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.

Ellen Lesperance was Eva Lake's guest on August 19th. Lespernace will show at Adams and Ollman in September. This was the final show for Lake, who leaves KBOO.

James Lavadour was Eva Lake's guest on August 5th. He has a show up at PDX Contemporry this month.

Elise Wagner was Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She had a show at Butters Gallery.

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

 

Coming Soon

Interview with Don Pyle about Trouble in the Camera Club Photo Exhibit at PMOMA Oct 3rd
 

Episode Archive

Art Focus

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Tue, 09/01/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ongley interviews PICA staff about TBA

Sean Ongley takes over this week's episode of Art Focus to bring us a special program about PICA's TBA 2009 festival.

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Tue, 08/25/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Shettler talks about Milepost Five and the Manor of Art

 

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Gavin Shettler is the director at Milepost Five. He’s now a wiser, maybe more pragmatic director of dreams than his previous incarnation at the Portland Art Center. 

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Tue, 08/18/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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about the Falsefront exhibition

 

 

 

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Tue, 08/11/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Lisa Radon of Ultrapdx and Culturephile

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Tue, 08/04/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Paul Middendorf will talk about the programming of Homeland

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Paul Middendorf is the director of gallery Homeland, a nonprofit arts organization in SE Portland. Caitlin Moore the executive director also joined us. Homeland is planning a great artist exchange between Portland, Williamsburg and Berlin.

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Tue, 07/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pammela Springfield talks about art from recycled materials

Pammela Springfield is the owner of Cannibals on NW 21st. Cannibals features art and crafts from recycled materials. It features collage assemblage, painting, postcards and all kinds of curious artifacts.

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Tue, 07/21/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eunice Parsons

 

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Eunice Parsons is in the middle of an exhibition blitz. Find her work at 12 x 16 and soon, the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem. She turns 93 this year and is an extraordinary collage artist. You can also read the transcript from an interview I did with her about the art of collage five years ago here.

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Tue, 07/14/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Alicia McDaid is guest host of Art Focus

Alicia McDaid, Portland artist and performer, will guest host this episode of Art Focus. When in NYC she interviewed Anthony Allen of the Paula Cooper Gallery about Sophie Calle. Listen to the interview here.

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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.

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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.

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Centrifuge curated by Chroma

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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