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.
 

 

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Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors
 
Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors  
 
On Tuesday February 2, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo. Premo will discus his part in the show Water Warriors, which documents efforts by east coast Canadians and Native Americans to block fossil fuel exploration and drilling in their lands. Documentary filmmaker Premo co-runs Storyline Media in Brooklyn, New York, and has been very active in Occupy Sandy and Story Corps.  


From the press release:


 
Water Warriors
January 8, 2016 – February 27, 2016

Jan 26 Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Andre Middleton and special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna
Internationally renowned performance and installation artist James Luna
Puyukitchum/Luiseno) resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County San 
Diego, California. With over 30 years of exhibition and performance experience Luna
has given voice to Native American cultural issues, pursued innovative and versatile
media within his disciplines, and charted waters for other artists to follow.  His powerful
works transform gallery spaces into battlefields, where the audience is confronted with
the nature of cultural identity, the tensions generated by cultural isolation, and the 
dangers of cultural misinterpretations, all from an Indigenous perspective.

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown
On Tuesday January 19, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown. Brown paints in oils on linen on board, as well as in watercolor on paper. She calls these works abstract narrative landscapes. She discusses adding layers of paint and removing them with a sander, working on up to 40 paintings at a time, and how she can tell when a work is finished. She is based in the Hudson Valley in New York state. She teaches at Fordham University in the Bronx and discusses the type of work she sees amongst the young art students.   
 
 
From the press release:
 

Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with guest Pochas Radicales

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus is a weekly arts talk show with guest from a broad spectrum of communities
Pochas Radicales is an ongoing project founded by Villalobos during her undergraduate experience
 
at Portland State University. The lack of support and space for queer latinas/chicanas/pochas in
 
academia and community pushed her to create an environment in which to discuss the experience
 
of such an identity in the Pacific Northwest.

Art Based Activism

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

During 2015, women used art and humour to campaign to get sales tax removed from menstrual products, for an inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered women, and against continued micro-plastic pollution of the oceans and food chain. Program includes coverage of Canada, Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands.  

From the series WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service http://www.wings.org/

Art Focus on 12/29/15

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue
On Tuesday Dec. 22 2015 on Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews Jane Beebe of PDX Contemporary Art and artist Eugenia Pardue who will talk about having just come back from Art Basel Miami. They will discuss the role of the art fair and of the artist in a globally connected world.  Eugenia Pardue is a Portland based painter and sculptor who has been to Art Basel Miami for 12 years running. Art Basel Miami happens every year in early December. 
 
http://pdxcontemporaryart.com/artwork/black-dove/color?destination=front
http://www.eugeniapardue.com/#/2015/golden-30/
 
From the official Miami Beach website:
 
http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events/art-basel/art-festivals

Andre Middleton Interviews Margaret Jacobsen

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Margaret Jacobsen, Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
She's Margaret:) She likes to photograph people and all that comes with that. The heart, soul and spirit of a person. She tries to ca
pture that because its unique to every individual. She likes to showcase what makes you you. Your story. That's her favorite part about being a photographer... Getting to know you and where you come from and where you're going.


http://margaretjacobsen.com/

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA
On Tuesday December 8, 2015, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley, the President of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, who is leaving next year to become President of Antioch College in Ohio.
 
Manley talks about how the school is no longer a provincial undergraduate college and how digital natives don’t really recognize a digital-analog divide. Since he arrived from California 12 years go, Manley has helped raise the money for it to move to the 511 Building, and he has also seen his own four children develop into artists (admittedly, one of them is only 10.)
 
This episode was recorded at PNCA and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
From the PNCA website:
 

12_1_15_ Art Focus with Black Laughs Matter

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus and Black Laughs Matter A comedy showcase and Fundraiser
Art Focus Interview the Comedians and Musicians of the Black Laughs Matter Comedy Showcase
Black Laughs Matter 

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Gary Wiseman and Gabe Flores

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/07/2010

Artists are taking over shuttered storefronts, transforming them into exhibition spaces. The top floor of Pioneer Place, once a hopeful shopping mall, was empty. Now we have Place, a group of galleries featuring installation and work from PNCA students. Gabe Flores and Gary Wiseman are curators behind the project and they will be my guests this Tuesday on Art Focus.

Timothy Mahan and Grant Hottle

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 11/30/2010

Tim Mahan, director of Half Dozen, talks about his gallery. The current exhibiting artist is Grant Hottle (see painting), who also joined us.

