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.

 

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Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/21/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Eunice Parsons

 

Listen to the interview here.

Eunice Parsons is in the middle of an exhibition blitz. Find her work at 12 x 16 and soon, the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem. She turns 93 this year and is an extraordinary collage artist. You can also read the transcript from an interview I did with her about the art of collage five years ago here.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/14/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Alicia McDaid is guest host of Art Focus

Alicia McDaid, Portland artist and performer, will guest host this episode of Art Focus. When in NYC she interviewed Anthony Allen of the Paula Cooper Gallery about Sophie Calle. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Michael Kenna talks about his photography

Listen to the interview here.

Michael Kenna has a show of photographs up at Charles Hartman Fine Art. In this interview he talks about the present show, his start in photography and how he learned to print.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/30/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Michael Brophy talks about his new work

Listen to the interview here.

Michael Brophy has a new show up at the Laura Russo Gallery for the month of July. We talked about his new paintings; much of the work is about the big fire at his studio and home.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
the curator will talk about the show "Parallel Worlds"

Listen to the interview here.

Diane Durston of the Japanese Garden will talk about the current exhibition Parallel Worlds, which explires and compares textles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
art focus covers the local visual art scene

 

 

Arvie Smith has a show up at Beppu Wiarda. He will talk about the paintings and also, how the election of Barack Obama influenced his work. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/09/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Eric Vines will talk about the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Art Focus had Eric Vines of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on. He talked about the various programs Sitka offers. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Brodie talks about "Store for a Month"

Listen to the interview here.

John Brodie has organized Store for a Month, which opens June 3rd. Brodie takes his concept from Claes Oldenburg’s “Store” of 1961, inviting artists to make works on the spot and sell them too. One of the works offered is the piece above, Cloud Painting 1 by Arcy Douglass. Over 60 artists are participating. John Brodie will join me on KBOO this Tuesday and tell us all about the store.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Myles Haselhorst of Ampersand Vintage

 Listen to the interview here.

We'll talk to Myles Haselhorst who owns Ampersand Vintage on NE Alberta. Ampersand has books, art and emphemera. Their upcoming exhibition of mixed-media paintings (image above) is by Graham Fracha.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/19/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Anne Grgrich will talk about her work and travels as an Outsider artist

 Listen to the interview here!

Anne Grgich is a self-taught artist working within the tradition of Outsider Art. She makes books and works in paint and assemblage. She has shown all over the world. Her work has been featured in Raw and many other magazines. Grgich has also curated Outsider Art exhibitions.

Audio

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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