Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people.
On Tuesday May 21, 2013, Joseph Gallivan will interview Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft, about the exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl.
The show looks at the humble bowl in the context of Art, craft and everyday life.
On May 14th Eva Lake interviewed Sandy Roumagoux, who is showing at Blackfish.
On April 23rd Joseph Gallivan will interview Terri Hopkins about two shows on incarceration that she has curated at the Art Gym.
On April 16 Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum, was Eva Lake's guest.
Philip Iosca was Eva Lake's guest for the April 2, 2013 episode of Art Focus. He had a show at Fourteen30 Contemporary.
Rita Robillard was our guest on February 26th. She had a show at Augen Gallery this month.
Michelle Ross was Eva Lake's guest on February 12th. She showed at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
On Tuesday Feb 5, Joseph Gallivan interviewed Julia Dolan about photographer Carrie Mae Weems. The retrospective exhibition, "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video" runs at the Portland Art Museum February 2 – May 19, 2013. Julia Dolan is the museum's Minor White Curator of Photography
On January 29th Eva Lake interviewed Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society. They talked about events and exhibitions happening for Black History Month.
On Tuesday January 22 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviewed Mariana Tres, curator of the Society for Nebulous Knowledge, about the show "Celestial Clockwork." In her show at Chambers@916 Gallery, Tres presents the artefacts of 19th Century Astoria clockmaker and astronomer Herschel McShougle.
Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.
Tim Mahan, director of Half Dozen, talks about his gallery. The current exhibiting artist is Grant Hottle (see painting), who also joined us.
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)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
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 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.
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)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Allan Oliver discusses his exhibition at Onda Gallery which focuses on The Day of The Dead.
- Artist: Allan Oliver
- Title: Allan Oliver about Day of the Dead at Onda Gallery
- Genre: Unknown
- Length: 31:03 minutes (42.65 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
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.
- Length: 48:19 minutes (44.23 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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.
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.
Her Presence in Colour - IX: Oregon Women's Caucus for Art welcomes international artists, promotes world peace
Host Wendy Webb spoke with Madeline Janovec, Una Kim and Karen Swallow of the The Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (OWCA), a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art. The OWCA recently welcomed 84 artists from 24 countries to Portland for the 9th biannual conference of the International Women’s Art Council (INWAC) based in Panang, Malaysia. Her Presence in Colours IX - International Women Artists Exhibition-USA 2010 - has been the first such conference held in the United States, and Portland opened it’s doors to welcome the artists during the first week in August, 2010. The show was held at the Littman Gallery at Portland State University; and the public was invited to the weeklong series of free events, offering an opportunity to interact with the artists and to help promote world peace and harmony through communication and meaningful interaction.
- Title: Her Presence in Colour - IX: Oregon Women's Caucus for Art welcomes international artists, promotes world peace
- Producer: Wendy Webb
- Length: 28:00 minutes (12.82 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)