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.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 08/27/13

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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Sherrie Levine

Bruce Guenther will discuss with host Eva Lake the Sherrie Levine exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

Art Focus on 08/20/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum

On August 20, 2013,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.

 

Art Focus on 08/13/13

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Tue, 08/13/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Hickory Mertsching
Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Art Focus on 07/30/13

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Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Holly Andres

ON JULY  30TH JOSEPH GALLIVAN INTERVIEWS PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ANDRES. SHE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HER SHOW "THE HOMECOMING" WHICH RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2013 AT THE HALLIE FORD MUSEUM IN SALEM, PART OF WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY. AS WELL AS THE MEANING OF HER FINE ART PHOTOS, SHE TALKS ABOUT SHOOTING SASQUATCH FESTIVAL FOR TEEN VOGUE, AND HER LOVE OF INSTAGRAM.

Art Focus on 07/23/13

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about artists books.

On July 23, 2013, at 11.3am Joseph Gallivan interviews the curator of graphic arts at the Portland Art Museum, Mary Weaver Chapin.

Weaver Chapin will talk about the artists books on display at "Artist & Book" at the museum through Sept 1.

 

Artists books are collaborations between artists, writers and publishers to create elaborate and beautiful collector's item books. Forms can range from circular pages in a movie reel canister to pop-up books to the more conceptual, such as text written on a pinwheel.    

For more information see https://www.portlandartmuseum.org/artistbook

Art Focus on 07/16/13

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Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum

On July 16, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate curator of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Miss Knapp will talk about current shows on at the Eugene museum, including New American Acquisitions,

 Living Legacies, and Su Kwak's "Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint."

 

Art Focus on 07/02/13

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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Shawn Records

Art Focus on 06/25/13

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee

On Tuesday June 25, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee, whose show Synergy is on now at the Mark Woolley Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall until July 14th, 2013.

Avio-Augee's work takes as its starting point the light of stars and travels deep into abstract territory, with the spiral as its core design element.

Art Focus on 06/18/13

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Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick will be Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus. The work is photo-based, whether it is her own or found and she does straight prints plus boxes, constructions and all kinds of assemblage.

Art Focus on 06/11/13

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Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Viennese bike collector and architecht Michael Embacher

On Tuesday June 11 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews bicycle collector Michael Embacher, whose collection forms the basis of the Portland Art Museum's new show, Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design.

From the PAM press release:

Drawn from the collection of Vienna-based designer and bike aficionado Michael

Embacher, this special exhibition features 40 bicycles chosen by Embacher as

examples of pivotal moments in the evolution of bicycle design.

 

Cyclepedia is the third entry in the Museum’s design-oriented exhibition series.

Preceded by China Design Now and the Allure of the Automobile, Cyclepedia

investigates the impact on bicycle design aesthetically and practically.

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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.”

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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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