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.
 

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus with host Andre Middleton interviews the crew from ZamZam Sounds

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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ZamZam Sounds represents Portland on the world stage in the roots dub > steppers dub > dub tech con
Join Andre Middleton and his guest Ezra Ereckson and Tracy Harrison of ZamZam Sounds .A local Portland Record label that specializes in

Art Focus with Host Andre Middleton Celebrates Public Art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland Celebrates Public Art
Celebrating Public Art! Join Andre Middleton and his guest Racc Executive Director Eloise Damrosch and Public Art Managers Kristin Calhoun, Peggy Kendellen and Keith Lachowicz as we talk about public art in the Portland Region

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop about Paige Powell and Kenny Scharf

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum
On Tuesday Nov. 10 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum. They will talk about Paige Powell: The Ride, and Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern, which are at PAM through Feb. 21, 2016. They discuss Powell’s photographic style and the meaning of her ride in New York when she sold ads for Interview magazine and mingled with Andy Warhol’s art set in the 1980s. Krajewski also talks about Scharf’s mode of pop surrealism.
 
This show was recorded on Nov. 6 2015 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
 

Art Focus 11/3/2016: The 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sitka Art Invitational with Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur
Join host Andre Middleton with his guest Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur as they talk about the 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational, an annual exhibition and sale brings together more than 400 works by more than 140 Pacific Northwest artists.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci
[pronounced CARTS OOCHY]
 
On Tuesday October 27, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Shell talks about the show "Kartz Ucci – an opera for one" which runs through December 5, 2015. Shell will discuss going through the artist’s computer hard drive looking for digital art after Ucci’s death, and the way her work relates to Pablo Neruda’s love poetry.  
 
This show was recorded 10/25/15 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.

From the press release:
 
Gallery Talk with Abby Donovan, Tannaz Farsi, Blake Shell, and Prudence Roberts - October 30, 2015 12:30pm 

Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

Today Art Focus will be joined in the studio by Ivonne Kennedy! Born in the city of Oaxaca in 1971, where she continues to reside. A painter of classic and architectonic reminiscences in an environment that awards the picturesque folkloric and a supposed mythic-magical vision, her resistance to take on the forms of the inexistent but well-publicized “Oaxacan school of painting” singularizes her as much as the urban iconography which she utilizes in her paintings. 

Art Focus Hosted by Andre Middleton: Guest Klamath/Modoc Artist Natalie Ball

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Local art news and an interview with Indigenous Artist Natalie Ball
Natalie is an Indigenous artist who examines internal and external discourses that shape Indian identity through contemporary installation art. I believe historical discourses of Native Americans have constructed a limited and inconsistent visual archive that currently misrepresents our past experiences and misinforms current expectations.

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about 25 years of photographing Burning Man

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about Burning Man

On Tuesday Sept 29 at 11.30 am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about the photo show called Burning Man Pas de Deux.  

Harvey will discuss his life as a Burner for 25 years and his range of pictures, from early documentation to more nuance uimages of figures interacting with the landscape. Stewart is the brother of Larry Harvey, who first had the idea to burn a wooden man on a San Francisco beach for the solstice in 1990, before it moved to Black Rock Desert in Arizona. The brothers are from Portland.

This show was recorded on Sept 26, 2015, was edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE

Art Focus: Hosted By Andre Middleton with Guest Photographer Larry Cwik

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Local art news and an interview with Photographer Larry Cwik
Cwik's work has been presented in more than 100 exhibits since 1983 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia and is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, the Bank of America, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Art Focus 9/8/2016 with Brian W. Parker

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
An Art Focused interview show
Art Focus 9/8/2016 Guest: Brian W. Parker
As my first show I'll share a bit about my history and my goals for the show. My first guest will be the incredible Brian W. Parker!

Audio

Art Focus on 10/04/11

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/04/2011

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews photographer Jim Lommasson about the show What We Carried at Launchpad Gallery. The show is a collaborative project conceived by Jim Lommasson and Oregon Iraqi Refugees. The exhibit will include photographs and writing and paintings by Farooq Hassan and Samir Khurshid.

