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.

 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show To The Core

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show To The Core
On Tuesday November 25  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show "To The Core" which is on now at the Jupiter Hotel Gallery through January 20.  Wrenn uses the Japanese tie dye technique, using plants dyes and rust to make symmetrical marks on sheets of silk. She will talk about her studio methods, the concept of the core and the idea of energy flowing though living things.
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Art Focus on 11/18/14

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Daniel Peabody about Through the Lens at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Daniel Peabody about Through the Lens at Elizabeth Leach Gallery
On Tuesday November 11 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Daniel Peabody, the Director of the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, about the current show photo portraiture show called Through the Lens: Portraiture & Self Portraiture. Peabody will talk about photography and narrative, public versus private and the rise of the selfie.  
The show includes work by:
Delaney Allen
Chuck Close
Nan Goldin
David Hilliard
Justine Kurland
Isaac Layman
Robert Lyons
Robert Mapplethorpe
Vik Muniz

Joseph Gallivan interviews John Olbrantz about A Contemporary Bestiary at Willamette University

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews John Olbrantz about A Contemporary Bestiary at Willamette University
On Tuesday November 4, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews John Olbrantz the Director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem about the current group show "A Contemporary Bestiary, which runs now through December 21.
Olbrantz  will talk about why animal art never gets old. He discusses specific northwest artists in the show, the historical significance of animal art, and the collective nouns like a murder of crows and a congregation of alligators.   
From the press release:
"A Contemporary Bestiary"
SEPTEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 21, 2014
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Art Focus on 10/28/14

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dana Lynn Louis about Clearing at Lewis & Clarke College

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dana Lynn Louis about Clearing at Lewis & Clarke College
 On Tuesday October 21, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Dana Lynn Louis about her show Clearing which is at Lewis & Clark College now through Dec 14, 2014. Louis will talk about her use of shadow and reflection, drawing on photographs, blowing glass and also about the word "clearing" in the sense of redistributing energy.

Audio editing by Ramona Fankhauser

Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com

Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about This is War! at PAM

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about This is War! at PAM
On Tuesday October 14  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the Mary Weaver Chapin, the Curator of Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum.
Weaver Chapin talks about the current show This Is War! Graphic Arts from the Great War  which runs now through Dec 14, 2014. She will highlight posters and prints that range from the build up to the war, including propaganda posters from several perspectives, as well as scenes of horror recollected in the tranquility of the war's aftermath.
 
(Audio editing by Ramona Fankhauser)
 
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Design Week Portland 2014

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Design Week Portland 2014
Host Joseph Gallivaninterviews Tsilli Pines and Kate Bingaman Burt about Design Week Portland 2014. Pines runs a graphic design business and Bingaman Burt teaches graphic design at Portland State University.

Pines and Bingaman Burt will talk about some of the high level teachers of design and architecture who are coming to Portland for the ten day festival, including Michael Graves and Stefan Sagmeister, and they will explain why there will be three geodesic domes in Pioneer Courthouse Square.  
More:  http://www.designweekportland.com/events
 

Interview with Don Pyle of Trouble in the Camera Club

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Don Pyle about Trouble in the Camera Club Photo Exhibit at PMOMA Oct 3rd
Don Pyle is a Toronto musician, producer, artist and author. 

His book Trouble In The Camera Club, published by ECW Press in 2011, documents his photographs and experiences of the birth of punk in Toronto from 1976 - 1980. Erin Yanke interviews him about his punk rock past and present, the queer culture of his youth, and Donna Summer, as well as his photographs and his art show that will be at the Portland Museum of Modern Art from Sept 30 - Oct 5.

In his Out-of-Focus Talking Slideshow, which will take place at Mississippi Records on October 3, 2014 at 8pm, Don Pyle gives a guided tour through photographs from his book Trouble In The Camera Club and more, looking at details in the background, things going on outside the frame and blurry asides.

Art Focus on 09/16/14

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

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Gary Wiseman and Gabe Flores

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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
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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.”

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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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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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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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