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

Art Focus

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Thu, 02/19/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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Leslie Miller and Mark Warren Jacques of Fontanelle will talk about the new show at the gallery.

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Art Focus will interview Leslie Miller, co-founder of Fontanelle, along with Mark Warren Jacques, the artist currently showing at the gallery. Jacques presents Big Beautiful Color (example above), an exhibition featuring interactive installation, painting, and sculpture.

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Thu, 02/12/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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Patrick Rock will talk about his work as both an artist and as a curator.

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Patrick Rock is an artist and also the curator of Rocksbox. He also works with the MK Gallery and the Autzen Gallery at PSU.

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Thu, 02/05/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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Jesse Durost has a one person show at Fourteen30. He will talk about his new work.

 

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Jesse Durost will discuss the making and installation of his exhibition at Fourteen30 in SE Portland. The exhibition opened January 23rd. Durost's Fabrications explore his "own vocabulary of architectural forms." More information at Fourteen30.

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Thu, 01/22/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Eva Lake interviews Mandy Greer and Darrel Morris, two artists currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Mandy Greer is exhibiting an installation of crochet, braiding, sewing and beading using yarn, beads, shells, feathers and more.  Darrel Morris presents large works featuring the stitch on fabric.

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Thu, 01/15/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Eva Lake will talk with Cary Doucette, who is a member of the 12x16 gallery in Sellwood and is currently showing work there. He is showing alongside Jerry Walker, who was a Portland Pop Pioneer, adopting the 1960s & 70s NYC Minimalist edge. Although he exhibited in the Portland Art Museum, Walker's work remained largely obscure until his estate sold the collection after his death. Complementing Walker's Minimialist constructions are the parts and pieces of cary doucette. For more information check out: http://www.12x16gallery.com/wp/

 

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Thu, 01/08/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Eva Lake will interview Laura Fritz about her new installation called "Evident" which will open this week at the New American Art Union in SE Portland. Fritz is known for her non-narrative and provocative use of mysterious space and light. This exhibition is a part of the "Couture" series curated by Ruth Ann Brown. For more information, check

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Thu, 12/18/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Eva Lake hosts a tribute to Portland photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier, who died last week.  Guests include his widow, Prudence Roberts, gallery owner Jane Beebe, and John Laursen, co-author of the book, Wild Beauty, with Toedtemeier. 

Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art  Museum’s first curator of photography. He also was co-founder of the Blue Sky Gallery in 1975 and served as its co-director. In 1980 he became Professor of Art and History at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching photography and studio classes.

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Thu, 12/11/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Eva Lake interviews Portland artist MK Guth, who won national acclaim for her participatory installation "Ties of Protection and Safe Keeping." It weaves together themes of myth, fantasy, fairy tales and community.

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Thu, 12/04/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Eva Lake will interview the artist Katherine Ace for Art Focus on December 4th. Ace is known for making still lifes which use both paint and collage techniques. Her show, titled "Creation/chaos" will be up the entire month of December at the Froelick Gallery in the Desoto Building in NW Portland.

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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Eva Lake is hosting Art Focus this week. Her guest is Storm Tharp who currently has a multi-media exhibition up at PDX Contemporary Art in NW Portland through November 29th. See more images at  http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/arm-arm    

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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.

  • 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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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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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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  • Length: 29:20 minutes (40.29 MB)
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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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