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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Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art

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Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art


On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe [PRONOUNCED GRAFF] , Director of Art at the Maryhill Museum of Art in the gorge, near Goldendale, Washington.

Grafe will talk about the new season at Maryhill, which includes American Indian painting from the 20th Century, photography of the making of the Columbia River Scenic Highway, glass work by Puget Sound artist Raven Skyriver, and folk textiles from Romania.

This show is edited by KBOO Volunteer Sam Parrish. 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2

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Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas, owner of the new gallery Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art. He will talk about "THE SUM OF ITS PARTS- Part 2". Thomas was crucial to the development of the art scene in Portland when he ran the Jamison/Thomas Gallery with William Jamison in the 1980s.
Thomas also talks about the Portland scene, his changing feelings about abstraction, and growing up with Dennis Hopper as a stepfather.

Audio editing by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 
 
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Art Focus on 03/17/15

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

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Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

We hear an archival interview with artist and educator Judy Chicago, recorded just before the opening of her Masterpiece installation The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1979.

Judy Chicago was an important advocate for the Feminist Arts Program at Cal Arts.  She began hosting a radio program at KPFK Los Angeles, and cofounded the Los Angeles Women's Building in 1973. 

In 1974 Judy began creating her landmark artistic Installation The Dinner Party. 

It would take 6 years to complete this masterpiece of 39 place settings arranged into groupings of 13, with the three dining tables arranged into a triangle.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner (pronounced "burner"), the Chief Enrollment Officer and Director of Admissions at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Boerner will talk about how to get into art school, what OCAC has to offer, and describes National Portfolio Day (which happens each  January), where prospective students can meet representatives from art schools from around the country and get advice on their portfolio.
www.ocac.edu/npday
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum

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Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum
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On Tuesday February 10, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill, the Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Stanfill will talk about "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945," a show at the Portland Art Museum (through May 3) which examines Italy’s dramatic transition from postwar devastation to a burgeoning industry.

She discusses the role of Italian fascism in the development of the garment industry, the rise of Rome, Florence and Milan as fashion centers, and the time Emilio Pucci made outfits for the Reed College ski team.
 
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton
On Tuesday, February 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Jo Hamilton about her show "Whom" which runs at the Laura Russo Gallery until Feb 28.
Hamilton trained as a painter in her hometown of Glasgow, UK but her latest show uses crotchet to make wall-mounted portraits ranging from police mugshots to other artists to her mother with a black eye. Hamilton will talk about some of the characters she has worked with, the way the medium unsettles expectations, and where to get the best acrylic yarn.    
 
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Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre
Guest host Ken Jones talks with in-studio guests Sean Cawelti, Andrew Fridae, and McKenna Twedt about Zen Shorts, the latest production from Portland’s Tears of Joy Theatre. Sean is the director, and Andrew and McKenna are puppeteers/actors in the production. Tears of Joy is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatres, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year their programs play to over 100,000 children and adults.

The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact

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Art Focus
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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"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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/

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Cris Moss, curator of Portland 2010 Biennial

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Art Focus
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Tue, 03/23/2010

For contemporary art fans in this town, the last two weekends have been filled with the Portland 2010 Biennial. Disjecta is producing this secession of art events with help from a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Art Focus on KBOO already broke the initial story of how Disjecta received monies from the trust to make a city-wide contemporary art show happen, with Cris Moss at the helm as curator. Moss talked about the exhibitions.
 

Timothy Scott Dalbow

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Tue, 03/16/2010

Timothy Scott Dalbow has an interesting show up at the New American Art Union called “I Don’t Know Anyone in Paris.” The artist moved into the space, using it as his studio, painting mostly at night. On the opening night, there was only a big white, bare canvas, a couple of rockers lined up as if they were to view the ocean, some small ink drawings and signs of preparation and anticipation. The ongoing process of creating a big painting while viewers come and go over a period of six weeks is the show.

