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.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is 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 05/22/12

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jennifer Strayer on the photography and life of Marion Wood Kolisch

Jennifer Strayer is our guest on Art Focus - she is the curator of Culture Captured: The Photography of Marion Wood Kolisch at the Oregon Historical Society. 

Art Focus on 05/08/12

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Liz Cohn

Liz Cohn has Playing with a Full Deck up at 12 x 16 Gallery in Sellwood. The artist collaborated with other artists via the mail to create a big installation of collaged playing cards. 

Art Focus on 05/01/12

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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gigi Rosenberg

Gigi Rosenberg is our guest. Her new book The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing is out. We will go over what it takes to write a successful grant for the visual artist!

Art Focus on 04/24/12

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Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gathering of the Guilds 2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with ceramic artist Kim Murton of the Oregon Potters Association and metal scuptor Greg Wilbur of the Creative Metal Arts Guild about the Gathering of the Guilds which is happening May 4th, 5th and 6th at the Oregon Convention Center.

Art Focus on 04/17/12

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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT

Linda Sawaya, Seidel Standingelk and Carol Matsuyoshi, local artists and activists involved in events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT, talk about the history of the project and the current installation of mural panels in the Columbia Gorge. 

In 1991 the first Gulf War instigated the creation of an organization in Portland called ALANA: Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans for Peace and Justice. in 1992 ALANA organized a mural project called WE SPEAK presenting a minority view of the Columbus Quincentenary being celebrated that year across the nation.

Art Focus on 04/10/12

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Tue, 04/10/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss

 Crystal Schenk has a show at Linfield Gallery right now. The curator for the gallery is Cris Moss. Both will be our guests on Art Focus.

Art Focus on 04/03/12

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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Namita Wiggers on Betty Feves

Namita Wiggers curated the current exhibition of Betty Feves at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. We will talk about that show.

Art Focus on 03/27/12

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Tue, 03/27/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Mark Rothko

Bruce Guenther of the Portland Art Museum will be our guest. We'll talk about the Rothko show at the museum.

Art Focus on 03/20/12

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Tue, 03/20/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Prudence Roberts

Our guest on Art Focus will be Prudence Roberts, who curated Disjecta's Portland 2012 Biennial. The Biennial is held all over town, including at The Art Gym, Disjecta, PDX Across the Hall and the Helzer Gallery at PCC Rock Creek.

Art Focus on 03/13/12

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Tue, 03/13/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Crow's Shadow Institute

 Crow's Shadow Institute in Pendleton will be our guest! This means Co-Founder James Lavadour, Master Printer Frank Janzen and Interim Director Melissa Bob will join us.

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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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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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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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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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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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