Here are links/info about the show:

What We Carried
Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization
October 7th - 29th, 2011

http://launchpadgallery.org/category/exhibits/

http://lommasson.blogspot.com/

http://theoregoniraqirefugeeproject.blogspot.com/

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David Eckard

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Tue, 09/27/2011

Our guest on Art Focus was David Eckard. The Art Gym is giving him a mid-career survey which opens on October 2nd. David Eckard: Deployment will present approximately 40 artworks, including new paintings, sculpture and performances, and a selection of past sculptures, drawings and documentation. It will also include documentation and physical remnants of past installations and performances.

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  • Length: 29:57 minutes (41.13 MB)
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Grace Weston

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Tue, 09/20/2011

Currently Augen Gallery is showing Grace Weston's Angles of Incidents. Weston was our guest on Art Focus. We were fortunate enough to visit her studio once. She's making magic from a very small set with all kinds of wild parts.

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Whoop Dee Doo

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Tue, 09/13/2011

Whoop Dee Doo are a part of the PICA TBA 2011 Festival. They were our guests on Art Focus  September 13th.
About the group: An all-ages, anything-goes variety show, Whoop Dee Doo enlists diverse participants and collaborates with a wild range of performers—from science teachers and Celtic bagpipers to clogging troupes, drill teams, and drag queens—all for an audience of wide-eyed children. This chaotic mix is an awkward yet endearing experience that embraces a huge range of tastes and sensibilities and strips away divisions between high and low art. While curated by the group, Whoop Dee Doo remains a truly inclusive endeavor that celebrates difference and unabashed self-expression.

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  • Length: 29:37 minutes (40.68 MB)
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Kristan Kennedy of PICA's TBA Festival

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Tue, 09/06/2011

PICA's TBA Festival is coming up and Art Focus will devout 2 episodes to it. This week our guest will be Kristan Kennedy, PICA's Visual Art Curator (who is also an artist). The PICA Resource Room online will give you all the details about the festival.
 

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  • Length: 29:49 minutes (40.96 MB)
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Joshua Berger and Tiffany Lee Brown of Plazm

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/30/2011

Joshua Berger and Tiffany Lee Brown of Plazm talk about 20 years in which Plazm has been in print.

Pacific NW Art Program with Ben Dye, Jen Fuller and William Rihel

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Tue, 08/23/2011

Now there is a Recology Program where artists go to the dump and make work from it. Some of them joined us on Art Focus. The artists involved are: Ben Dye, Jen Fuller, William Rihel, Mike Suri, and Leslie Vigeant. Rihel, Dye and Fuller will joined us here.
 

Lynda Ater

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Tue, 08/16/2011

Lynda Ater has a show at Blackfish right now called Inside Out: Embelling Albers' Square. She talks about Joseph Albers, Hommage to the Square, color, patterns she made from cancer cell shapes and past exhibitions in which she investigates color.

C.O.P.S.

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Tue, 08/09/2011

Four artists here in Portland are offering for the summer - C.O.P.S - Conceptual Oregon Performance School. From the statement:

The Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.) is a free, artist-run, experimental summer school, with a focus on contemporary performance strategies. Its mandate is to engage participants in the methodologies, critical theory, and dialogue surrounding the discipline, while investigating its social and cultural role. Participants will experiment with a myriad of contemporary performance strategies, based upon formal and informal lectures, seminar-based dialogue, and structured group critique.

The guests/instructors are: Sean Carney, Matthew Green, Patrick Rock and Michael Reinsch.

Lisa Radon, writer and curator

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/02/2011

Lisa Radon is our guest - a writer and poet turned curator. The group show she curated is called Reading. Writing.

Reading.Writing. is an exhibition about the intersections between the practices of reading and writing and art making. It is the möbius strip where writing is a kind of reading is a kind of writing ∞. On August 5, 2011 Reading.Writing. opens at galleryHOMELAND, the Ford Building (2505 SE 11th, corner of SE 11th and Division), with a reception from 6-9 PM. The exhibition includes work by 18 artists from Portland, San Francisco, Calgary, Belgrade, and Montreal working in video, print, paint, sculpture, embroidery, photography, and publication.

 

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