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.

Sculptor James FLorschutz was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 16 2014, talking about Wedges Plus at Augen Gallery.
 
Julia Dolan the photgraphy curator at the Portland Art Museum was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 9 2014, talking about the Blue Sky at 40 show. 

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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.

 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show
On Tuesday April 21 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr, the Director of Exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery. Barr will talk about the 2015 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers, which features ten photos each by 62 photographers from around the Northwest. Viewers  must open the drawers in the gallery and handle the photos. Barr focuses on trends in photography, the wide range of methods on display and the use of cell phone cameras.

The show runs throughout 2015.
 
Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
bluesky@blueskygallery.org 
 

Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen
The guest is Denise Mullen, President of Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC). We'll discuss Conversations On Craft, a Public Forum at 7PM on April 16th in the Vollum Building, painting/drawing studio.

CONVERSATIONS ON CRAFT is a forum addressing the skill and art of creativity. Focused on a making space, the intention is to incite discourse and exercise motivations, aspirations, even prejudices that surround Contemporary Craft, particularly Craft’s persistent presence in a contemporary culture suspicious of labored beauty and material literacy.A public forum, with speakers including:

Howard Risatti (Moderator) - Emeritus Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Theory , Department of Art History, Virgina Commonwealth University

The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised
We hear a forum on "The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised" sponsored by the Harlem Book Fair at the  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The Black Arts Movement was once described by Time magazine as the "single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature " possibly in American literature as a whole." It was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. The movement was triggered by the assassination of Malcolm X and among the well-known writers who were involved with the movement were Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Hoyt W. Fuller, and Rosa Guy. The movement is also seen as one of the most important times in African-American literature. 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art


On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe [PRONOUNCED GRAFF] , Director of Art at the Maryhill Museum of Art in the gorge, near Goldendale, Washington.

Grafe will talk about the new season at Maryhill, which includes American Indian painting from the 20th Century, photography of the making of the Columbia River Scenic Highway, glass work by Puget Sound artist Raven Skyriver, and folk textiles from Romania.

This show is edited by KBOO Volunteer Sam Parrish. 

Current exhibitions:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas, owner of the new gallery Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art. He will talk about "THE SUM OF ITS PARTS- Part 2". Thomas was crucial to the development of the art scene in Portland when he ran the Jamison/Thomas Gallery with William Jamison in the 1980s.
Thomas also talks about the Portland scene, his changing feelings about abstraction, and growing up with Dennis Hopper as a stepfather.

Audio editing by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 
 
From the press release:

Art Focus on 03/17/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

We hear an archival interview with artist and educator Judy Chicago, recorded just before the opening of her Masterpiece installation The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1979.

Judy Chicago was an important advocate for the Feminist Arts Program at Cal Arts.  She began hosting a radio program at KPFK Los Angeles, and cofounded the Los Angeles Women's Building in 1973. 

In 1974 Judy began creating her landmark artistic Installation The Dinner Party. 

It would take 6 years to complete this masterpiece of 39 place settings arranged into groupings of 13, with the three dining tables arranged into a triangle.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner (pronounced "burner"), the Chief Enrollment Officer and Director of Admissions at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Boerner will talk about how to get into art school, what OCAC has to offer, and describes National Portfolio Day (which happens each  January), where prospective students can meet representatives from art schools from around the country and get advice on their portfolio.
www.ocac.edu/npday
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum
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On Tuesday February 10, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill, the Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Stanfill will talk about "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945," a show at the Portland Art Museum (through May 3) which examines Italy’s dramatic transition from postwar devastation to a burgeoning industry.

She discusses the role of Italian fascism in the development of the garment industry, the rise of Rome, Florence and Milan as fashion centers, and the time Emilio Pucci made outfits for the Reed College ski team.
 
From the press release:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton
On Tuesday, February 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Jo Hamilton about her show "Whom" which runs at the Laura Russo Gallery until Feb 28.
Hamilton trained as a painter in her hometown of Glasgow, UK but her latest show uses crotchet to make wall-mounted portraits ranging from police mugshots to other artists to her mother with a black eye. Hamilton will talk about some of the characters she has worked with, the way the medium unsettles expectations, and where to get the best acrylic yarn.    
 
