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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.

 

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Episode Archive

Art Focus on 06/05/12

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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Exhibition and Release and Reception

In this episode we will cover an exhibition opening this week, curated by Jeanine Jablonski. It will be at The Cleaners @The Ace Hotel. The show pairs MFAs from PSU with exhibiting artists, namely:

Will Bruno & Chris Johanson, Sam Guerrero & Brad Adkins, Jessica Chantal Hickey & Wynne Greenwood

with Evan La Londe & Sol Hashemi, Rochelle Kulei & James Lavadour, Sean Schumacher & D.E. May

The reception is the evening of Thursday, June 7. Guests on the radio will be Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey.

There is also printed matter: [STUDIO], edited by Lisa Radon, celebrates the completion of a publication produced in response to visits by the artists of the 2011-12 PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series.

Art Focus on 05/29/12

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Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Galleries at Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place downtown is currently hosting galleries on its third floor - these include PDX, Mark Woolley Gallery and Peoples Art. Directors Gabe Flores, Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman will be our guests.

Art Focus on 05/22/12

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Strayer on the photography and life of Marion Wood Kolisch

Jennifer Strayer is our guest on Art Focus - she is the curator of Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. 

Art Focus on 05/08/12

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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Liz Cohn

Liz Cohn has Playing with a Full Deck up at 12 x 16 Gallery in Sellwood. The artist collaborated with other artists via the mail to create a big installation of collaged playing cards. 

Art Focus on 05/01/12

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gigi Rosenberg

Gigi Rosenberg is our guest. Her new book The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is out. We will go over what it takes to write a successful grant for the visual artist!

Art Focus on 04/24/12

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Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gathering of the Guilds 2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with ceramic artist Kim Murton of the Oregon Potters Association and metal scuptor Greg Wilbur of the Creative Metal Arts Guild about the Gathering of the Guilds which is happening May 4th, 5th and 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.

Art Focus on 04/17/12

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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT

Linda Sawaya, Seidel Standingelk and Carol Matsuyoshi, local artists and activists involved in events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT, talk about the history of the project and the current installation of mural panels in the Columbia Gorge. 

In 1991 the first Gulf War instigated the creation of an organization in Portland called ALANA: Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans for Peace and Justice. in 1992 ALANA organized a mural project called WE SPEAK presenting a minority view of the Columbus Quincentenary being celebrated that year across the nation.

Art Focus on 04/10/12

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Tue, 04/10/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss

 Crystal Schenk has a show at Linfield Gallery right now. The curator for the gallery is Cris Moss. Both will be our guests on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 04/03/12

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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Namita Wiggers on Betty Feves

Namita Wiggers curated the current exhibition of Betty Feves at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. We will talk about that show.

Art Focus on 03/27/12

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Tue, 03/27/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Mark Rothko

Bruce Guenther of the Portland Art Museum will be our guest. We'll talk about the Rothko show at the museum.

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

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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Jim Neidhardt

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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

April Waters on "Sheroes"

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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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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
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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson

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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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