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.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is 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.

 

Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening about their set design for Othello at PCS

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening about their set design for Othello at PCS

On Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening. They are the Stage Designer and Technical Director at Portland Ceter Stage where they created the set for the current production of William Shakespeare's "Othello."

Fyfe and Schoening will talk about the concetpt of the set, how it was designed and physically made, and how it helps tell the story of Othello. 
 

The set design looks like an Escher work, with stairs that go up and down creating a maze with places to hide and reveal. It is a two-story, castle-like structure that revolves 360 degrees, weighs about 2,000 pounds, and is operated by a five horsepower motor.
 

Vanessa Renwick

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Vanessa Renwick

This is the year of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Vanessa Renwick just opened a gorgeous show at the Art Gym and that's just a small element of all that's happening. She is our guest on Art Focus.

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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

On Tuesday April 15, 2104, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a discussion between the architectural writer Brian Libby and the architects Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell. They will talk about the Portland Building, Memorial Coliseum and the GasCo building on Highway 30, and whether there is a case for preserving such Portland landmarks.  
 
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com 

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston on Exhibition at Waterstone Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston

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

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

On Tuesday April 1, 2014, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards, the Curator-slash-Janitor of the Faux Museum in Portland's Old Town.
 
Richards will talk about the Faux Museum’s new exhibition called Collections & AnoMalieS Public & Privates, which runs now through May 26th.
 
The new collection includes
 
·         Litter from around the globe
·         Collection of odd dice
·         Hermit crab racing shells
·         and Gorilla and Sabre Tooth Tiger skulls

Portland Art Dealers Association

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jane Beebe, Bob Kochs and Daniel Peabody on PADA

Eva Lake will have Jane Beebe (PDX Contemporary Art), Bob Kochs (Augen Gallery) and Daniel Peabody (Elizabeth Leach Gallery) on to discuss the aims and activities of the Portland Art Dealers Association.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins
 
On Tuesday March 18, 2014,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins. Her new show is called "Recurrent Work" and runs at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University near Lake Oswego until April 2.
Watkins talks about her process, her experimentation and her sense of what the viewer gets form looking at her work.  
Much of the work is created by soaking cotton cord in black ink and exploring the marks it makes on paper and acetate. There are also installations of the dried cord attached to the walls, and other abstract works ("drawings") of silver and black pigment on paper.
 

interview with artist Amy Bernstein

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Amy Bernstein

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She is Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

On Tuesday March 4, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth as they take the temperature of the contemporary art scene in Oregon. Portland2014 is a biennial show or Oregon art
Los Angeles-based Amanda Hunt is the curator of the biennial, and Bryan Suereth is the Director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center at 8371 N Interstate Ave.
They  will talk about some of the standout artists who are showing at four galleries around Portland and how they were chosen.
 
http://www.biennial.disjecta.org/


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Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on artist Leonard Ruder

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on Leonard Ruder

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman will be Eva Lake's guests. The two are the children of Leonard Ruder, who just had a show at Augen Gallery and has also shown at the Portland Art Museum and the Marylhurst Art Gym.

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
program date: 
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)
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Kelsey Bunker of the Jupiter Hotel

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Art Focus
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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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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
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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)
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Kendra Larson

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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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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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