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 11/06/12

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 10/30/12

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Jacobs on the Affordable Art Fair in Seattle

In November Seattle will have an Affordable Art Fair. Jennifer Jacobs will join us to talk about the 4 day event which brings together over 50 galleries.

Art Focus on 10/23/12

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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Elizabeth Malaska and May Barruell

Art Focus will talk about a show at Nationale by Elizabeth Malaska, called We Never belonged to You. From the PR:

The body—especially the female body—has long occupied a contentious role within art historical discourse. For We Never Belonged to You, painter Elizabeth Malaska calls upon this familiar dichotomy of subject/object in order to both question and confuse the power of the viewer’s gaze.

The artist plus the director of Nationale May Barruel will join us.

Art Focus on 10/02/12

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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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MK Guth talks about work at the Art Gym and Liz Leach
  1. MK Guth will be our guest. She has two shows going up the month of October. At the Marylhurst Art Gym will be when nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain. That show opens October 7th. 

Art Focus on 09/25/12

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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell

On September 26th, Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books will present There is no finish line by Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell, a show which riffs off web-based imagery with an erotic spin. The two artists will be our guests on September 25th.

Art Focus on 09/18/12

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Tue, 09/18/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Storm Tharp

Storm Tharp will be our guest on Art Focus. His exhibition Holding a Peach is at PDX Contemporary Art for the month of September. The show incorporates painting, sculpture, fabric design and much more.

Art Focus on 09/11/12

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Tue, 09/11/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Kristan Kennedy on End Things at TBA

 Van Brummelen & De Haan: Monument to Another Man's Fatherland

PICA's TBA festival is currently in full swing. The visual art curator Kristan Kennedy will join us to discuss End Things which is mostly housed at The Works at Washington High School.

Art Focus on 09/04/12

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Tue, 09/04/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Namita Wiggers, Julie Mancini and Ellen Wishnetzky

On September 4th, our guests on Art Focus are from the PNCA Museum of Contemporary Craft and Mercy Corps, regarding the show Design with the Other 90%: Cities. Julie Mancini and Namita Wiggers will join us.

Art Focus on 08/28/12

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Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lorena Guillen Vaschetti & Norma Vaschetti

Lorena Guillen Vaschetti and Norma Vaschetti will be our guests. They have a show opening at Ampersand, an exhibition of photographs & paintings.

Art Focus on 08/21/12

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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Newspace, Center for Photography

Newspace is a center for photography in SE Portland. They've got a lot to talk about - a new gallery and entrance, complete with a 2ND digital lab just for scanning and printing, all manner of classes, critiques, summer camps, facilities and great exhibitions. They also have a new Director, Tricia Hoffman. She will join me on Art Focus, along with Executive Director Chris Bennett.

(Photo by Ray Bidegain, who is currently showing at Newspace)

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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
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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.

  • 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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