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.
 

 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art


On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe [PRONOUNCED GRAFF] , Director of Art at the Maryhill Museum of Art in the gorge, near Goldendale, Washington.

Grafe will talk about the new season at Maryhill, which includes American Indian painting from the 20th Century, photography of the making of the Columbia River Scenic Highway, glass work by Puget Sound artist Raven Skyriver, and folk textiles from Romania.

This show is edited by KBOO Volunteer Sam Parrish. 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas, owner of the new gallery Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art. He will talk about "THE SUM OF ITS PARTS- Part 2". Thomas was crucial to the development of the art scene in Portland when he ran the Jamison/Thomas Gallery with William Jamison in the 1980s.
Thomas also talks about the Portland scene, his changing feelings about abstraction, and growing up with Dennis Hopper as a stepfather.

Audio editing by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 
 
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Art Focus on 03/17/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

We hear an archival interview with artist and educator Judy Chicago, recorded just before the opening of her Masterpiece installation The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1979.

Judy Chicago was an important advocate for the Feminist Arts Program at Cal Arts.  She began hosting a radio program at KPFK Los Angeles, and cofounded the Los Angeles Women's Building in 1973. 

In 1974 Judy began creating her landmark artistic Installation The Dinner Party. 

It would take 6 years to complete this masterpiece of 39 place settings arranged into groupings of 13, with the three dining tables arranged into a triangle.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner (pronounced "burner"), the Chief Enrollment Officer and Director of Admissions at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Boerner will talk about how to get into art school, what OCAC has to offer, and describes National Portfolio Day (which happens each  January), where prospective students can meet representatives from art schools from around the country and get advice on their portfolio.
www.ocac.edu/npday
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum
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On Tuesday February 10, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill, the Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Stanfill will talk about "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945," a show at the Portland Art Museum (through May 3) which examines Italy’s dramatic transition from postwar devastation to a burgeoning industry.

She discusses the role of Italian fascism in the development of the garment industry, the rise of Rome, Florence and Milan as fashion centers, and the time Emilio Pucci made outfits for the Reed College ski team.
 
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton
On Tuesday, February 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Jo Hamilton about her show "Whom" which runs at the Laura Russo Gallery until Feb 28.
Hamilton trained as a painter in her hometown of Glasgow, UK but her latest show uses crotchet to make wall-mounted portraits ranging from police mugshots to other artists to her mother with a black eye. Hamilton will talk about some of the characters she has worked with, the way the medium unsettles expectations, and where to get the best acrylic yarn.    
 
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Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre
Guest host Ken Jones talks with in-studio guests Sean Cawelti, Andrew Fridae, and McKenna Twedt about Zen Shorts, the latest production from Portland’s Tears of Joy Theatre. Sean is the director, and Andrew and McKenna are puppeteers/actors in the production. Tears of Joy is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatres, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year their programs play to over 100,000 children and adults.

The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact
You've heard of Hip-Hop, but what about Krip-Hop? That's the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians, and MCs. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear the story of Krip Hop from hate mail to worldwide phenomenon.  

Guests: Leroy Moore, co-founder of Krip Hop Nation, poet, activist, journalist; Joy Elan, poet

http://www.radioproject.org/

CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Scott Timberg, longtime culture writer and editor based in Los Angeles, about his new book "CULTURE CRASH: The Killing of the Creative Class." They discuss what recent changes in technology, economics and social norms mean for the art, culture and the creative class.

Scott Timberg's stories have appeared in The New York Times, Salon and Los Angeles magazine. He was an LA Times staff writer for six years. He blogs at http://www.artsjournal.com/culturecrash/

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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
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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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