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.

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.

 

Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism
On Tuesday January 2`, 2013, at 11.30am, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Bonnie Meltzer about her show "Coal - Not in Any Backyard." North Portland based artist and environmental activist Meltzer will talk about how her work relates  to the plans to ship coal by train and barge from Montana to the pacific coast and on to China. 

WHAT: Coal - Not in Any Backyard
WHERE: University of Portland, Buckley Center Gallery
WHEN: January 13 - February 6, 2014
Artist talk and reception: Saturday, January 18 , 2pm - 4pm 

Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

Bruce Guenther from the Portland Art Museum will join Eva Lake to discuss the Francis Bacon portrait of Lucian Freud, a triptych very much in the news. This work is currently on display at the museum.

Becoming Blackfish

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Blackfish Gallery turns 35

Blackfish Gallery turns 35 this year. Opening on December 31st is their "Becoming Blackfish" exhibition. Members Stephan Soihl, Barbara Black and Paul Missal (who will show in the back room) will be Eva Lake's guests on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, the 31st.

Art Focus on 12/24/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Mary Chomenko Hinckley

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Mary Chomenko Hinckley will be Eva Lake's guest on December 17th. She has a show called Gates of Venice: Pattern and Color at the Augen Gallery.

Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

On December 10, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the conceptual artist Ben Buswell about his process-driven photography and sculpture. His works often involve cutting the surface of his photographs of water and sand as he explores perspective and the western thought. Ben Buswell's show We Live Only Through Ourselves is on now at Upfor Gallery until January 25, 2014.

Interview with Artist Jim Riswold

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jim Riswold

Jim Riswold will be Eva Lake's guest. We will talk about his latest show Art For Oncologists.

Photographer Isaac Layman on His Methods and His World View as Captured through the Lens

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Seattle photographer Isaac Layman about his methods, digital tools and world view

Joseph Gallivan interviews the photographer Isaac Layman, whose work is on show now in the Portland Art Museum as part of the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.
Layman is known for his large digital photo compositions based on everyday objects such as cupboards, sinks and cutting boards. Seattle resident Layman will talk about his photographic  method, his use of digital tools, and his world view as captured through the lens.
 
From the Elizabeth Leach Gallery press release for his Sept 2013 show "Funeral":

PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series
The upcoming lecture by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (on Novemeber 22) is part of the focus of this episode and of the PCC Women In Art Series. Prudence Roberts, Sue Taylor, Marie Sivak and Elizabeth Bilyeu will be Eva Lake's guests.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Camden Murray of the Timbers Army about tifo displays

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Camden Murray of the Timbers Army about tifo displays
On Nov 12, 2103, Joseph Gallivan interviews Camden Murray, and artist and one of the designers of tifo [pronounced TEE-foe] at Portland Timbers soccer matches. Tifo displays use large banners, streamers, flares or other visuals to inspire the fan's chosen professional soccer team, and sometimes intimidate opponents and their fans. Murray will discuss the design and execution of Timbers Army tifos, the artistic rivalry with the Seattle Sounders, and talk about tifo's roots in Italy and its practice in Europe and South America.
Go Timbers!
For pictures of Timbers tifo, see http://timbersarmy.org/game-day/tifo


Audio

Artists Remedios Rapoport and Jacquelyn Bond

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Art Focus
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Wed, 03/05/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviewed local artists Remedios Rapoport and Jacquelyn Bond about  Women’s Art: Women’s Vision at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.  Celebrating the theme of 2008’s National Women’s History Month Remedios Rapoport takes the traditional Argentinean art of Filete (elaborate sign painting) and puts a contemporary message for empowerment and action into each piece. She will present her work, act as guest curator and mentor an emerging artist also working with women and political empowerment. Jacquelyn Bond is a young artist who paints water color illustrations and creates beautiful political pin ups.

Terri Hopkins on "Women's Work"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 02/27/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviews Terri Hopkins, director and curator at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University about the current show, Women's Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. It includes works by Annie Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Suzanne Caporael, Squeak Carnwath, Vija Celmins, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellen Gallager, M.K. Guth, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Julia Jacquette, Fay Jones, Barbara Kruger, Hung Liu, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Sarah Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Bridget Riley, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Kara Walker, Marie K. Watt, and Sherrie Wolf.

 

Artist Arvie Smith and his new exhibit, "At Freedom's Door"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 02/20/2008

Julie Bernard visits with painter Arvie Smith, whose large colorful works are currently on exhibit at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in the Swigert Commons.

Julie Bernard interviews the curator of works by Carl Morris and Leonard Ruder

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Art Focus
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Thu, 02/07/2008

Julie Bernard interviews Prudence Roberts, the guest curator of works by Pacific Northwest artists Carl Morris and Leonard Ruder, on exhibit at the Art Gym of Marylhurst University

Julie Bernard covers Debra Beers with Mark Woolley & Linda Tesner

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Art Focus
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Wed, 01/16/2008

Host Julie Bernard talks with two distinguished guests about the current exhibitions by Debra Beers, Artist, Senior Lecturer in Art, and Program Head of Drawing at Lewis & Clark College

Joining Julie today are:

Mark Woolley, Curator/Owner of The Mark Woolley Gallery on SW Second

Linda Tesner, Curator of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College

David Rosenak, artist

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Art Focus
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Wed, 01/09/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviews local artist David Rosenak, whose work was featured in the 2006 Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum.

Oregon Art Beat

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Art Focus
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Wed, 01/02/2008

Art Focus with Julie Bernard - Julie's guests are Jeff Douglas and  K.C. Cowen talking about Oregon Art Beat.

Alternative Art Spaces

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Art Focus
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Wed, 12/19/2007

Kathleen interviews Ben Pink of the Launchpad Gallery and Anna Todaro

Linda K. Johnson on South Waterfront art

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Art Focus
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Wed, 12/12/2007

Host Julie Bernard interviews Linda K. Johnson, Tahni Holt and Dana Lynn Louis about  South Waterfront art.

Portland Art Center

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Art Focus
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Wed, 12/05/2007

Julie speaks with Gavin Shettler, Director of the Portland Art Center, a nonprofit exhibition space and resource center for the contemporary arts. Its mission is to cultivate informative and innovative interactions between the art world and the public. PAC offers unique opportunities to contemporary artists whose work is outside the commercial gallery system.

 

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