Murdoch Art Services

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Tue, 11/16/2010

On the 16th of November Marilyn Murdoch was our guest along with Peter and Sally Murdoch. Marilyn is a well known collector. She also has Katayama Framing, considered by many to be the best framing in town. The choice there will make your mouth water. She maintains Artery and Murdoch Collections, where she exhibits and sells work out of her private collection. Perhaps where she made the biggest impact with artists was Guestroom, where local curators stepped up and created different kinds of exhibitions.

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The Upcoming Disjecta Auction with Bryan Suereth and Ryan Burghard

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/09/2010

Disjecta founder Bryan Suereth and Ryan Burghard of the board of directors join us to talk about the fab auction. AC Dickson and Dave Allen will hold court and get artworks to the highest bidder. Stephanie Snyder curated and selected works into the live auction.

12 x 16 Gallery Marks Five Years

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/02/2010

12 x 16 Gallery is a collective now located in Sellwood. They have been open for five years and are celebrating by showing nearly every artist that has exhibited with them. that means over 70 artists. Founding members Cary Doucette, Luke Dolkas and Eunice Parsons were our guests. They will have a big party this coming First Friday.

Art Focus on 09/21/10

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Wed, 10/27/2010

Host Wendy Webb speaks with Linda Tesner, Director of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. They discuss Alison Saar: Bound for Glory, an exhibition exploring the sculptures and works on paper of Alison Saar. Saar’s York: Terra Incognita, a tribute to the memory of William Clark’s slave, was dedicated on Lewis & Clark’s campus in May 2010. The exhibition is up through December 12th.

  “Alison Saar is one of few contemporary artists to use the figure almost exclusively in her work—yet figurative representation is not her highest priority,” said Linda Tesner.  “She explores human impulses, cultural prejudices, and life experiences, drawing inspiration from folk art, African and Haitian aesthetics, myths and rituals from diverse cultures, American slave narratives, and music.”

  • Length: 28:49 minutes (26.38 MB)
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Allan Oliver of Onda Gallery

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/26/2010

Allan Oliver discusses his exhibition at Onda Gallery which focuses on The Day of The Dead.

Artist Esther Podemski on her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest" extended version

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Tue, 10/19/2010

This is an extended web version of Art Focus as host Tom Cramer speaks with artist Esther Podemski about her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest," which is about how globalization manifests in two aspects of Italian life today: the passing of traditional farming in Italy and the increase in enforced prostitution. The film is threaded with a metaphor from a medieval fresco in Siena, "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" by Ambriogio Lorenzetti.

Esther Podemski is a visual artist who also produced and directed "House of the World", a documentary film about the aftermath of the Holocaust. Shot in Poland, it screened in Europe and traveled throughout the United States with the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Discovery Communication purchased the film for national broadcast. The film also screened at Lincoln Center, the LA International Jewish Film Festival, Portland Art Museum’s Film Center and at numerous colleges. As a painter, Podemski has exhibited extensively in the Pacific Northwest and in New York City. She is currently represented by the Sears Peyton Gallery in New York and has had numerous exhibitions at the Alysia Duckler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. She has won a painting
fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts and twice participated in the Yaddo Residency Program. Esther Podemsk has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Parsons School of Design in New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. Recent work includes a video installation about the Newark riots of 1967 entitled 5 Days in July. This dual screen projection traveled to
galleries and museums throughout the U.S and was recently exhibited at the Director’s Lounge in Berlin , Germany. The project has been included in the “Black Miria Film Festival, a traveling festival screening at over 40 venues throughout the U.S. where it won 3rd director’s prize. 5 Days in July also one best short at The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Podemski also co-produced a radio drama about the
Newark riots, also titled 5 Days in July. The radio program was broadcast throughout the U.S. on NPR and can be heard on PRX, it was awarded the Zeitfunk award for radio.

Esther Podemski grew up in Portland Oregon and lived here most of her life prior to moving to New York. She has deep ties to the region and visits frequently.

www.thepeasantandthepriest.com

www.houseoftheworldfilm.com

www.5daysinjulyinstallation.com

www.searspeyton.com

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Michael Knutson

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/05/2010

I am back from a hiatus for pledge drive this week - and the October show at Blackfish of Michael Knutson. What a great and easy way to return! My own enthusiasm for his remarkable paintings is evident in this video we made together a couple of years ago. In the video, he makes references to Albers, Held and Monet as he explains his process and the results. Maybe that sounds kind of dry and it isn't - he's got a sense of humor too. His new show opens this coming First Thursday.

T:BA:10 Special w/ Harrell Fletcher & Jens Hoffman

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Art Focus
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Wed, 09/08/2010

This is a special program featuring Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffman, curators of the People's Bienniel, a featured exhibition of the Time Based Art Festival 2010. Filling in for Eva, host and producer Sean Ongley.

 

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