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 interview rock poster artist Emek
Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

Ellen Lesperance

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Ellen Lesperance

Ellen Lesperance will be Eva Lake's guest. Lesperance has a show coming up in September at Adams and Ollman. This will be the last show with Lake as the host. Joseph Gallivan will continue with Art Focus. You can keep up with Lake at her site Lovelake. Many thanks!

Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicola Lopez about her new show at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicola Lopez about her new show at Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  On Tuesday August 12, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the visual artist Nicola López.
López's work looks at the built environment and traces themes of collapse and regeneration. She  will talk about her current show of collages, prints and videos called FORECASTING an IMPOSSIBLY POSSIBLE TOMORROW, which is at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery until September 27 2014.
 
From the press release:
 

James Lavadour

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
James Lavadour


James Lavadour opens a show at PDX this month. He is Eva Lake's guest this week.

Art Focus on 07/29/14

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jacob and Arnold Pander about their joint show Fabrication / Corrosion.

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Jacob and Arnold Pander about their joint show Fabrication / Corrosion
On July 22  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jacob and Arnold Pander about their joint show Fabrication / Corrosion.

The Pander brothers will talk about painting, photography, painting on velvet, printing photos on metal, and celebrity culture with a small c.

The show runs from until September 14th, 2014 at the  Mark Woolley Gallery 700 SW 5th Ave., Suite 4110, Portland, Oregon 97204, in Pioneer Place Mall downtown.
 
From the press release:
PANDER BROTHERS
FABRICATION/CORROSION
JULY 19th - SEPTEMBER 14th, 2014
Mark Woolly Gallery

Elise Wagner

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Elise Wagner

Elise wagner has a show at Butters Gallery and she will be our guest on July 8th.

Theresa Weil on Because She Cares

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Theresa Weil

Theresa Weil has a portrait project called Because She Cares - paintings of non profit leaders. She is our guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther about "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden"

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther about "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden"
On Tuesday June 24  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther the Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum.
Bruce  will talk about the current exhibition "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden" which focuses on the elegant public space at the heart of Paris. The show runs until September 21, 2014.
Tuileries is pronounced TWEE-LER-EE
 
The Tuileries gardens were designed by the same landscape architect who did the chateaux gardens at Versailles, André Le Nôtre (1613–1700), and have been a public park since 1667, home to great plantings, statuary and of course people watching.  
 
From the press release:

Artist Sean Healy

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Sean Healy

Sean Healy currently has a show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. He will be Eva Lake's guest.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Laura Russell of 23Sandy Gallery about the show Book Power Redux

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Laura Russell of 23Sandy Gallery about the show Book Power Redux

On Tuesday June 10 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Laura Russell, the owner of 23Sandy Gallery, Portland's only year round commercial book arts gallery.   
Russell will talk about the weird and wild books in the current show Book Power Redux which runs at SE23rd and Sandy through July 26.
 
 
From the press release:

Audio

Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss on Artifacts of Memory

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/10/2012

 Crystal Schenk has a show called Artifacts of Memory at Linfield Gallery. She joined Art Focus, along with curator Cris Moss.

Namita Wiggers on Betty Feves at the Museum of Contemporary Craft

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/03/2012

 Namita Wiggers is the curator of Betty Feves: Generations at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. She was our guest.

Bruce Guenther on Mark Rothko

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 03/27/2012

 Bruce Guenther curated the present show of Mark Rothko at the Portland Art Museum. We talk about this show, Rothko's history and his place in Modern art.

Prudence Roberts, Curator of the Portland 2012 Biennial

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/20/2012

Prudence Roberts curated 24 artists or artist groups in the Portland 2012. The biennial is held all over the city. We talked about the show in general and some of the artists specifically.

Crow's Shadow Institute

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/13/2012

Host Eva Lake speaks with guests from Crow's Shadow Institute in Pendleton, co-founder James Lavadour, master printer Frank Janzen and Interim Director Melissa Bob

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, they also function as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices — weaving, bead working and regalia making — of the Plateau region..

http://www.crowsshadow.org

  • Length: 27:18 minutes (24.99 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Kelsey Bunker of the Jupiter Hotel

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Wed, 03/07/2012

 Kelsey Bunker has a new gallery at the Jupiter Hotel. She discusses the gallery and its programming and her journey as an artist and business person.

Curator Stephanie Snyder on BRUCE NAUMAN, BASEMENTS at the Cooley Gallery

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012
 

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director of the Cooley Memorial Gallery at Reed College, about the current exhibit, BRUCE NAUMAN, BASEMENTS, on view until MARCH 9th.

The studio films of American artist Bruce Nauman, created between 1967 and 1969 with both 16 mm film and emerging video technology, are rarely exhibited in consideration of the essential qualities of their nature as films. Typically, the works are exhibited in relationship to Nauman's sculptures and photographs, burdened with the responsibility of assuming a documentary voice, and positioned as evidence of Nauman's intellectual evolution. But how do we experience the films when we are able to fully encounter their presence as phenomenological entities, and to absorb them as such, embracing Nauman's investigations into language, philosophy, and the experience of his own body? To be with the films in keeping with the terms of their own making is an entirely different experience altogether.

  • Length: 28:40 minutes (26.24 MB)
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Guest host Paige Prendergast of Breeze Block Gallery interviews Bwana Spoons of Grass Hut Art.

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012

Guest host Paige Prendergast of Breeze Block Gallery interviews Bwana Spoons of Grass Hut Art.

  • Length: 28:21 minutes (25.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Kendra Larson

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012

Kendra Larson was our guest on February 7TH. She has shows up at the George Fox Minthorne Gallery and at Willamette University's Rogers Gallery.

  • Title: Kendra Larson
  • Length: 29:20 minutes (40.29 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Brenda Mallory

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012

 Brenda Mallory talks about her big installation at the Portland International Airport. The piece is called The Mechanics of Hither and Yon. 

 

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