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.

 

Coming Soon

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 12/08/09

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Tue, 12/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Stephen O'Donnell has a show called Dix Huit at the Froelick Gallery. He will talk about this new work on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 11/24/09

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Tue, 11/24/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Brad Rogers is an artist who owns BRogers/Plan B on NE Broadway. The current show features Daguerreotypes and is co-curated by Jennifer Stoots.

Art Focus on 11/17/09

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queer photography at Fontanelle

Leslie Miller, co-curator of Fontanelle Gallery, will join us to talk about Queer Gaze, their new photography show. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus on 11/10/09

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Tue, 11/10/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Modou Dieng has a show called Black Star at the Marylhurst Art Gym which comprises of mixed media/collages using records and record sleeves. Listen to the audiofile here.

Art Focus on 11/03/09

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Josephson talks about new work at Laura Russo

Mary Josephson has a new show opening at the Laura Russo Gallery. Josephson is known for folk art-like portraits in paint and mosaic.

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Art Focus on 10/27/09

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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Maria T.D. Inocencio makes art around community. Her present project is a mural for Innovative Housing located on NE Broadway and 82nd.
 

Art Focus on 10/20/09

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Tue, 10/20/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pierce talks about his new work

Ryan Pierce has an exhibition called Written from Exile at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The show comprises acrylic paintings which explore a post-industrial world. He is our guest today.

Art Focus on 10/06/09

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Tue, 10/06/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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guests from the upcoming Oregon Biennial, plus a "Day of Culture"

The Oregon Cultural Trust has given a grant to Disjecta to produce the (now rather homeless) Oregon Biennial. We will have Cynthia Kirk from the Trust, Bryan Suereth from Disjecta and Cris Moss the curator as our guests. Kirk will also talk about "A Day of Culture" coming up on the 8th. Listen to the audio here.

Art Focus on 09/29/09

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Tue, 09/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tom Cramer talks about his new work

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Tom Cramer has a show opening at Laura Russo this week - he will be our guest. 

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Tue, 09/15/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pat Boas shows "Record Record" at the Marylhurst Art Gym

Pat Boas opens a show at the Maryhurst Art Gym this week. The artist makes work that explores and examines language in context—letter by letter, word by word, image by image. Record Record includes four series that comment in very quiet ways on the text and images in The New York Times and a new series of digital works What Our Homes Can Tell Us that captures language found in the artist’s home and places of importance to her extended family.

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Remembering Terry Toedtemeier

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Wed, 12/17/2008

Eva Lake hosts a tribute to Portland photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier, who died last week.  Guests include his widow, Prudence Roberts, gallery owner Jane Beebe, and John Laursen, co-author of the book, Wild Beauty, with Toedtemeier. 

Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art  Museum’s first curator of photography. He also was co-founder of the Blue Sky Gallery in 1975 and served as its co-director. In 1980 he became Professor of Art and History at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching photography and studio classes.

Artist Katherine Ace: "Creation/Chaos"

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Wed, 12/03/2008

Host Eva Lake  interviews  the artist Katherine Ace for Art Focus on December 4th. Ace is known for making still lifes which use both paint and collage techniques. Her show, titled "Creation/chaos" will be up the entire month of December at the Froelick Gallery in the Desoto Building in NW Portland.

Storm Tharp at PDX Contemporary Art

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Wed, 11/19/2008

Eva Lake is hosting Art Focus this week. Her guest is Storm Tharp who currently has a multi-media exhibition up  at PDX Contemporary Art in NWPortland through November 29th.  See more images at: http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/arm-arm  

 
 
 
 

Art Focus on Julie Bernard

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Wed, 10/22/2008

On the Oct 23 Art Focus the guest is Julie Bernard, out-going host of Art Focus. She talks about her life, her hosting of Art Focus and her vast knowledge of Portland cultural history. Hosted by Tammy Dean and Kathleen Stephenson.

Garth Clark: How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement

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Wed, 10/15/2008

The guest is Garth Clark, esteemed critic, dealer and historian.  Clark will give a free lecture tonight at 6:30 at PNCA on "How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts." One of craft’s most influential thinkers, Clark has edited and contributed to over 50 books and is author of over 200 essays and articles. Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft will also be part of the interview.
 

T-Horse: Tea and Connection

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Wed, 09/17/2008

On the September 18 Art Focus Julie Bernard interviews representatives of City Repair who generate community by setting up the giant winged T-Horse sculpture in parks around the city and serve tea to any and all. 

T.B.A. Festival: Local Artists

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Wed, 09/03/2008

On the Thursday, September 4, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with Sean Ongley, who presents his piece on the T.B.A. festival, specifically the Works and the local artists playing it. He also looks at the new Leftbank project, which seeks to renovate a historic jazz building on North Broadway into an arts building.

Portland Artists of the Time Based Arts Festival and the Leftbank Project

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Wed, 09/03/2008

Here is a report about the Time Based Arts Festival, 2008. In 16 1/2 minutes I present audio from the Pica birthday party, Leftbank Project, and Interviews: Mark Russell, Mega Church, Fleshtone, Erin Boberg Doughton, Brian Costello, Ethan Rose, Luke Wyland of AU, Mike Barber of Ten Tiny Dances. For more information visit www.pica.org.

Metal Art & Festival in the Pearl

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Wed, 08/20/2008

On the August 21, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with local metal artists Greg Wilbur and Kristin Mitsu Shiga about their work and about the upcoming Art in Pearl Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

Bande A Part: New York Underground - 60's-80's

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Wed, 08/06/2008

On the Thursday, Aug 7, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard interviews guests who discuss  Bande A Part:  New York Underground - 60's, 70's, 80's, the current exhibit at the Augen Gallery

 

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