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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.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 06/11/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Viennese bike collector and architecht Michael Embacher

On Tuesday June 11 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews bicycle collector Michael Embacher, whose collection forms the basis of the Portland Art Museum's new show, Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design.

From the PAM press release:

Drawn from the collection of Vienna-based designer and bike aficionado Michael

Embacher, this special exhibition features 40 bicycles chosen by Embacher as

examples of pivotal moments in the evolution of bicycle design.

 

Cyclepedia is the third entry in the Museum’s design-oriented exhibition series.

Preceded by China Design Now and the Allure of the Automobile, Cyclepedia

investigates the impact on bicycle design aesthetically and practically.

Art Focus on 06/04/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Merridawn Duckler

On June 4, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Merridawn Duckler about her and her brother Geordie Duckler's current show at Blackfish Gallery called Ritual, The Show. It is a group exhibit by Blackfish Gallery Artists, running from June 4 to June 29, 2013

In “Ritual, The Show” a transformed gallery space created by Blackfish

member Merridawn Duckler and guest artist Geordie Duckler invites

visitors to partake in three separate experiences that combine ritual and art.

The first involves sitting in silence for four minutes 33 seconds in a tent in

the gallery, a reference to experimental composer John Cage’s famous piece

Art Focus on 05/28/13

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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Artist Cynthia Lahti

Cynthia Lahti will be our guest on Art Focus. She currently has a show at PDX Contemporary Art.

Art Focus on 05/21/13

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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sarah Margolis-Pineo about Object Focus: The Bowl

On Tuesday May 21, 2013, Joseph Gallivan will interview Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft, about the exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl.

The show looks at the humble bowl in the context of Art, craft and everyday life.

Art Focus on 05/14/13

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sandy Roumagoux

 

Sandy Roumagoux has a show at Blackfish. She is our guest this week.

Art Focus on 05/07/13

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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews curator Diane Durston about Isamu Noguchi's Japanese Garden show

On Tuesday May 7, Joseph Gallivan interviews Diane Durston of the Portland Japanese Garden about the show of sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, the famed Japanese-American artist.

 

Art Focus on 04/30/13

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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artist Patrick Collier

 We have Patrick Collier on the radio with us.

Art Focus on 04/23/13

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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Terri Hopkins the curator of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University

On Tuesday April 23, Joseph Gallivan will interview Terri Hopkins about two shows on incarceration that she has curated at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, just south of Lake Oswego.

Hopkins will talk about the work of two artists. Julie Green's show is The Last Supper: 500 Plates, and consists of 500 hand painted ceramic plates showing what death row prisoners ordered for their final meal.

Buddy Bunting's "The Prison Industrial Complex" is a series of large scale drawings of modern American prisons.

 

http://www.marylhurst.edu/arts-and-events/art-gym/art-gym-exhibitions/current-exhibition.html

Art Focus on 04/16/13

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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brian Ferriso of the Portland Art Museum

Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum, will be Eva Lake's guest.

Art Focus on 04/09/13

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane

On Tuesday April 9, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane. 

Tane is a realist painter who depicts industrial maritime scenes (oil tankers, large ships, tugs etc), as well as street scenes from San Francisco and New York.  Tane has a fascinating background which includes shipping heavy sculptures for New York sculptors such as Mark Di Suvero in the 1970s, captaining ships, manufacturing tugboat pilothouses and running a marine salvage business in the waters around Portland. 

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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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