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.

James Lavadour will be 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 on 04/19/11

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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Painter April Waters on her series of paintings called "Sheroes"

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.

"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joia, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fought for humanitarian and environmental justice. Most of them have contributed to equitable sharing and protection of clean water.

www.aprilwaters.com

Art Focus on 04/12/11

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Holly Andres

Art Focus will have Holly Andres who has a new show at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, "The Fall of Spring Hill ." It continues her examination of a personal feminine narrative. In large-scale, lush color images, the artist ponders the brevity of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. As in her previous work, this new series is concerned with revisiting, recreating and preserving history, the interweaving of fact and fiction and finding a place in which biography and fictitious narration come together. Andres choreographs all her tableaus - she dresses her people and puts it all together.

Art Focus on 04/05/11

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Curator Cris Moss on Daniel Heyman

Cris Moss, who curates at Linfield College, will be our guest. Opening this month at Linfield is Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman. Heyman is a storyteller. The exhibition features portraits of individuals who have endured great personal hardship — former Abu Ghraib detainees, African-American fathers who have been in and out of jail, and new immigrants to the United States. Linfield will also host a public Frazee Lecture with Daniel Heyman in Ice Auditorium on the Linfield campus Tuesday, April 5, from 7:30–9 p.m. An extension of the exhibition will be hosted by the White Box Gallery at the University of Oregon in Portland from April 5 – May 14, 2011, with a First Thursday Opening Reception on April 7 from 6–8 p.m.

Art Focus on 03/29/11

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Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Avantika Bawa

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews  Avantika Bawa who will be showing at Disjecta starting April 2nd. Curator Jenene Nagy will probably join them.

This is a link to Disjecta:
http://www.disjecta.org/events/nagy-2011.php

and some links on Avantika's artwork:

Art Focus on 03/23/11

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Matt Cosby

Matt Cosby will discuss his painting show at Augen Gallery.

Art Focus on 03/22/11

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Tue, 03/22/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Art Critic John Motley

This week our guest on Art Focus is John Motley. Motley contributes pieces to the Oregonian. He’s also just published a collection of critical essays that were developed alongside exhibitions at Fourteen30. The book is called Stay Time. Originally published as a series of limited edition broadsides, available only at the gallery, these essays examine the work of emerging artists from Portland, Los Angeles and beyond.

Art Focus on 03/15/11

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Tue, 03/15/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Artist Henk Pander on his life and work

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews artist Henk Pander about his life and work.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art opened a major exhibition of the art of Henk Pander on January 29, 2011. It surveys the range of Pander’s oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, posters, and theatrical designs from the late 1950s to 2010. On view through March 27, 2011, it is the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted of this important Oregon artist’s work.

Art Focus on 03/01/11

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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on the CNAA at the Portland Art Museum

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson joins us on Art Focus this week. She is the new curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum and has recently announced the finalists and winners of the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.

Art Focus on 02/22/11

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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Centrifuge/Chroma

In March Centrifuge, a group show curated by Chroma, opens at the Art Institute of Portland. Centrifuge explores links between art and architecture. Our guests are the curators Jennifer Porter and Martha Wallulis, plus Caitlin Moore from the Art Institute of Portland.

Art Focus on 02/15/11

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland art critics discuss the changes in art writing

We are hosting a panel discussion about art criticism in Portland and beyond. Our guests will be Lisa Radon of Ultrapdx, Jeff Jahn of PORT, Barry Johnson (who wrote and edited for years at the O) and journalist Brian Libby.

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"You Don't Know What Art i$”

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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)
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Cynthia Mosser

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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.

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Ray Boyle and Sarah Farahat

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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.

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Appendix Project Space

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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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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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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.

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  • Length: 28:20 minutes (38.91 MB)
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Tom Cramer and Jeff Jahn discuss architecture

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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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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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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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Tue, 05/10/2011

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

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