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.
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.
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.
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.
- Length: 28:16 minutes (12.94 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
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.
- Length: 28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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.
- Title: Bonnie Laing-Malcomson and Joyce Campbell of Art on the Vine of OCAC
- Genre: Unknown
- Length: 29:31 minutes (40.54 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
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.
- Title: Corey Smith talks about Obsolete Dreams at Worksound
- Genre: Unknown
- Length: 27:55 minutes (38.34 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
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, 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.
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.
Joe Sacco has a new book out called "Footnotes in Gaza." He talks about the research behind the book and how he draws his panels. Sacco gives a reading and book signing at Powell's the same evening.