 

proof : women : art : science exhibition

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Tue, 03/09/2010

 

This week's broadcast is around the exhibition Proof: Art : Women : Science at Beppu Wiarda . My guests include the curator Lorna Nakell, the art historian Elizabeth Bilyeu and gallerist Gail Beppu. Throughout this month the gallery is presenting discussions every Sunday afternoon around women, art and science.

Bruce Guenther on "Disquieted"

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Tue, 03/02/2010

The guest is Bruce Guenther, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum. Bruce Guenther curated the current exhibition, DISQUIETED, which shows through May 16th. Artists have always reflected and reacted to the world around them—and contemporary art, through its form or content, often disturbs as much as it provides solace. In DISQUIETED, a roster of renowned contemporary artists explore our social condition and respond to the most compelling issues of the day, challenging our preconceptions and exposing our vulnerability in turbulent times. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.

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Signs of Change and Gestures of Resistance

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Tue, 02/23/2010

Art Focus presents a look at two current exhibitions in Portland dealing with protest and social change, Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now at PNCA and Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. The guests are Namita Wiggers, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft; Mack McFarland, Curator at PNCA; and Dara Greenwald, Signs of Change Co-Curator. Kathleen Stephenson guest-hosts.

Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, is showing at PNCA Main Campus Building, Feldman Gallery + Project Space, 1241 NW Johnson St through March 19th. The show features hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. It surveys the creative work of dozens of regional, national, and international social movements, such as civil rights and black power in the United States; democracy in China; anti-apartheid in Africa; squatting in Europe; environmental activism and women's rights internationally; and the global AIDS crisis, as well as uprisings and protests, such as those for indigenous control of lands; against airport construction in Japan; and for social change in France. The exhibition also explores the development of powerful counter-cultures that evolve beyond traditional politics and create distinct aesthetics, life-styles, and social organizations. www.pnca.edu/exposure/calendar.php

Gestures of Resistance shows at the Museum of Contemporary Craft at 724 NW Davis St until June 26, 2010. The exhibit focuses on craft actions in contemporary practice: works that use craft to agitate for change. Through a series of seven artist residencies, open conversations and a study center, the exhibition is a timely examination of what it means to create, to have personal agency, and to counter drives towards productivity and consumption through craft. Focusing on action, process and dialogue, the exhibition unfolds over its five-month tenure. For a complete list of visiting artists and open-residency dates please visit www.MuseumofContemporaryCraft.org.

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Art on the Vine, an auction to benefit OCAC

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Tue, 02/16/2010

Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, president of the Oregon College of Art and Craft and Joyce Campbell, co-chair of the event Art on the Vine were our guests for Art Focus. We talked about the auction, the history of the college and how craft thrives in the Pacific Northwest.

Corey Smith's "Obsolete Dreams"

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Tue, 02/09/2010

My guest this week on Art Focus was Corey Smith. I've caught his shows here and there and now he's at Worksound, showing !Obsolete Dreams, all mixed media pieces. Smith is an Oregon artist who moved to Los Angeles - a lot of the work riffs on the deterioration of the California Dream (and our country in general). The flag here is made of remotes.

Soul Recovery Systems

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Tue, 02/02/2010

Felicity Fenton and Michael T. Hensley have formed Soul Recovery Systems, a project which helps us get rid of our inner trash. They talk about their videos, photo documentation and examples of this work.

Linda Tesner talks about "What is a Trade?"

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Tue, 01/26/2010

Linda Tesner, curator of Lewis and Clark's Hoffman Gallery, talks about "What is a Trade?" This is a show by Donald Fels who collaborated with Indian sign painters to address globalization in India. The xhibition has large scale paintings, intense with color and graphics.

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Christopher Rauschenberg

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Tue, 01/19/2010

Christopher Rauschenberg talks about his new show of Paris flea markets at Elizabeth Leach, his work re-photographing Atget, the Portland Grid Project, Photolucida and more.

 

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