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.

 

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Episode Archive

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
Air date: 
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

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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


Interview with Painter Darren Orange

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Darren Orange

Darren Orange http://www.darrenorange.com/will be Eva Lake's guest. Orange is a painter from Astoria who is well known for his emotional and expressive work based in Oregon landscape, especially on the coast.


Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill about Samurai! at the Portland Art Museum

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill about Samurai! at the Portland Art Museum

On Tuesday October 29  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum.

Graybill will talk about Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. The show is about  the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world.
Samurai runs through January 12, 2014.
From the PAM.org web site: http://www.portlandartmuseum.org/special/samurai/home

Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art
On October 15, 2103, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy. Downes-Le Guin has just opened the Upfor Gallery in the Pearl, devoted to digital art. Murphy is showing Lattice-Face Parameter Chant, a mixture of prints and sculptures which have their origins in computer assisted design.

Diane Durston on A Distant View

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Durston from the Portland Japanese Garden on A Distant View
The Japanese Garden is hosting a beautiful show called A Distant View- ceramics by Sueharu Fukami, accompanied by photographs by Jean Vollum. The curator Diane Durston is our guest.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews three designers about Portland's two design festivals

On  Tuesday Oct 1, 2013  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design, and why Portland suddenly has two design festivals.   

Pines and Hillerns will talk about Design Week Portland and Cavanaugh will talk about the Portland Design Festival.  

 

Art Focus on 09/24/13

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Kelsey Bunker of the Jupiter Hotel

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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Brenda Mallory

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Art Focus
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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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