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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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dana Lynn Louis about Clearing at Lewis & Clarke College
 

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Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
painter Kim McKenna talks about her new show

Listen to the interview here.

Kim McKenna has a show of paintings at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery in NW Portland. The exhibition is called Modern Problems and it is an exploration of artificiality as it relates to various types of pictorial space.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/14/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
the artists talk about their show at Gallery Homeland

Damien Gilley and Ethan Rose have an installation up at Gallery Homeland, curated by Tilt Export.

Listen to the interview here.

Gilley will also talk about his new show up at the Autzen Gallery at PSU (pictured above).

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Stotik has a new show up at Laura Russo

 Listen to the interview here.

Eric Stotik will talk about his new show up at the Laura Russo Gallery.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/31/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Chris Haberman talks about his upcoming shows

 Listen to the interview here.

Chris will be showing at the Launch Pad in April, at the Goodfoot in May and he also has a July show at 23Sandy. Busy guy!

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Vanessa Renwick talks about her new show

 Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Andres discusses his current show of paintings

Mark Andres discussed his current work on show at Augen Desoto. The exhibition is called Painting in Time. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/10/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Alicia McDaid, artist showing at the MK Gallery

Alicia McDaid opened a new exhibition at the MK Gallery of PSU this month.  The show is called "Pain is fear leaving your body." Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/03/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Ben Pink will talk about the Love show and upcoming shows at Launch Pad

Ben Pink is director of Launch Pad Gallery and also curator of the currently running LOVE Show at the Olympic Mills in the SE. We talked about Love and upcoming shows at Launch Pad. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Thu, 02/26/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jim Archer talks about his new work at Life Gallery

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Jim Archer is known as a curator who worked for years at the Archer Gallery at Clark College. He is also know for his collage work. Now however he is showing paintings, small portraits of faces at the Life Gallery in the Everett Station Lofts.

Note: Art Focus will have a new timeslot starting in March. Starting next week we will broadcast every Tuesday at 11:30am.

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
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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
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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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