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.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is 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 06/11/13

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Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Viennese bike collector and architecht Michael Embacher

On Tuesday June 11 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews bicycle collector Michael Embacher, whose collection forms the basis of the Portland Art Museum's new show, Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design.

From the PAM press release:

Drawn from the collection of Vienna-based designer and bike aficionado Michael

Embacher, this special exhibition features 40 bicycles chosen by Embacher as

examples of pivotal moments in the evolution of bicycle design.

 

Cyclepedia is the third entry in the Museum’s design-oriented exhibition series.

Preceded by China Design Now and the Allure of the Automobile, Cyclepedia

investigates the impact on bicycle design aesthetically and practically.

Art Focus on 06/04/13

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Tue, 06/04/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Merridawn Duckler

On June 4, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Merridawn Duckler about her and her brother Geordie Duckler's current show at Blackfish Gallery called Ritual, The Show. It is a group exhibit by Blackfish Gallery Artists, running from June 4 to June 29, 2013

In “Ritual, The Show” a transformed gallery space created by Blackfish

member Merridawn Duckler and guest artist Geordie Duckler invites

visitors to partake in three separate experiences that combine ritual and art.

The first involves sitting in silence for four minutes 33 seconds in a tent in

the gallery, a reference to experimental composer John Cage’s famous piece

Art Focus on 05/28/13

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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Artist Cynthia Lahti

Cynthia Lahti will be our guest on Art Focus. She currently has a show at PDX Contemporary Art.

Art Focus on 05/21/13

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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sarah Margolis-Pineo about Object Focus: The Bowl

On Tuesday May 21, 2013, Joseph Gallivan will interview Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft, about the exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl.

The show looks at the humble bowl in the context of Art, craft and everyday life.

Art Focus on 05/14/13

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sandy Roumagoux

 

Sandy Roumagoux has a show at Blackfish. She is our guest this week.

Art Focus on 05/07/13

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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews curator Diane Durston about Isamu Noguchi's Japanese Garden show

On Tuesday May 7, Joseph Gallivan interviews Diane Durston of the Portland Japanese Garden about the show of sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, the famed Japanese-American artist.

 

Art Focus on 04/30/13

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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artist Patrick Collier

 We have Patrick Collier on the radio with us.

Art Focus on 04/23/13

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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Terri Hopkins the curator of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University

On Tuesday April 23, Joseph Gallivan will interview Terri Hopkins about two shows on incarceration that she has curated at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, just south of Lake Oswego.

Hopkins will talk about the work of two artists. Julie Green's show is The Last Supper: 500 Plates, and consists of 500 hand painted ceramic plates showing what death row prisoners ordered for their final meal.

Buddy Bunting's "The Prison Industrial Complex" is a series of large scale drawings of modern American prisons.

 

http://www.marylhurst.edu/arts-and-events/art-gym/art-gym-exhibitions/current-exhibition.html

Art Focus on 04/16/13

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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brian Ferriso of the Portland Art Museum

Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum, will be Eva Lake's guest.

Art Focus on 04/09/13

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane

On Tuesday April 9, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane. 

Tane is a realist painter who depicts industrial maritime scenes (oil tankers, large ships, tugs etc), as well as street scenes from San Francisco and New York.  Tane has a fascinating background which includes shipping heavy sculptures for New York sculptors such as Mark Di Suvero in the 1970s, captaining ships, manufacturing tugboat pilothouses and running a marine salvage business in the waters around Portland. 

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Art Focus on 10/04/11

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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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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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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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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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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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