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.
 

 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum. Mr. Guenther will talk about the state of art in Portland, the state of the Portland Art Museum, and what he has been doing since his retirement last September.
 
 
 
From Portland Monthly:

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on Betty LaDuke's APEX Exhibit

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on Betty LaDuke's APEX Exhibit
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, about Betty LaDuke.
LaDuke's show in the APEX section of the Pacific Northwest collection shows Oregon agricultural workers on painted plywood. Laing-Malcolmson will talk about this southern Oregon artist's long history of painting rural subjects and LaDuke's empathy with her subjects.  
From the press release:
APEX: Betty LaDuke
MAR 28 – JUL 19, 2015

Betty Friedan on Women, Media and Economic Scapegoating

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Betty Friedan on Women, Media and Economic Scapegoating

Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear a speech by the late feminist leader, writer, and activist Betty Friedan, author of “The Feminine Mystique,” In 1995 she spoke before a group of American Women in Radio & TV on media & economic scapegoating as engines of anti-woman backlash.

Friedan co-founded Women, Men & Media. She also was one of the founders of NOW, the National Organization for Women. She died in February 2006. 

This program is from the series WINGS, www.wings.org

Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show
On Tuesday April 21 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr, the Director of Exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery. Barr will talk about the 2015 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers, which features ten photos each by 62 photographers from around the Northwest. Viewers  must open the drawers in the gallery and handle the photos. Barr focuses on trends in photography, the wide range of methods on display and the use of cell phone cameras.

The show runs throughout 2015.
 
Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
bluesky@blueskygallery.org 
 

Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen
The guest is Denise Mullen, President of Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC). We'll discuss Conversations On Craft, a Public Forum at 7PM on April 16th in the Vollum Building, painting/drawing studio.

CONVERSATIONS ON CRAFT is a forum addressing the skill and art of creativity. Focused on a making space, the intention is to incite discourse and exercise motivations, aspirations, even prejudices that surround Contemporary Craft, particularly Craft’s persistent presence in a contemporary culture suspicious of labored beauty and material literacy.A public forum, with speakers including:

Howard Risatti (Moderator) - Emeritus Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Theory , Department of Art History, Virgina Commonwealth University

The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised
We hear a forum on "The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised" sponsored by the Harlem Book Fair at the  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The Black Arts Movement was once described by Time magazine as the "single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature " possibly in American literature as a whole." It was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. The movement was triggered by the assassination of Malcolm X and among the well-known writers who were involved with the movement were Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Hoyt W. Fuller, and Rosa Guy. The movement is also seen as one of the most important times in African-American literature. 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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. 

Current exhibitions:

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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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. 
 
From the press release:

Art Focus on 03/17/15

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

Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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.

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Art Focus on 10/04/11

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 10/04/2011

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews photographer Jim Lommasson about the show What We Carried at Launchpad Gallery. The show is a collaborative project conceived by Jim Lommasson and Oregon Iraqi Refugees. The exhibit will include photographs and writing and paintings by Farooq Hassan and Samir Khurshid.

Here are links/info about the show:

What We Carried
Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization
October 7th - 29th, 2011

http://launchpadgallery.org/category/exhibits/

http://lommasson.blogspot.com/

http://theoregoniraqirefugeeproject.blogspot.com/

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David Eckard

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 09/27/2011

Our guest on Art Focus was David Eckard. The Art Gym is giving him a mid-career survey which opens on October 2nd. David Eckard: Deployment will present approximately 40 artworks, including new paintings, sculpture and performances, and a selection of past sculptures, drawings and documentation. It will also include documentation and physical remnants of past installations and performances.

  • Title: David Eckard
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Grace Weston

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 09/20/2011

Currently Augen Gallery is showing Grace Weston's Angles of Incidents. Weston was our guest on Art Focus. We were fortunate enough to visit her studio once. She's making magic from a very small set with all kinds of wild parts.

  • Title: Grace Weston
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  • Length: 30:45 minutes (42.23 MB)
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Whoop Dee Doo

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/13/2011

Whoop Dee Doo are a part of the PICA TBA 2011 Festival. They were our guests on Art Focus  September 13th.
About the group: An all-ages, anything-goes variety show, Whoop Dee Doo enlists diverse participants and collaborates with a wild range of performers—from science teachers and Celtic bagpipers to clogging troupes, drill teams, and drag queens—all for an audience of wide-eyed children. This chaotic mix is an awkward yet endearing experience that embraces a huge range of tastes and sensibilities and strips away divisions between high and low art. While curated by the group, Whoop Dee Doo remains a truly inclusive endeavor that celebrates difference and unabashed self-expression.

  • Title: Whoop Dee Doo
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:37 minutes (40.68 MB)
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Kristan Kennedy of PICA's TBA Festival

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/06/2011

PICA's TBA Festival is coming up and Art Focus will devout 2 episodes to it. This week our guest will be Kristan Kennedy, PICA's Visual Art Curator (who is also an artist). The PICA Resource Room online will give you all the details about the festival.
 

  • Title: Kristan Kennedy
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:49 minutes (40.96 MB)
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Joshua Berger and Tiffany Lee Brown of Plazm

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/30/2011

Joshua Berger and Tiffany Lee Brown of Plazm talk about 20 years in which Plazm has been in print.

Pacific NW Art Program with Ben Dye, Jen Fuller and William Rihel

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/23/2011

Now there is a Recology Program where artists go to the dump and make work from it. Some of them joined us on Art Focus. The artists involved are: Ben Dye, Jen Fuller, William Rihel, Mike Suri, and Leslie Vigeant. Rihel, Dye and Fuller will joined us here.
 

Lynda Ater

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/16/2011

Lynda Ater has a show at Blackfish right now called Inside Out: Embelling Albers' Square. She talks about Joseph Albers, Hommage to the Square, color, patterns she made from cancer cell shapes and past exhibitions in which she investigates color.

C.O.P.S.

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/09/2011

Four artists here in Portland are offering for the summer - C.O.P.S - Conceptual Oregon Performance School. From the statement:

The Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.) is a free, artist-run, experimental summer school, with a focus on contemporary performance strategies. Its mandate is to engage participants in the methodologies, critical theory, and dialogue surrounding the discipline, while investigating its social and cultural role. Participants will experiment with a myriad of contemporary performance strategies, based upon formal and informal lectures, seminar-based dialogue, and structured group critique.

The guests/instructors are: Sean Carney, Matthew Green, Patrick Rock and Michael Reinsch.

Lisa Radon, writer and curator

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/02/2011

Lisa Radon is our guest - a writer and poet turned curator. The group show she curated is called Reading. Writing.

Reading.Writing. is an exhibition about the intersections between the practices of reading and writing and art making. It is the möbius strip where writing is a kind of reading is a kind of writing ∞. On August 5, 2011 Reading.Writing. opens at galleryHOMELAND, the Ford Building (2505 SE 11th, corner of SE 11th and Division), with a reception from 6-9 PM. The exhibition includes work by 18 artists from Portland, San Francisco, Calgary, Belgrade, and Montreal working in video, print, paint, sculpture, embroidery, photography, and publication.

 

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