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.
 

 

Episode Archive

12_1_15_ Art Focus with Black Laughs Matter

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Art Focus and Black Laughs Matter A comedy showcase and Fundraiser
Art Focus Interview the Comedians and Musicians of the Black Laughs Matter Comedy Showcase
Black Laughs Matter 

Art Focus with host Andre Middleton interviews the crew from ZamZam Sounds

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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ZamZam Sounds represents Portland on the world stage in the roots dub > steppers dub > dub tech con
Join Andre Middleton and his guest Ezra Ereckson and Tracy Harrison of ZamZam Sounds .A local Portland Record label that specializes in

Art Focus with Host Andre Middleton Celebrates Public Art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland Celebrates Public Art
Celebrating Public Art! Join Andre Middleton and his guest Racc Executive Director Eloise Damrosch and Public Art Managers Kristin Calhoun, Peggy Kendellen and Keith Lachowicz as we talk about public art in the Portland Region

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop about Paige Powell and Kenny Scharf

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum
On Tuesday Nov. 10 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum. They will talk about Paige Powell: The Ride, and Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern, which are at PAM through Feb. 21, 2016. They discuss Powell’s photographic style and the meaning of her ride in New York when she sold ads for Interview magazine and mingled with Andy Warhol’s art set in the 1980s. Krajewski also talks about Scharf’s mode of pop surrealism.
 
This show was recorded on Nov. 6 2015 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
 

Art Focus 11/3/2016: The 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sitka Art Invitational with Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur
Join host Andre Middleton with his guest Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur as they talk about the 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational, an annual exhibition and sale brings together more than 400 works by more than 140 Pacific Northwest artists.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci
[pronounced CARTS OOCHY]
 
On Tuesday October 27, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Shell talks about the show "Kartz Ucci – an opera for one" which runs through December 5, 2015. Shell will discuss going through the artist’s computer hard drive looking for digital art after Ucci’s death, and the way her work relates to Pablo Neruda’s love poetry.  
 
This show was recorded 10/25/15 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.

From the press release:
 
Gallery Talk with Abby Donovan, Tannaz Farsi, Blake Shell, and Prudence Roberts - October 30, 2015 12:30pm 

Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

Today Art Focus will be joined in the studio by Ivonne Kennedy! Born in the city of Oaxaca in 1971, where she continues to reside. A painter of classic and architectonic reminiscences in an environment that awards the picturesque folkloric and a supposed mythic-magical vision, her resistance to take on the forms of the inexistent but well-publicized “Oaxacan school of painting” singularizes her as much as the urban iconography which she utilizes in her paintings. 

Art Focus Hosted by Andre Middleton: Guest Klamath/Modoc Artist Natalie Ball

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Local art news and an interview with Indigenous Artist Natalie Ball
Natalie is an Indigenous artist who examines internal and external discourses that shape Indian identity through contemporary installation art. I believe historical discourses of Native Americans have constructed a limited and inconsistent visual archive that currently misrepresents our past experiences and misinforms current expectations.

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about 25 years of photographing Burning Man

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about Burning Man

On Tuesday Sept 29 at 11.30 am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about the photo show called Burning Man Pas de Deux.  

Harvey will discuss his life as a Burner for 25 years and his range of pictures, from early documentation to more nuance uimages of figures interacting with the landscape. Stewart is the brother of Larry Harvey, who first had the idea to burn a wooden man on a San Francisco beach for the solstice in 1990, before it moved to Black Rock Desert in Arizona. The brothers are from Portland.

This show was recorded on Sept 26, 2015, was edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE

Art Focus: Hosted By Andre Middleton with Guest Photographer Larry Cwik

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Local art news and an interview with Photographer Larry Cwik
Cwik's work has been presented in more than 100 exhibits since 1983 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia and is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, the Bank of America, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

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Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss on Artifacts of Memory

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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

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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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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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
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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
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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)
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Brenda Mallory

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Art Focus
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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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