Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people.
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.
On May 14th Eva Lake interviewed Sandy Roumagoux, who is showing at Blackfish.
On April 23rd Joseph Gallivan will interview Terri Hopkins about two shows on incarceration that she has curated at the Art Gym.
On April 16 Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum, was Eva Lake's guest.
Philip Iosca was Eva Lake's guest for the April 2, 2013 episode of Art Focus. He had a show at Fourteen30 Contemporary.
Rita Robillard was our guest on February 26th. She had a show at Augen Gallery this month.
Michelle Ross was Eva Lake's guest on February 12th. She showed at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
On Tuesday Feb 5, Joseph Gallivan interviewed Julia Dolan about photographer Carrie Mae Weems. The retrospective exhibition, "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video" runs at the Portland Art Museum February 2 – May 19, 2013. Julia Dolan is the museum's Minor White Curator of Photography
On January 29th Eva Lake interviewed Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society. They talked about events and exhibitions happening for Black History Month.
On Tuesday January 22 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviewed Mariana Tres, curator of the Society for Nebulous Knowledge, about the show "Celestial Clockwork." In her show at Chambers@916 Gallery, Tres presents the artefacts of 19th Century Astoria clockmaker and astronomer Herschel McShougle.
Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.
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.
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)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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.
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.
- Title: Cris Moss discusses Bearing Witness by artist Daniel Heyman
- Genre: Unknown
- Length: 29:16 minutes (40.2 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
This is a link to Disjecta:
and some links on Avantika's artwork:
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.
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)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)
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.
In March Centrifuge, a group show curated by Chroma, opens at the Art Institute of Portland. Centrifuge explores links between art and architecture. We had the curators Jennifer Porter and Martha Wallulis, plus Caitlin Moore from the Art Institute of Portland on the radio about the upcoming exhibition.