From the press release:

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"You Don't Know What Art i$”

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/26/2011

Guest host Wendy Webb speaks with LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs, a longstanding force in the L.A. street art scene.

The Denizen Gallery @Milepost 5 and the Plum Bum Gallery brought Krebs to Portland to perform "You Don't Know What Art i$” for the closing of his visual art show “Blacklisted and Banned.”  He premiered the piece on this installment of Art Focus.

Joey Krebs, media activist, street artist, performer, and visual artist, along with his collective ARTSAVESLIVES, calls the commodification of "street art" into question. Recently Krebs was one of the protesters of the censorship of the 2011 MOCA graffiti show.

LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs was cover artist for the punk-rock-rap group, Rage Against the Machine, for their first platinum album -- “The Battle of Los Angeles.” He was the creative director of two Rage Against the Machine music videos, including the MTV award-winning “Bulls on Parade,” and “Renegades of Funk.” These videos feature Phantom’s signature artwork, the silhouette or shadow, which serves as the archetype for the Public Everyman.

  • Length: 27:36 minutes (12.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Cynthia Mosser

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/19/2011

Cynthia Mosser has a show up at Augen Desoto this month. It's all about the egg, small and large pieces, layer upon layer of the oval. Some of the pieces are egg-shaped too. The show is called Eggs Obsession.

  • Title: Cynthia Mosser
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:06 minutes (39.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ray Boyle and Sarah Farahat

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/12/2011

Our guests here include Ray Boyle, who curated Coffee with Cardamom at Place II at the Settlement in Pioneer Square. This show includes the solo exhibition Can You See Me Now? (Part One): Reflections on Palestine by Sarah Farahat, who was also our guest. Coffee with Cardamom also includes the group Exhibit Mirrors: A Middle Eastern/ American Collaboration.

  • Artist: Unknown
  • Title: Track 1
  • Length: 26:22 minutes (36.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Appendix Project Space

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/28/2011

The three curators from Appendix Project Space  joined us:  Joshua Pavlacky, Travis Fitzgerald and Zack Davis. The upcoming show at Appendix is Neverland by Daniel J. Glendening and Michael Welsch.

Paige Prendergast of Breeze Block Gallery

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/21/2011

 Paige Prendergast, director of Breeze Block, is our guest on Art Focus. Her current show is Concrete and Steel, a multimedia exhibition of urban geometry, features the work of Nick Makanna, Joe Chambers and Kit Crenshaw.

John Graeter

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/14/2011

John Graeter was our guest - he has organized all kinds of art extravaganzas around town, including the Manor of Art. Now he’s opening a gallery. Look for it later this year.

  • Title: John Graeter
  • Length: 28:20 minutes (38.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Tom Cramer and Jeff Jahn discuss architecture

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 06/07/2011

Tom Cramer guest hosts, bringing on Jeff Jahn to give us "The Architecture Show." (Photo of Bud Clark Commons by Jeff Jahn) http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2011/06/resouce_access.html

Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/31/2011

Our guest this week was Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary. YU has been in the news a lot lately. It’s the new non-profit with grand aims and an even grander building. You can’t help but be inspired when you walk in there. The first exhibition is an archive from PCVA. Knapp discusses the space, the exhibition and various plans for YU.

Lenall Siebenaler and Judy Lindley of Friends of the Library

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/17/2011

Friends of the Library have opened up a pop-up on NW 23rd - where the beloved Music Millennium used to be. This pop-up will have revolving art shows from a huge community of artists as well as books on sale. Lenall Siebenaler is the director of the store and Judy Lindley is on the board of directors they joined us on Art Focus .

Tom Cramer talks about his "Oregon Landmarks" show at Laura Russo

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/10/2011

Tom Cramer has a new show of Oregon Landmarks at the Laura Russo Gallery.

  • Title: Tom Cramer
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:37 minutes (40.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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