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 interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 02/15/11

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland art critics discuss the changes in art writing

We are hosting a panel discussion about art criticism in Portland and beyond. Our guests will be Lisa Radon of Ultrapdx, Jeff Jahn of PORT, Barry Johnson (who wrote and edited for years at the O) and journalist Brian Libby.

Art Focus on 02/01/11

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Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jesse Hayward

The next exhibition at the White Box will be COLLECT FOUR: Scenes From Portland’s Bleeding Edge. This show includes four artists and is curated by Jesse Hayward.

Art Focus on 01/25/11

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Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Daniel Fagereng

Daniel Fagereng presents "The MA in Modernism" at the Japanese Garden here in Portland. This show compliments the Ishimoto Yasuhiro photographs of the Katsura Imperial Villa also on display at the Garden.

Art Focus on 01/18/11

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Tue, 01/18/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mary Adams

Mary Adams has a shop called  Mary Adams The Dress. She's from Oregon and opened her storefront in the Lower East side in the early 80s. Now she has a book out called The Party Dress in which she shows you step by step how to make one of your own. Mary is truly an artist working with the dress as her art form.

Art Focus on 01/11/11

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Tue, 01/11/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ben Pink and Chris Haberman

Ben Pink will be our guest along with Chris Haberman. Ben runs Launchpad and Chris has curated more shows that I could list. Launchpad right now is hosting a collaborative exhibition of Chris with Scott Chase called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (see image above).

Art Focus on 01/04/11

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Tue, 01/04/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Anka Gallery at the Everett Station Lofts

This coming Tuesday our guests on Art Focus will be Anna Solcaniova King and Graylan King, who own and direct Anka Gallery. Anka is a big space at the Everett Station Lofts. They are able to present several shows at once, most of them of emerging artists.

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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Tue, 12/21/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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.

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Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss on Artifacts of Memory

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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Tue, 02/21/2012

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

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Kendra Larson

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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.

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Brenda Mallory

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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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