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 on 09/25/08

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Thu, 09/25/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Julie Bernard's guest is Hillary Pfeiffer whose current show at Ogle Gallery is called Natural Selection. She describes it as an installation within an installation.

Art Focus on 09/18/08

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Thu, 09/18/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Julie Bernard's guest is Mark Lakeman of City Repair.

Art Focus on 09/04/08

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Thu, 09/04/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Julie Bernard speaks with Sean Ongley, who presents his piece on the T.B.A. festival, specifically the Works and the local artists playing it. He also looks at the new Leftbank project, which seeks to renovate a historic jazz building on North Broadway into an arts building.

Art Focus on 08/21/08

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Thu, 08/21/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Julie Bernard speaks with local metal artists Greg Wilbur and Kristin Mitsu Shiga about their work and about the upcoming Art in Pearl Festival Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

Art Focus on 08/14/08

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Thu, 08/14/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

At 10:30 Art Focus takes a break. Instead we’ll hear about the Clothesline Project, a visual display by women survivors of violence.  Guests will also discuss Women’s Equality Day coming up on Tuesday, August the 26th.

Art Focus on 08/07/08

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Thu, 08/07/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Julie Bernard's topic is Bande à part: New York Underground - 60's 70's 80's, the current exhibit at the Augen Gallery.

Art Focus on 07/31/08

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Thu, 07/31/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Julie Bernard interviews Lee Musgrave, Curator of Exhibits at Maryhill Museum of Art in the Columbia Gorge.

Art Focus on 07/24/08

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Thu, 07/24/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Julie Bernard speaks with Rachel Hibbard, who teaches at Portland State University. Her work involves content such as games, poetic adaptations or evolutionary charts, and our relation to climate. She'll discuss her current project,  "Goodwill Hunting: Trash or Stuff Movies Are Made Of."

Art Focus on 07/17/08

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Thu, 07/17/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Julie Bernard speaks with Phyllis Cantrell Reynolds, the Tree Woman. There's nothing she doesn't know about trees.

Art Focus on 07/10/08

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Thu, 07/10/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Portland artist Brian Borello, whose work has dealt with social issues, from gun control to environmental sustainability, talks about his current show at the Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery. This work explores "growth patterns,
principles of biological organization and natural phenomena."

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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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