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.
 

 

Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors
 
Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors  
 
On Tuesday February 2, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo. Premo will discus his part in the show Water Warriors, which documents efforts by east coast Canadians and Native Americans to block fossil fuel exploration and drilling in their lands. Documentary filmmaker Premo co-runs Storyline Media in Brooklyn, New York, and has been very active in Occupy Sandy and Story Corps.  


From the press release:


 
Water Warriors
January 8, 2016 – February 27, 2016

Jan 26 Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Andre Middleton and special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna
Internationally renowned performance and installation artist James Luna
Puyukitchum/Luiseno) resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County San 
Diego, California. With over 30 years of exhibition and performance experience Luna
has given voice to Native American cultural issues, pursued innovative and versatile
media within his disciplines, and charted waters for other artists to follow.  His powerful
works transform gallery spaces into battlefields, where the audience is confronted with
the nature of cultural identity, the tensions generated by cultural isolation, and the 
dangers of cultural misinterpretations, all from an Indigenous perspective.

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown
On Tuesday January 19, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown. Brown paints in oils on linen on board, as well as in watercolor on paper. She calls these works abstract narrative landscapes. She discusses adding layers of paint and removing them with a sander, working on up to 40 paintings at a time, and how she can tell when a work is finished. She is based in the Hudson Valley in New York state. She teaches at Fordham University in the Bronx and discusses the type of work she sees amongst the young art students.   
 
 
From the press release:
 

Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with guest Pochas Radicales

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus is a weekly arts talk show with guest from a broad spectrum of communities
Pochas Radicales is an ongoing project founded by Villalobos during her undergraduate experience
 
at Portland State University. The lack of support and space for queer latinas/chicanas/pochas in
 
academia and community pushed her to create an environment in which to discuss the experience
 
of such an identity in the Pacific Northwest.

Art Based Activism

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

During 2015, women used art and humour to campaign to get sales tax removed from menstrual products, for an inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered women, and against continued micro-plastic pollution of the oceans and food chain. Program includes coverage of Canada, Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands.  

From the series WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service http://www.wings.org/

Art Focus on 12/29/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue
On Tuesday Dec. 22 2015 on Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews Jane Beebe of PDX Contemporary Art and artist Eugenia Pardue who will talk about having just come back from Art Basel Miami. They will discuss the role of the art fair and of the artist in a globally connected world.  Eugenia Pardue is a Portland based painter and sculptor who has been to Art Basel Miami for 12 years running. Art Basel Miami happens every year in early December. 
 
http://pdxcontemporaryart.com/artwork/black-dove/color?destination=front
http://www.eugeniapardue.com/#/2015/golden-30/
 
From the official Miami Beach website:
 
http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events/art-basel/art-festivals

Andre Middleton Interviews Margaret Jacobsen

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Margaret Jacobsen, Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
She's Margaret:) She likes to photograph people and all that comes with that. The heart, soul and spirit of a person. She tries to ca
pture that because its unique to every individual. She likes to showcase what makes you you. Your story. That's her favorite part about being a photographer... Getting to know you and where you come from and where you're going.


http://margaretjacobsen.com/

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA
On Tuesday December 8, 2015, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley, the President of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, who is leaving next year to become President of Antioch College in Ohio.
 
Manley talks about how the school is no longer a provincial undergraduate college and how digital natives don’t really recognize a digital-analog divide. Since he arrived from California 12 years go, Manley has helped raise the money for it to move to the 511 Building, and he has also seen his own four children develop into artists (admittedly, one of them is only 10.)
 
This episode was recorded at PNCA and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
From the PNCA website:
 

12_1_15_ Art Focus with Black Laughs Matter

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus and Black Laughs Matter A comedy showcase and Fundraiser
Art Focus Interview the Comedians and Musicians of the Black Laughs Matter Comedy Showcase
Black Laughs Matter 

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)
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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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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
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)
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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)
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