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

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell
Art Focus one hour special.

On January 28 2014  at 11.00am Joseph Gallivan interviews the painter and sculptor Whiting Tennis. Tennis will talk about his response to the built environment in Seattle, his method of automatic drawing and how it relates to his three dimensional structures, and what kind of music he listens to in the studio. And blue tarps. Whiting Tennis has a show at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem which runs until March 23, 2104. This interview was recorded on January 23, 2014 as Tennis passed through Portland on his way to give a lecture in Salem.

http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2013-14/whiting_...
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism
On Tuesday January 2`, 2013, at 11.30am, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Bonnie Meltzer about her show "Coal - Not in Any Backyard." North Portland based artist and environmental activist Meltzer will talk about how her work relates  to the plans to ship coal by train and barge from Montana to the pacific coast and on to China. 

WHAT: Coal - Not in Any Backyard
WHERE: University of Portland, Buckley Center Gallery
WHEN: January 13 - February 6, 2014
Artist talk and reception: Saturday, January 18 , 2pm - 4pm 

Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

Bruce Guenther from the Portland Art Museum will join Eva Lake to discuss the Francis Bacon portrait of Lucian Freud, a triptych very much in the news. This work is currently on display at the museum.

Becoming Blackfish

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Blackfish Gallery turns 35

Blackfish Gallery turns 35 this year. Opening on December 31st is their "Becoming Blackfish" exhibition. Members Stephan Soihl, Barbara Black and Paul Missal (who will show in the back room) will be Eva Lake's guests on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, the 31st.

Art Focus on 12/24/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Mary Chomenko Hinckley

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Mary Chomenko Hinckley will be Eva Lake's guest on December 17th. She has a show called Gates of Venice: Pattern and Color at the Augen Gallery.

Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

On December 10, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the conceptual artist Ben Buswell about his process-driven photography and sculpture. His works often involve cutting the surface of his photographs of water and sand as he explores perspective and the western thought. Ben Buswell's show We Live Only Through Ourselves is on now at Upfor Gallery until January 25, 2014.

Interview with Artist Jim Riswold

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jim Riswold

Jim Riswold will be Eva Lake's guest. We will talk about his latest show Art For Oncologists.

Photographer Isaac Layman on His Methods and His World View as Captured through the Lens

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Seattle photographer Isaac Layman about his methods, digital tools and world view

Joseph Gallivan interviews the photographer Isaac Layman, whose work is on show now in the Portland Art Museum as part of the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.
Layman is known for his large digital photo compositions based on everyday objects such as cupboards, sinks and cutting boards. Seattle resident Layman will talk about his photographic  method, his use of digital tools, and his world view as captured through the lens.
 
From the Elizabeth Leach Gallery press release for his Sept 2013 show "Funeral":

PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series
The upcoming lecture by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (on Novemeber 22) is part of the focus of this episode and of the PCC Women In Art Series. Prudence Roberts, Sue Taylor, Marie Sivak and Elizabeth Bilyeu will be Eva Lake's guests.

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

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

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

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

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

John Motley

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

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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