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

Art focus hosted by Andre Middleton with his guest: Sean Croghan

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
An interview with Sean Croghan
Many of our listeners may know of Sean Croghan from his years as a musician in Portland Oregon. As an Oregon native, he grew up exposed to arts and theater via his parents. He has played music most his life and always drew. Sean has been a prolific artist in his own right. His work speaks for itself. For the next month he has a solo show titled the WAGES of FEAR at the UnionKnott Gallery, 2726 NE MLK Bvld.
https://www.facebook.com/SeanCroghanArt/timeline

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:
 

Audio

Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss on Artifacts of Memory

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/10/2012

 Crystal Schenk has a show called Artifacts of Memory at Linfield Gallery. She joined Art Focus, along with curator Cris Moss.

Namita Wiggers on Betty Feves at the Museum of Contemporary Craft

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/03/2012

 Namita Wiggers is the curator of Betty Feves: Generations at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. She was our guest.

Bruce Guenther on Mark Rothko

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/27/2012

 Bruce Guenther curated the present show of Mark Rothko at the Portland Art Museum. We talk about this show, Rothko's history and his place in Modern art.

Prudence Roberts, Curator of the Portland 2012 Biennial

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/20/2012

Prudence Roberts curated 24 artists or artist groups in the Portland 2012. The biennial is held all over the city. We talked about the show in general and some of the artists specifically.

Crow's Shadow Institute

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/13/2012

Host Eva Lake speaks with guests from Crow's Shadow Institute in Pendleton, co-founder James Lavadour, master printer Frank Janzen and Interim Director Melissa Bob

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. With an emphasis on contemporary, fine-art printmaking, they also function as a venue to practice traditional Native American art practices — weaving, bead working and regalia making — of the Plateau region..

http://www.crowsshadow.org

  • Length: 27:18 minutes (24.99 MB)
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Kelsey Bunker of the Jupiter Hotel

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Wed, 03/07/2012

 Kelsey Bunker has a new gallery at the Jupiter Hotel. She discusses the gallery and its programming and her journey as an artist and business person.

Curator Stephanie Snyder on BRUCE NAUMAN, BASEMENTS at the Cooley Gallery

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012
 

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director of the Cooley Memorial Gallery at Reed College, about the current exhibit, BRUCE NAUMAN, BASEMENTS, on view until MARCH 9th.

The studio films of American artist Bruce Nauman, created between 1967 and 1969 with both 16 mm film and emerging video technology, are rarely exhibited in consideration of the essential qualities of their nature as films. Typically, the works are exhibited in relationship to Nauman's sculptures and photographs, burdened with the responsibility of assuming a documentary voice, and positioned as evidence of Nauman's intellectual evolution. But how do we experience the films when we are able to fully encounter their presence as phenomenological entities, and to absorb them as such, embracing Nauman's investigations into language, philosophy, and the experience of his own body? To be with the films in keeping with the terms of their own making is an entirely different experience altogether.

  • Length: 28:40 minutes (26.24 MB)
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Guest host Paige Prendergast of Breeze Block Gallery interviews Bwana Spoons of Grass Hut Art.

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012

Guest host Paige Prendergast of Breeze Block Gallery interviews Bwana Spoons of Grass Hut Art.

  • Length: 28:21 minutes (25.96 MB)
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Kendra Larson

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012

Kendra Larson was our guest on February 7TH. She has shows up at the George Fox Minthorne Gallery and at Willamette University's Rogers Gallery.

  • Title: Kendra Larson
  • Length: 29:20 minutes (40.29 MB)
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Brenda Mallory

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 01/31/2012

 Brenda Mallory talks about her big installation at the Portland International Airport. The piece is called The Mechanics of Hither and Yon. 

 

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