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

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Michael Kenna talks about his photography

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Michael Kenna has a show of photographs up at Charles Hartman Fine Art. In this interview he talks about the present show, his start in photography and how he learned to print.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/30/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Michael Brophy talks about his new work

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Michael Brophy has a new show up at the Laura Russo Gallery for the month of July. We talked about his new paintings; much of the work is about the big fire at his studio and home.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/23/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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the curator will talk about the show "Parallel Worlds"

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Diane Durston of the Japanese Garden will talk about the current exhibition Parallel Worlds, which explires and compares textles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/16/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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art focus covers the local visual art scene

 

 

Arvie Smith has a show up at Beppu Wiarda. He will talk about the paintings and also, how the election of Barack Obama influenced his work. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/09/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eric Vines will talk about the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

Art Focus had Eric Vines of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on. He talked about the various programs Sitka offers. Listen to the interview here.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/02/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brodie talks about "Store for a Month"

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John Brodie has organized Store for a Month, which opens June 3rd. Brodie takes his concept from Claes Oldenburg’s “Store” of 1961, inviting artists to make works on the spot and sell them too. One of the works offered is the piece above, Cloud Painting 1 by Arcy Douglass. Over 60 artists are participating. John Brodie will join me on KBOO this Tuesday and tell us all about the store.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/26/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Myles Haselhorst of Ampersand Vintage

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We'll talk to Myles Haselhorst who owns Ampersand Vintage on NE Alberta. Ampersand has books, art and emphemera. Their upcoming exhibition of mixed-media paintings (image above) is by Graham Fracha.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/19/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Anne Grgrich will talk about her work and travels as an Outsider artist

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Anne Grgich is a self-taught artist working within the tradition of Outsider Art. She makes books and works in paint and assemblage. She has shown all over the world. Her work has been featured in Raw and many other magazines. Grgich has also curated Outsider Art exhibitions.

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/05/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark Wooley talks about his last show at his gallery

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Our guest on Art Focus was Mark Woolley. He’s been in the news a lot because he is bringing his gallery to a close. He has one more show to mount in that space: I could have been a Collecta. We talked about his future plans and reminisce about his favorite shows.
 

Art Focus

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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painter Kim McKenna talks about her new show

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Kim McKenna has a show of paintings at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery in NW Portland. The exhibition is called Modern Problems and it is an exploration of artificiality as it relates to various types of pictorial space.

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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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