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.

Sculptor James FLorschutz was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 16 2014, talking about Wedges Plus at Augen Gallery.
 
Julia Dolan the photgraphy curator at the Portland Art Museum was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 9 2014, talking about the Blue Sky at 40 show. 

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Ellen Lesperance was Eva Lake's guest on August 19th. Lespernace will show at Adams and Ollman in September. This was the final show for Lake, who leaves KBOO.

James Lavadour was Eva Lake's guest on August 5th. He has a show up at PDX Contemporry this month.

Elise Wagner was Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She had a show at Butters Gallery.

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

 

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The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact
You've heard of Hip-Hop, but what about Krip-Hop? That's the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians, and MCs. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear the story of Krip Hop from hate mail to worldwide phenomenon.  

Guests: Leroy Moore, co-founder of Krip Hop Nation, poet, activist, journalist; Joy Elan, poet

http://www.radioproject.org/

CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Scott Timberg, longtime culture writer and editor based in Los Angeles, about his new book "CULTURE CRASH: The Killing of the Creative Class." They discuss what recent changes in technology, economics and social norms mean for the art, culture and the creative class.

Scott Timberg's stories have appeared in The New York Times, Salon and Los Angeles magazine. He was an LA Times staff writer for six years. He blogs at http://www.artsjournal.com/culturecrash/

Joseph Gallivan interviews the light artist Hap Tivey about his show Surface of Light

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews light artist Hap Tivey
On Tuesday, January 13 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the light artist Hap Tivey. Tivey will talk about his show Surface of Light, how he uses LEDs on a white walls and how he manipulates fields of light to push the viewer's threshold of perception. Tivey's show is on now at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery through Jan 31.
From the press release:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Theresa Redinger of Blackfish Gallery about Window, A Dialog

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Theresa Redinger of Blackfish Gallery about Window, A Dialog
On Tuesday, January 6, 2015  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Theresa Redinger about Window, A Dialog, the group show at Blackfish Gallery running now until January 31. Redinger speaks about the idea of "window" as a prompt and as a metaphor, plus her own piece as well as the works of her cooperative colleagues. She discusses how artists approach themed group shows, and her own novel use of the music service Pandora in her teaching.  
 
From the press release:

Go Digital or Go Dark Part 2

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Art Focus
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Joseph Gallivan interviews sculptor James Florschutz about his show Wedges +

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews sculptor James Florschutz about his show Wedges +
On Tuesday December 16, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the sculptor James Florschutz, who will talk about his show "Wedges Plus" at Augen Gallery. Florschutz works in wood making abstract and post minimal installations, which he frequently recycles. He will talk about the meaning of the wedge, simple tools and the relationship between craft and Art. Florschutz is trained in art, construction carpentry and finish carpentry, and has a studio in Old Town.
 
The show at Augen at the De Soto runs thorugh Dec 27, 2014.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan of PAM about Blue Sky at 40

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan of PAM about Blue Sky at 40
On Tuesday December 9, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan, the Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, about the show "Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40."
Dolan  will talk about the rise of Portland's Blue Sky photo gallery from a small space in the 1970s and will discuss a few of the pictures that have defined the style and substance of Blue Sky.
 
From the press release:
 
Blue Sky
The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40
OCT 18, 2014 – JAN 11, 2015

Waterstone Gallery's The Art of the Alphabet Group Show of Gallery Artists

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Waterstone Gallery's The Art of the Alphabet Group Show of Gallery Artists
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Portland metal worker Greg Wilbur, mixed media artist Keaney Rathbun, and multi-media artist Lisa Kaser of the Waterstone Gallery about The Art of the Alphabet, a Group Show of Gallery Artists.

December 2, 2014-January 4, 2015
Opening Reception and Book Release Party Wednesday, December 3, 6–8pm
Guest Speaker's Talk: Sunday, December 14, 11am, Jim Carmin and John Wilson, Special Collections Librarian, Multnomah County Library.
In conjunction with the publication of The Art of the Alphabet. Book will be available at the Book Release Party at our Opening Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6-8pm.

