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.
 

 

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Episode Archive

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.

Art Focus 9/8/2016 with Brian W. Parker

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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An Art Focused interview show
Art Focus 9/8/2016 Guest: Brian W. Parker
As my first show I'll share a bit about my history and my goals for the show. My first guest will be the incredible Brian W. Parker!

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Her Presence in Colour - IX: Oregon Women's Caucus for Art welcomes international artists, promotes world peace

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/24/2010

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. 

Julie Perini

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/17/2010

Julie Perini talks about her video "Girl Next Door" at Pushdot.

Michelle Ross on "Home Curating"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/10/2010
 
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews artist Michelle Ross, who teaches drawing and painting at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She created and curated "Home Curating," which is showing at the Hoffman Gallery through September 30th.

The exhibition was inspired by the book, "The Gift," by Lewis Hyde and seeks to illuminate the non-commercial aspect of artistic practice and its importance in a culture increasingly overrun by money and commodities.

Sherrie Wolf shows "Faces" at the Laura Russo Gallery

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Art Focus
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Tue, 08/03/2010

In August Sherrie Wolf will show “Faces” at the Laura Russo Gallery. All the paintings of faces are from art history. Each piece is no bigger than a foot square. Some will be hung in a long line-up, some will be put into a grid. If you’re down with your art history, you’re going to see some familiar faces – Wolf has lifted from Rembrandt, Ingres, Vigee Le Brun, Vermeer, Goya, Caravaggio and many others. She seems to have adapted the approach of each individual painter, not just the details of a face.

  • Title: Sherrie Wolf
  • Length: 28:50 minutes (39.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

A conversation with Nathan Sandberg, Portland glass artist

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/27/2010

 Host Wendy Webb speaks with Nathan Sandberg, Portland glass artist.  Aside from having his own studio, Sandberg also works in the Research and Education Department at Bullseye Glass Co.   Bullseye Gallery presented a group exhibition of individual and collaborative works based on Italian author Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, on view August 4 through September 25, 2010. 

Diane Jacobs at 23 Sandy

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/20/2010

Diane Jacobs talks about her installation called Bowing to Paradox, which is at 23 Sandy.

Jeff Jahn talks about "Vection" at NAAU

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/13/2010

Jeff Jahn blasted into this town over ten years ago, curating group shows with far-reaching consequences. Jeff also co-founded PORT, a website all about Portland art – and he occasionally writes elsewhere (such as for Modern Painters). He is also a practicing artist and this month he is showing Vection at The New American Art Union and we’ll talk about the work on Art Focus tomorrow. OPENWIDEpdx has some installation pics here.

Calvin Ross Carl talks about his show at Half Dozen

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/06/2010

Calvin Ross Carl - he’s got a website, a blog. .... and another website. He’s a curator. He’s an artist with a show called Purple Mountain Majesty right now at Half Dozen. He talks about it all on Art Focus.

Photographer Lauren Henkin on her new book, "Displaced"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/29/2010
Wendy Webb interviews photographer Lauren Henkin about her new book, "Displaced." Lauren's work explores loss and renewal through experimenting with light and landscape in locations such as Nova Scotia.

"Displaced" is a handmade limited edition book.

 

Lauren Henkin also teaches workshops for artists on fundraising and marketing your work. She has a studio in North Portland on Mississippi Avenue.

http://www.displacedproject.com/

http://www.laurenhenkin.com/

Deanne Belinoff at Beppu Wiarda Gallery

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Art Focus
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Tue, 06/22/2010

Deanne Belinoff has mixed media and paintings at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery. The artist talks about her current show, her process and the history of her career.

  • Title: Deanne Belinoff
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:38 minutes (40.71 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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