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.
 

 

Episode Archive

12_1_15_ Art Focus with Black Laughs Matter

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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 

Art Focus with host Andre Middleton interviews the crew from ZamZam Sounds

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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ZamZam Sounds represents Portland on the world stage in the roots dub > steppers dub > dub tech con
Join Andre Middleton and his guest Ezra Ereckson and Tracy Harrison of ZamZam Sounds .A local Portland Record label that specializes in

Art Focus with Host Andre Middleton Celebrates Public Art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Portland Celebrates Public Art
Celebrating Public Art! Join Andre Middleton and his guest Racc Executive Director Eloise Damrosch and Public Art Managers Kristin Calhoun, Peggy Kendellen and Keith Lachowicz as we talk about public art in the Portland Region

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop about Paige Powell and Kenny Scharf

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum
On Tuesday Nov. 10 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sara Krajewski and Betsy Konop of the Portland Art Museum. They will talk about Paige Powell: The Ride, and Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern, which are at PAM through Feb. 21, 2016. They discuss Powell’s photographic style and the meaning of her ride in New York when she sold ads for Interview magazine and mingled with Andy Warhol’s art set in the 1980s. Krajewski also talks about Scharf’s mode of pop surrealism.
 
This show was recorded on Nov. 6 2015 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
 

Art Focus 11/3/2016: The 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sitka Art Invitational with Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur
Join host Andre Middleton with his guest Ben Shockey, Rebecca Welti and Greg Wilbur as they talk about the 22nd Annual Sitka Art Invitational, an annual exhibition and sale brings together more than 400 works by more than 140 Pacific Northwest artists.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym about Kartz Ucci
[pronounced CARTS OOCHY]
 
On Tuesday October 27, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Blake Shell of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Shell talks about the show "Kartz Ucci – an opera for one" which runs through December 5, 2015. Shell will discuss going through the artist’s computer hard drive looking for digital art after Ucci’s death, and the way her work relates to Pablo Neruda’s love poetry.  
 
This show was recorded 10/25/15 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.

From the press release:
 
Gallery Talk with Abby Donovan, Tannaz Farsi, Blake Shell, and Prudence Roberts - October 30, 2015 12:30pm 

Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ivonne Kennedy, Painter from Oaxaca, Mexico, on "Tarot, Gestures and Iconography"

Today Art Focus will be joined in the studio by Ivonne Kennedy! Born in the city of Oaxaca in 1971, where she continues to reside. A painter of classic and architectonic reminiscences in an environment that awards the picturesque folkloric and a supposed mythic-magical vision, her resistance to take on the forms of the inexistent but well-publicized “Oaxacan school of painting” singularizes her as much as the urban iconography which she utilizes in her paintings. 

Art Focus Hosted by Andre Middleton: Guest Klamath/Modoc Artist Natalie Ball

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Local art news and an interview with Indigenous Artist Natalie Ball
Natalie is an Indigenous artist who examines internal and external discourses that shape Indian identity through contemporary installation art. I believe historical discourses of Native Americans have constructed a limited and inconsistent visual archive that currently misrepresents our past experiences and misinforms current expectations.

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about 25 years of photographing Burning Man

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about Burning Man

On Tuesday Sept 29 at 11.30 am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Stewart Harvey about the photo show called Burning Man Pas de Deux.  

Harvey will discuss his life as a Burner for 25 years and his range of pictures, from early documentation to more nuance uimages of figures interacting with the landscape. Stewart is the brother of Larry Harvey, who first had the idea to burn a wooden man on a San Francisco beach for the solstice in 1990, before it moved to Black Rock Desert in Arizona. The brothers are from Portland.

This show was recorded on Sept 26, 2015, was edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE

Art Focus: Hosted By Andre Middleton with Guest Photographer Larry Cwik

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Local art news and an interview with Photographer Larry Cwik
Cwik's work has been presented in more than 100 exhibits since 1983 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia and is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Regional Arts and Culture Commission, the Bank of America, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

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Gary Wiseman and Gabe Flores

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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
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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.

  • Title: Murdoch Art Services
  • Length: 29:54 minutes (41.06 MB)
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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

  • Length: 48:19 minutes (44.23 MB)
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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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