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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.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 09/03/13

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Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy of PICA and Theo Downes-Le Guin of Upfor Gallery

On Tuesday Sept 3, 2013, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy, the Visual Art Curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Kennedy will talk about the visual art she has selected for the 2013 Time-Based Art festival which runs September 12 to 22nd.  

 

Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune.

Art Focus on 08/27/13

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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Sherrie Levine

Bruce Guenther will discuss with host Eva Lake the Sherrie Levine exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

Art Focus on 08/20/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum

On August 20, 2013,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.

 

Art Focus on 08/13/13

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Tue, 08/13/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Hickory Mertsching
Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Art Focus on 07/30/13

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Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Holly Andres

ON JULY  30TH JOSEPH GALLIVAN INTERVIEWS PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ANDRES. SHE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HER SHOW "THE HOMECOMING" WHICH RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2013 AT THE HALLIE FORD MUSEUM IN SALEM, PART OF WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY. AS WELL AS THE MEANING OF HER FINE ART PHOTOS, SHE TALKS ABOUT SHOOTING SASQUATCH FESTIVAL FOR TEEN VOGUE, AND HER LOVE OF INSTAGRAM.

Art Focus on 07/23/13

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about artists books.

On July 23, 2013, at 11.3am Joseph Gallivan interviews the curator of graphic arts at the Portland Art Museum, Mary Weaver Chapin.

Weaver Chapin will talk about the artists books on display at "Artist & Book" at the museum through Sept 1.

 

Artists books are collaborations between artists, writers and publishers to create elaborate and beautiful collector's item books. Forms can range from circular pages in a movie reel canister to pop-up books to the more conceptual, such as text written on a pinwheel.    

For more information see https://www.portlandartmuseum.org/artistbook

Art Focus on 07/16/13

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Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum

On July 16, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate curator of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Miss Knapp will talk about current shows on at the Eugene museum, including New American Acquisitions,

 Living Legacies, and Su Kwak's "Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint."

 

Art Focus on 07/02/13

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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Shawn Records

Art Focus on 06/25/13

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee

On Tuesday June 25, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee, whose show Synergy is on now at the Mark Woolley Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall until July 14th, 2013.

Avio-Augee's work takes as its starting point the light of stars and travels deep into abstract territory, with the spiral as its core design element.

Art Focus on 06/18/13

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Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick will be Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus. The work is photo-based, whether it is her own or found and she does straight prints plus boxes, constructions and all kinds of assemblage.

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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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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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