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.

 

Coming Soon

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/17/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/10/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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
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Tue, 03/03/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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

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Art Focus
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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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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.

Art Focus

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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.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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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.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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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.

 

 Listen to the audio file here.

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.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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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.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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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/

 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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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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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/

  • Length: 29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)
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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.

  • Title: Grace Weston
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  • Length: 30:45 minutes (42.23 MB)
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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.

  • Title: Whoop Dee Doo
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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.
 

  • Title: Kristan Kennedy
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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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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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