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.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is 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.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 12/28/10

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Tue, 12/28/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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curator and artist Blake Shell

In keeping with the current theme at Art Focus of the personalities behind art spaces - Blake Shell will join us. She is the curator at the Archer Gallery at Clark College and an artist in her own right. Currently the Archer Gallery has work up by Dan Gilsdorf and Peter Happel Christian. On the 11th of January, the Archer joins a group of community college galleries exhibiting Perimeter: We Live Here Now. These exhibitions feature works by artists from outside the USA who now live here.

Art Focus on 12/21/10

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Tue, 12/21/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Stoots

Jennifer StootsLately Art Focus has been looking at people who operate art spaces, many of them alternative. But what about those who operate sans space? People who make things happen unattached to real estate? Jennifer Stoots is a prime example. She is a photography specialist, advising clients and collectors, appraising artworks, curating exhibitions, writing and lecturing. She also represents artists, including Stu Levy, who has a show up at Augen Gallery right now. Jennifer will be my guest this coming Tuesday, the 21st of December.

Art Focus on 12/14/10

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Tue, 12/14/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tiffany Ruth and Chelsea Rose

Art Focus continues its series on local art spaces. Lately we're consumed with pop-up galleries which are taking advantage of all the vacant real estate. Tiffany Ruth has a regular gallery in NW Portland called T. Ruth Artspace. It is showing Chelsea Rose this month, who has created prints of bodypainting. Those two will be on the radio with me tomorrow. Tiffany Ruth is also masterminding pop-up galleries in the NW Thurman area, with an artwalk every third Thursday.

Art Focus on 12/07/10

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Tue, 12/07/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gabe Flores and Gary Wiseman of Place

Artists are taking over shuttered storefronts, transforming them into exhibition spaces. The top floor of Pioneer Place, once a hopeful shopping mall, was empty. Now we have Place, a group of galleries featuring installation and work from PNCA students. Gabe Flores and Gary Wiseman are curators behind the project and they will be my guests this Tuesday on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 11/30/10

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Tue, 11/30/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Tim Mahan and Grant Hottle of Half/Dozen Gallery

This coming week Art Focus continues our series of interviews with gallerists and directors, the people who make spaces happen. We need to celebrate the people who have hung in there. So far we've featured Onda Gallery, 12 x 16, Murdoch Art Services and Disjecta. On Tuesday I will have Timothy Mahan on. He directs Half/Dozen. Grant Hottle is currently showing (see fab painting) – and he will also join us.

Art Focus on 11/16/10

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Tue, 11/16/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Marilyn Murdoch

This week Marilyn Murdoch will be our guest. Marilyn is a well known collector. She also has , considered by many to be the best framing in town. The choice there will make your mouth water. She maintains Artery and Murdoch Collections, where she exhibits and sells work out of her private collection. Perhaps where she made the biggest impact with artists was Guestroom, where local curators stepped up and created different kinds of exhibitions.

Art Focus on 11/09/10

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Tue, 11/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Disjecta Auction

The annual Disjecta auction happens this week. It's always a very entertaining and raucous event. We will interview people from Disjecta and talk about various artworks up for auction.

Art Focus on 11/02/10

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Tue, 11/02/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artists from the collective 12 x 16 celebrate their 5th anniversary

12 x 16 is celebrating their 5th anniversary. A collective, 12 x 16 is a collective which has shown many guest artists. Luke Dolkas, Cary Doucette and Eunice Parsons will be out guests on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 10/26/10

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Tue, 10/26/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Allan Oliver of Onda Gallery

KBOO will help celebrate the upcoming Day of the Dead by having Allan Oliver on Art Focus. He owns and curates Onda Gallery in the Alberta Arts District, a gallery which specializes in art from Latin America.

Art Focus on 10/19/10

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Tue, 10/19/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Esther Podemski, visual artist, on House of the World, her documentary

Guest host Tom Cramer speaks with artist Esther Podemski about her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest," which is about how globalization manifests in two aspects of Italian life today: the passing of traditional farming in Italy and the increase in enforced prostitution. The film is threaded with a metaphor from a medieval fresco in Siena, "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" by Ambriogio Lorenzetti.

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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)
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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.

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  • Length: 28:37 minutes (39.3 MB)
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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.

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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)
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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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