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
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
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.

 

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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
Air date: 
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
Air date: 
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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
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

Art Focus

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Eva Lake hosts a tribute to Portland photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier, who died last week.  Guests include his widow, Prudence Roberts, gallery owner Jane Beebe, and John Laursen, co-author of the book, Wild Beauty, with Toedtemeier. 

Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art  Museum’s first curator of photography. He also was co-founder of the Blue Sky Gallery in 1975 and served as its co-director. In 1980 he became Professor of Art and History at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching photography and studio classes.

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"You Don't Know What Art i$”

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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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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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