Jim Neidhardt on Art Focus. He has a show of photographs up at Blackfish. Neidhardt captures the museum ritual of photographing the art experience rather than actually having one. Or maybe the intimate relationship we have with our cameras is deeply imbedded in whatever art experience we have, for better or worse.

Art Focus on 04/19/11

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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Painter April Waters on her series of paintings called "Sheroes"

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.

"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joia, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fought for humanitarian and environmental justice. Most of them have contributed to equitable sharing and protection of clean water.

www.aprilwaters.com

Art Focus on 04/12/11

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Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Holly Andres

Art Focus will have Holly Andres who has a new show at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, "The Fall of Spring Hill ." It continues her examination of a personal feminine narrative. In large-scale, lush color images, the artist ponders the brevity of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. As in her previous work, this new series is concerned with revisiting, recreating and preserving history, the interweaving of fact and fiction and finding a place in which biography and fictitious narration come together. Andres choreographs all her tableaus - she dresses her people and puts it all together.

Art Focus on 04/05/11

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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Curator Cris Moss on Daniel Heyman

Cris Moss, who curates at Linfield College, will be our guest. Opening this month at Linfield is Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman. Heyman is a storyteller. The exhibition features portraits of individuals who have endured great personal hardship — former Abu Ghraib detainees, African-American fathers who have been in and out of jail, and new immigrants to the United States. Linfield will also host a public Frazee Lecture with Daniel Heyman in Ice Auditorium on the Linfield campus Tuesday, April 5, from 7:30–9 p.m. An extension of the exhibition will be hosted by the White Box Gallery at the University of Oregon in Portland from April 5 – May 14, 2011, with a First Thursday Opening Reception on April 7 from 6–8 p.m.

Art Focus on 03/29/11

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Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Avantika Bawa

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews  Avantika Bawa who will be showing at Disjecta starting April 2nd. Curator Jenene Nagy will probably join them.

This is a link to Disjecta:
http://www.disjecta.org/events/nagy-2011.php

and some links on Avantika's artwork:

Art Focus on 03/23/11

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Matt Cosby

Matt Cosby will discuss his painting show at Augen Gallery.

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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.

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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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