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.

Vanessa renwick just opened a beautiful show at the Art Gym. She is our guest on April 22nd.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Michael Kenna talks about his photography

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Michael Kenna has a show of photographs up at Charles Hartman Fine Art. In this interview he talks about the present show, his start in photography and how he learned to print.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/30/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Michael Brophy talks about his new work

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Michael Brophy has a new show up at the Laura Russo Gallery for the month of July. We talked about his new paintings; much of the work is about the big fire at his studio and home.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the curator will talk about the show "Parallel Worlds"

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Diane Durston of the Japanese Garden will talk about the current exhibition Parallel Worlds, which explires and compares textles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/16/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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art focus covers the local visual art scene

 

 

Arvie Smith has a show up at Beppu Wiarda. He will talk about the paintings and also, how the election of Barack Obama influenced his work. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/09/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eric Vines will talk about the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Art Focus had Eric Vines of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on. He talked about the various programs Sitka offers. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brodie talks about "Store for a Month"

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John Brodie has organized Store for a Month, which opens June 3rd. Brodie takes his concept from Claes Oldenburg’s “Store” of 1961, inviting artists to make works on the spot and sell them too. One of the works offered is the piece above, Cloud Painting 1 by Arcy Douglass. Over 60 artists are participating. John Brodie will join me on KBOO this Tuesday and tell us all about the store.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Myles Haselhorst of Ampersand Vintage

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We'll talk to Myles Haselhorst who owns Ampersand Vintage on NE Alberta. Ampersand has books, art and emphemera. Their upcoming exhibition of mixed-media paintings (image above) is by Graham Fracha.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Anne Grgrich will talk about her work and travels as an Outsider artist

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Anne Grgich is a self-taught artist working within the tradition of Outsider Art. She makes books and works in paint and assemblage. She has shown all over the world. Her work has been featured in Raw and many other magazines. Grgich has also curated Outsider Art exhibitions.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/05/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark Wooley talks about his last show at his gallery

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Our guest on Art Focus was Mark Woolley. He’s been in the news a lot because he is bringing his gallery to a close. He has one more show to mount in that space: I could have been a Collecta. We talked about his future plans and reminisce about his favorite shows.
 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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painter Kim McKenna talks about her new show

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Kim McKenna has a show of paintings at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery in NW Portland. The exhibition is called Modern Problems and it is an exploration of artificiality as it relates to various types of pictorial space.

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Centrifuge curated by Chroma

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/22/2011

In March Centrifuge, a group show curated by Chroma, opens at the Art Institute of Portland. Centrifuge explores links between art and architecture. We had the curators Jennifer Porter and Martha Wallulis, plus Caitlin Moore from the Art Institute of Portland on the radio  about the upcoming exhibition.

Portland Art Writers on Criticism

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/15/2011

My guests were Lisa Radon of Ultrapdx, Jeff Jahn of PORT, Barry Johnson (who wrote and edited for years at the O) and Brian Libby of Portland Architecture. We discussed art criticism in general and in Portland in particular.

Curator and Artist Jesse Hayward

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/01/2011

The next exhibition at the White Box will be COLLECT FOUR: Scenes From Portland’s Bleeding Edge. This show includes four artists and is curated by Jesse Hayward. He is the subject in this interview.

Hayward claims: "The artists in this show are all, first and foremost, collectors. Ben collects moments. Jason collects motif. Midori collects abstractions while Matt collects simplicities. They are earnest. They emphasize the clean and clear display of their artwork. These are not artists who confuse, misdirect or rely on trickery for effect. These are artists who sample first and filter later. Their early careers run parallel as well. All studied art and show regularly in town. Most participate in art collectives. They are roughly the same age and live in the same part of town. So in this show, we are truly watching different aspects of the same attitude, a very Portland attitude."

The show includes:Matthew Green, Midori Hirose, Jason Traeger and Benjamin Young. It opens today with a reception on the 5th. 

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Daniel Fagereng

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Tue, 01/25/2011

Daniel Fagereng talks about his show of constructions at the Japanese Garden.

Designer Mary Adams

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/18/2011

Originally from Oregon, Mary Adams has The Dress in NYC .... and a new book out called The Party Dress Book.

 

 

 

 

Ben Pink and Chris Haberman

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/11/2011

Ben Pink is the director of Launchpad Gallery - Launchpad right now is hosting a collaborative exhibition of Chris Haberman with Scott Chase called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (see image).

 

Anna Solcaniova King and Graylan King of Anka Gallery

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Tue, 01/04/2011

Anna Solcaniova King and Graylan King, who own and direct Anka Gallery, were our guests. They have a big space and are able to present several shows at once, most of them of emerging artists.

Blake Shell

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/28/2010

In keeping with the current theme at Art Focus of the personalities behind art spaces - I am having Blake Shell join me this coming Tuesday. 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.

Jennifer Stoots

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/21/2010


 

Lately 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.

 

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Tiffany Ruth and Chelsea Rose

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/14/2010

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 art space in NW Portland called T. Ruth Artspace which is showing Chelsea Rose this month (see image). Chelsea does incredible body painting and her partner, Danny Rodriguez, works on the photo documentation. All three joined us at KBOO. Tiffany Ruth is also masterminding pop-up galleries in the NW Thurman area, with an artwalk every third Thursday.
 

 

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