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.
 

 

Episode Archive

12_1_15_ Art Focus with Black Laughs Matter

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus and Black Laughs Matter A comedy showcase and Fundraiser
Art Focus Interview the Comedians and Musicians of the Black Laughs Matter Comedy Showcase
Black Laughs Matter 

Art Focus with host Andre Middleton interviews the crew from ZamZam Sounds

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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ZamZam Sounds represents Portland on the world stage in the roots dub > steppers dub > dub tech con
Join Andre Middleton and his guest Ezra Ereckson and Tracy Harrison of ZamZam Sounds .A local Portland Record label that specializes in

Art Focus with Host Andre Middleton Celebrates Public Art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland Celebrates Public Art
Celebrating Public Art! Join Andre Middleton and his guest Racc Executive Director Eloise Damrosch and Public Art Managers Kristin Calhoun, Peggy Kendellen and Keith Lachowicz as we talk about public art in the Portland Region

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop about Paige Powell and Kenny Scharf

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum
On Tuesday Nov. 10 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum. They will talk about Paige Powell: The Ride, and Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern, which are at PAM through Feb. 21, 2016. They discuss Powell’s photographic style and the meaning of her ride in New York when she sold ads for Interview magazine and mingled with Andy Warhol’s art set in the 1980s. Krajewski also talks about Scharf’s mode of pop surrealism.
 
This show was recorded on Nov. 6 2015 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
 

Art Focus 11/3/2016: The 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sitka Art Invitational with Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur
Join host Andre Middleton with his guest Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur as they talk about the 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational, an annual exhibition and sale brings together more than 400 works by more than 140 Pacific Northwest artists.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci
[pronounced CARTS OOCHY]
 
On Tuesday October 27, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Shell talks about the show "Kartz Ucci – an opera for one" which runs through December 5, 2015. Shell will discuss going through the artist’s computer hard drive looking for digital art after Ucci’s death, and the way her work relates to Pablo Neruda’s love poetry.  
 
This show was recorded 10/25/15 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.

From the press release:
 
Gallery Talk with Abby Donovan, Tannaz Farsi, Blake Shell, and Prudence Roberts - October 30, 2015 12:30pm 

Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

Today Art Focus will be joined in the studio by Ivonne Kennedy! Born in the city of Oaxaca in 1971, where she continues to reside. A painter of classic and architectonic reminiscences in an environment that awards the picturesque folkloric and a supposed mythic-magical vision, her resistance to take on the forms of the inexistent but well-publicized “Oaxacan school of painting” singularizes her as much as the urban iconography which she utilizes in her paintings. 

Art Focus Hosted by Andre Middleton: Guest Klamath/Modoc Artist Natalie Ball

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Local art news and an interview with Indigenous Artist Natalie Ball
Natalie is an Indigenous artist who examines internal and external discourses that shape Indian identity through contemporary installation art. I believe historical discourses of Native Americans have constructed a limited and inconsistent visual archive that currently misrepresents our past experiences and misinforms current expectations.

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about 25 years of photographing Burning Man

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about Burning Man

On Tuesday Sept 29 at 11.30 am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about the photo show called Burning Man Pas de Deux.  

Harvey will discuss his life as a Burner for 25 years and his range of pictures, from early documentation to more nuance uimages of figures interacting with the landscape. Stewart is the brother of Larry Harvey, who first had the idea to burn a wooden man on a San Francisco beach for the solstice in 1990, before it moved to Black Rock Desert in Arizona. The brothers are from Portland.

This show was recorded on Sept 26, 2015, was edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE

Art Focus: Hosted By Andre Middleton with Guest Photographer Larry Cwik

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Local art news and an interview with Photographer Larry Cwik
Cwik's work has been presented in more than 100 exhibits since 1983 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia and is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, the Bank of America, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Audio

Robert Yoder on his work and his show "Cover You, Smother You"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/03/2011

Our Guest on Art Focus is Robert Yoder. He is showing "Cover you, Smother you" at the Froelick Gallery this month.

  • Length: 29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)
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Jim Neidhardt

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/26/2011

Jim Neidhardt was our guest on Art Focus. He has a show of photographs up called Museum at Blackfish. Neidhardt captures the museum ritual of photographing the art experience rather than actually having one. Or maybe the intimate relationship we have with our cameras is deeply imbedded in whatever art experience we have, for better or worse.

  • Title: Jim Neidhardt
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:37 minutes (39.3 MB)
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April Waters on "Sheroes"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/19/2011

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 Joya, 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.

  • Length: 28:05 minutes (25.71 MB)
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Holly Andres at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/12/2011

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art presented Holly Andres for their April exhibition. She was our guest and told us about "The Fall of Spring Hill." The show 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.

  • Title: Holly Andres
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:23 minutes (40.35 MB)
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Curator Cris Moss on Bearing Witness by artist Daniel Heyman

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/05/2011

This is an interview with Cris Moss, who curates at Linfield College. Opening this month 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.

Avantika Bawa at Disjecta

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/29/2011

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

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

and some links on Avantika's artwork:

  1. http://registry.whitecolumns.org/view_artist.php?artist=88
  2. http://www.artconcerns.com/html/interview1_avanthikaBava.htm
  3. http://www.cnngo.com/mumbai/play/mathesis-order-day-720877
  4. http://columbusmuseum.com/avantikabawa/
  5. http://local-artists.org/users/avantika-bawa

 

 

Matt Cosby

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Art Focus
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Wed, 03/23/2011

Matt Cosby discusses his painting show PEAKS & TROUGHS at Augen Gallery.

www.augengallery.com/Artists/cosby.html

  • Length: 26:22 minutes (24.13 MB)
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John Motley

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/22/2011

John Motley contributes pieces to the Oregonian, Art Papers and other publications. He’ has 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.

Painter Henk Pander on His Life and Work

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/15/2011

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.

Henk Pander has lived in Oregon for 45 years, but to this day describes himself as a “reluctant immigrant” from his native Holland. He was born in Haarlem in 1937 and studied painting at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 1956 to 1961. Arriving in Portland in 1965, he observed the cross currents of the American cultural scene of the 1960s with the fascination yet detachment of a European émigré.

In the decades since, Pander has maintained his cultural double vision: he documents and interprets American technology, materialism, topography, and disaster in paintings and drawings that recall the grand tradition of Dutch painting extending back to Rembrandt and Frans Hals. At the same time, drawing upon his childhood memories in Holland and periodic visits to his home country, he frequently paints European scenes and subjects as well. His painted narratives range from his memories of Nazi-occupied Holland to the NASA space center at Cape Canavrel, from the Portland creative scene to the burning of the New Carissa off the Oregon coast.

  • Length: 30:15 minutes (20.78 MB)
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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/01/2011

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson joined us on Art Focus . 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.

 

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