Image above by Greg Wilbur
A is for Apple
Hammered metal

Joseph Gallivan interviews textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show To The Core

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show To The Core
On Tuesday November 25  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the textile artist Rio Wrenn about her show "To The Core" which is on now at the Jupiter Hotel Gallery through January 20.  Wrenn uses the Japanese tie dye technique, using plants dyes and rust to make symmetrical marks on sheets of silk. She will talk about her studio methods, the concept of the core and the idea of energy flowing though living things.
From the press release:

Art Focus on 11/18/14

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Audio

Wid Chambers

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/08/2010

Wid Chambers has a show at Chambers @ 916. It is an installation of both painting and sculpture in one. the shapes are organic and colorful and are based on drawings then taken through a computer program.

Andrea Schwartz-Feit on "Seeing Without Knowing"

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

Andrea Schwartz-Feit had a show at Butters Gallery in May called “Seeing Without Knowing.” She uses encaustic to make images which are geometric and organic at the same time. They also jump back forth between abstraction and representation. Sometimes she has a dash of Klimt, especially when we see a shimmer (which I imagine to be gold leaf). I’ve never seen a jpg which really captured the luminosity of her paintings.

  • Length: 29:22 minutes (26.88 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Judy Cooke

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/01/2010

This month brings Judy Cooke to the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Many artists these days say they are exploring the space between sculpture and painting, but Cooke has been doing that for years. This particular show, called In Touch, examines the ideas of the Russian Constructivists.

Leiv Fagereng

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/25/2010

Leiv Fagereng talks about his show at Froelick Gallery, Bittersweetsweet.

Plein Air Smackdown at Open Engagement

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010

From May 14th through the 17th Portland will host Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse. This conference says it will challenge our traditional ideas of what art is and does. It will present artists, projects and events which will mediate the contemporary frameworks of art as service, as social space, as activism, as interactions, and as relationships.

One of the events is Plein Air Smackdown (see poster above), the brainstorm of Mark R. Smith who teaches at PCC. Painting students from PCC, PSU and OCAC will have a painting competition of sorts. Susan Harlan, Michelle Ross and Vicki Lynn Wilson will be my guests on Art Focus to talk about that event and the conference as a whole. I get to referee the Smackdown with Jeff Jahn and am really looking forward to it.

Gabriel Liston talks about "Take That and Stand By For Trouble"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 04/27/2010

Gabriel Liston has moved his studio into the New American Art Union, producing an exhibition called Take That and Stand By for Trouble. We can watch the progress on a work and also check out his diaries from at least several years. These journals appear to be old children's books. He has ripped out the innards, replacing them with his art life. Art life, meaning not just nice drawings and ideas but all the money and struggle bits.

  • Title: Gabriel Liston
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:54 minutes (39.7 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Victor Maldonado

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/20/2010

Victor Maldonado has a beautiful exhibition up at Froelick, all green paintings. This installation is comprised of panels in size of all the TV screens he has ever lived with. Maldonado addresses cross cultural identity and traffic via the monochrome.

Richard Speer, art critic, essayist, novelist and biographer of "Matt Lamb: The Art of Success"

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010
Guest-host Tom Cramer speaks with Richard Speer, art writer at the Willamette Week.
Richard Speer is the author of the biography Matt Lamb:  The Art of Success (John Wiley & Sons), short fiction, and a forthcoming novel.

As contributing critic for ARTnews he has reviewed shows in New York, San Francisco, Palm Desert, Santa Fe, Miami, Saint Petersburg, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, covering artists such as Sam Gilliam, Roger Ballen, and Janet Malcolm.  Since 2002 he has been visual arts critic at Portland, Oregon's Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly,Willamette Week.  He has authored catalogue essays about Jun Kaneko, Eva Hild, Henry Hillman, Jr., Joe Thurston, and other notable contemporary artists. 

Rick Scott: hand-crafted signs and logos

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Fri, 04/09/2010

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews Rick Scott, who specializes in hand-crafting signs and logos for the Portland Oregon area. He is knowledgable about mural and car painting techniques and is an expert handmade sign painter. Signs are one of our most ubiquitous art forms.

James Lavadour

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/30/2010

In April PDX Contemporary Art presents Geographies of the Same Stone: for TT by the painter James Lavadour. Here Lavadour talks about his process in painting.

  • Title: James Lavadour
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:23 minutes (38.99 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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