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 12/28/10

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Tue, 12/28/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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curator and artist Blake Shell

In keeping with the current theme at Art Focus of the personalities behind art spaces - Blake Shell will join us. She is the curator at the Archer Gallery at Clark College and an artist in her own right. Currently the Archer Gallery has work up by Dan Gilsdorf and Peter Happel Christian. On the 11th of January, the Archer joins a group of community college galleries exhibiting Perimeter: We Live Here Now. These exhibitions feature works by artists from outside the USA who now live here.

Art Focus on 12/21/10

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Jennifer Stoots

Jennifer StootsLately Art Focus has been looking at people who operate art spaces, many of them alternative. But what about those who operate sans space? People who make things happen unattached to real estate? Jennifer Stoots is a prime example. She is a photography specialist, advising clients and collectors, appraising artworks, curating exhibitions, writing and lecturing. She also represents artists, including Stu Levy, who has a show up at Augen Gallery right now. Jennifer will be my guest this coming Tuesday, the 21st of December.

Art Focus on 12/14/10

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Tue, 12/14/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tiffany Ruth and Chelsea Rose

Art Focus continues its series on local art spaces. Lately we're consumed with pop-up galleries which are taking advantage of all the vacant real estate. Tiffany Ruth has a regular gallery in NW Portland called T. Ruth Artspace. It is showing Chelsea Rose this month, who has created prints of bodypainting. Those two will be on the radio with me tomorrow. Tiffany Ruth is also masterminding pop-up galleries in the NW Thurman area, with an artwalk every third Thursday.

Art Focus on 12/07/10

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Tue, 12/07/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gabe Flores and Gary Wiseman of Place

Artists are taking over shuttered storefronts, transforming them into exhibition spaces. The top floor of Pioneer Place, once a hopeful shopping mall, was empty. Now we have Place, a group of galleries featuring installation and work from PNCA students. Gabe Flores and Gary Wiseman are curators behind the project and they will be my guests this Tuesday on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 11/30/10

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Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tim Mahan and Grant Hottle of Half/Dozen Gallery

This coming week Art Focus continues our series of interviews with gallerists and directors, the people who make spaces happen. We need to celebrate the people who have hung in there. So far we've featured Onda Gallery, 12 x 16, Murdoch Art Services and Disjecta. On Tuesday I will have Timothy Mahan on. He directs Half/Dozen. Grant Hottle is currently showing (see fab painting) – and he will also join us.

Art Focus on 11/16/10

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Tue, 11/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Marilyn Murdoch

This week Marilyn Murdoch will be our guest. Marilyn is a well known collector. She also has , considered by many to be the best framing in town. The choice there will make your mouth water. She maintains Artery and Murdoch Collections, where she exhibits and sells work out of her private collection. Perhaps where she made the biggest impact with artists was Guestroom, where local curators stepped up and created different kinds of exhibitions.

Art Focus on 11/09/10

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Tue, 11/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Disjecta Auction

The annual Disjecta auction happens this week. It's always a very entertaining and raucous event. We will interview people from Disjecta and talk about various artworks up for auction.

Art Focus on 11/02/10

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Tue, 11/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artists from the collective 12 x 16 celebrate their 5th anniversary

12 x 16 is celebrating their 5th anniversary. A collective, 12 x 16 is a collective which has shown many guest artists. Luke Dolkas, Cary Doucette and Eunice Parsons will be out guests on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 10/26/10

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Tue, 10/26/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Allan Oliver of Onda Gallery

KBOO will help celebrate the upcoming Day of the Dead by having Allan Oliver on Art Focus. He owns and curates Onda Gallery in the Alberta Arts District, a gallery which specializes in art from Latin America.

Art Focus on 10/19/10

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Tue, 10/19/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Esther Podemski, visual artist, on House of the World, her documentary

Guest host Tom Cramer speaks with artist Esther Podemski about her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest," which is about how globalization manifests in two aspects of Italian life today: the passing of traditional farming in Italy and the increase in enforced prostitution. The film is threaded with a metaphor from a medieval fresco in Siena, "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" by Ambriogio Lorenzetti.

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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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