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.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

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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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.

Art Focus on 11/30/10

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Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tim Mahan and Grant Hottle of Half/Dozen Gallery

This coming week Art Focus continues our series of interviews with gallerists and directors, the people who make spaces happen. We need to celebrate the people who have hung in there. So far we've featured Onda Gallery, 12 x 16, Murdoch Art Services and Disjecta. On Tuesday I will have Timothy Mahan on. He directs Half/Dozen. Grant Hottle is currently showing (see fab painting) – and he will also join us.

Art Focus on 11/16/10

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Tue, 11/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Marilyn Murdoch

This week Marilyn Murdoch will be our guest. Marilyn is a well known collector. She also has , considered by many to be the best framing in town. The choice there will make your mouth water. She maintains Artery and Murdoch Collections, where she exhibits and sells work out of her private collection. Perhaps where she made the biggest impact with artists was Guestroom, where local curators stepped up and created different kinds of exhibitions.

Art Focus on 11/09/10

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Tue, 11/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Disjecta Auction

The annual Disjecta auction happens this week. It's always a very entertaining and raucous event. We will interview people from Disjecta and talk about various artworks up for auction.

Art Focus on 11/02/10

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Tue, 11/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artists from the collective 12 x 16 celebrate their 5th anniversary

12 x 16 is celebrating their 5th anniversary. A collective, 12 x 16 is a collective which has shown many guest artists. Luke Dolkas, Cary Doucette and Eunice Parsons will be out guests on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 10/26/10

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Tue, 10/26/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Allan Oliver of Onda Gallery

KBOO will help celebrate the upcoming Day of the Dead by having Allan Oliver on Art Focus. He owns and curates Onda Gallery in the Alberta Arts District, a gallery which specializes in art from Latin America.

Art Focus on 10/19/10

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Tue, 10/19/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Esther Podemski, visual artist, on House of the World, her documentary

Guest host Tom Cramer speaks with artist Esther Podemski about her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest," which is about how globalization manifests in two aspects of Italian life today: the passing of traditional farming in Italy and the increase in enforced prostitution. The film is threaded with a metaphor from a medieval fresco in Siena, "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" by Ambriogio Lorenzetti.

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Todd Tubutis from Blue Sky Gallery on Robert Frank

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Tue, 01/24/2012

 Todd Tubutis of the Director of Blue Sky Gallery was our guest on Art Focus. We covered the current Robert Frank show, Painkiller. We also talked about other shows at Blue Sky and his own path to the gallery.

From the PR:

Painkiller is an original exhibition of 48 Polaroid images by groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank taken from the 1970s through the present. Blue Sky closely collaborated with Frank in selecting photographs to be reproduced in a special series of enlarged prints for this show. Considered one of the most influential figures in the history of photography, Frank has redefined the aesthetic of both the still and the moving image via his pictures and films. Blue Sky is proud to present Frank’s work again in Portland, having first shown his photographs in 1981.

Robert Tomlinson

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Tue, 01/10/2012

 Robert Tomlinson is currently showing mixed media works at Guardino Gallery. He is also a curator woth many different projects.

New Avenues for Youth Public Art Project

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Tue, 01/03/2012

Local homeless youth are collaborating with artists and businesses to beautify our town, via New Avenues for Youth.

Billions and Billions of People collaborative art Installation is transforming a construction site into a work of art. With the vision and support from a premier real estate development company, TMT Development, thirty local homeless youth served by New Avenues for Youth had the unique opportunity to work alongside an internationally famed artist, earn a paycheck and feel connected to the city they call home.


That artist would be Chris Johanson. He joined us (via phone) - plus the Associate Executive Director Sean Suib and two of the youth participants  - on Art Focus.
 


Elizabeth Leach on the group show Body Gesture

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Tue, 12/20/2011

 Elizabeth Leach was our guest on Art Focus. We discussed the current show at her gallery, Body Gesture.


Molly Vidor

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Tue, 12/06/2011

Molly Vidor talks about her show Honeydrippers, still life paintings at PDX.

The Portland Art Collective

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Tue, 11/29/2011

Portland Art Collective hosts "Open Doors" at the Multnomah Art Center on December 2nd and 3rd. Robin Olsen and Lorraine Jones of the collective were our guests.

foreGround at the Littman Gallery

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Tue, 11/22/2011

Jeff Jahn has curated foreGround at the Littman Gallery. Artists include Ben Young, Jim Neidhardt, Zach Davis, Arcy Douglass, Jacqueline Ehlis and Matthew Picton. Jahn and Douglass were our guests on November 22nd.

Art Focus on 11/15/11

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Tue, 11/15/2011

Our guest is Laurie Danial, who has a show at Froelick Gallery during the month of November. The show comprises of paintings and prints and is called Control Release Control.

Martha Lee, owner and director of the Laura Russo Gallery

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Tue, 11/08/2011

Art Focus 10/25/2011

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Fri, 10/28/2011

Guest host Paige Prendergast talks to local artist and art instructor Ryan Bubnis about his art and hid upcoming shows.

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