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.

 

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Episode Archive

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 02/05/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
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Jesse Durost has a one person show at Fourteen30. He will talk about his new work.

 

 Listen to the audio file here.

Jesse Durost will discuss the making and installation of his exhibition at Fourteen30 in SE Portland. The exhibition opened January 23rd. Durost's Fabrications explore his "own vocabulary of architectural forms." More information at Fourteen30.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 01/22/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Eva Lake interviews Mandy Greer and Darrel Morris, two artists currently showing at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Mandy Greer is exhibiting an installation of crochet, braiding, sewing and beading using yarn, beads, shells, feathers and more.  Darrel Morris presents large works featuring the stitch on fabric.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 01/15/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Eva Lake will talk with Cary Doucette, who is a member of the 12x16 gallery in Sellwood and is currently showing work there. He is showing alongside Jerry Walker, who was a Portland Pop Pioneer, adopting the 1960s & 70s NYC Minimalist edge. Although he exhibited in the Portland Art Museum, Walker's work remained largely obscure until his estate sold the collection after his death. Complementing Walker's Minimialist constructions are the parts and pieces of cary doucette. For more information check out: http://www.12x16gallery.com/wp/

 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 01/08/2009 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Eva Lake will interview Laura Fritz about her new installation called "Evident" which will open this week at the New American Art Union in SE Portland. Fritz is known for her non-narrative and provocative use of mysterious space and light. This exhibition is a part of the "Couture" series curated by Ruth Ann Brown. For more information, check

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 12/18/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Eva Lake hosts a tribute to Portland photographer and curator Terry Toedtemeier, who died last week.  Guests include his widow, Prudence Roberts, gallery owner Jane Beebe, and John Laursen, co-author of the book, Wild Beauty, with Toedtemeier. 

Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art  Museum’s first curator of photography. He also was co-founder of the Blue Sky Gallery in 1975 and served as its co-director. In 1980 he became Professor of Art and History at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching photography and studio classes.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 12/11/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Eva Lake interviews Portland artist MK Guth, who won national acclaim for her participatory installation "Ties of Protection and Safe Keeping." It weaves together themes of myth, fantasy, fairy tales and community.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 12/04/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Eva Lake will interview the artist Katherine Ace for Art Focus on December 4th. Ace is known for making still lifes which use both paint and collage techniques. Her show, titled "Creation/chaos" will be up the entire month of December at the Froelick Gallery in the Desoto Building in NW Portland.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 11/20/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Eva Lake is hosting Art Focus this week. Her guest is Storm Tharp who currently has a multi-media exhibition up at PDX Contemporary Art in NW Portland through November 29th. See more images at  http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/arm-arm    

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

The guest is Julie Bernard, out-going host of Art Focus. She talks about her life, her hosting of Art Focus and her vast knowledge of Portland cultural history.

Art Focus on 10/16/08

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Art Focus
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Thu, 10/16/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

The guest is Garth Clark, esteemed critic, dealer and historian.  Clark will give a free lecture tonight at 6:30 at PNCA on "How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts." One of craft’s most influential thinkers, Clark has edited and contributed to over 50 books and is author of over 200 essays and articles. Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft will also be part of the interview.
 

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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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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. 

  • Title: Jesse Hayward
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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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Art Focus
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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.

 

  • Title: Jennifer Stoots
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  • Length: 28:45 minutes (52.65 MB)
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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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