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.

Sculptor James FLorschutz was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 16 2014, talking about Wedges Plus at Augen Gallery.
 
Julia Dolan the photgraphy curator at the Portland Art Museum was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 9 2014, talking about the Blue Sky at 40 show. 

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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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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton
On Tuesday, February 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Jo Hamilton about her show "Whom" which runs at the Laura Russo Gallery until Feb 28.
Hamilton trained as a painter in her hometown of Glasgow, UK but her latest show uses crotchet to make wall-mounted portraits ranging from police mugshots to other artists to her mother with a black eye. Hamilton will talk about some of the characters she has worked with, the way the medium unsettles expectations, and where to get the best acrylic yarn.    
 
From the press release:

Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre
Guest host Ken Jones talks with in-studio guests Sean Cawelti, Andrew Fridae, and McKenna Twedt about Zen Shorts, the latest production from Portland’s Tears of Joy Theatre. Sean is the director, and Andrew and McKenna are puppeteers/actors in the production. Tears of Joy is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatres, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year their programs play to over 100,000 children and adults.

The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Story of Krip-Hop from the series Making Contact
You've heard of Hip-Hop, but what about Krip-Hop? That's the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians, and MCs. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear the story of Krip Hop from hate mail to worldwide phenomenon.  

Guests: Leroy Moore, co-founder of Krip Hop Nation, poet, activist, journalist; Joy Elan, poet

http://www.radioproject.org/

CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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CULTURE CRASH: "The Killing of the Creative Class"
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Scott Timberg, longtime culture writer and editor based in Los Angeles, about his new book "CULTURE CRASH: The Killing of the Creative Class." They discuss what recent changes in technology, economics and social norms mean for the art, culture and the creative class.

Scott Timberg's stories have appeared in The New York Times, Salon and Los Angeles magazine. He was an LA Times staff writer for six years. He blogs at http://www.artsjournal.com/culturecrash/

Joseph Gallivan interviews the light artist Hap Tivey about his show Surface of Light

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews light artist Hap Tivey
On Tuesday, January 13 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the light artist Hap Tivey. Tivey will talk about his show Surface of Light, how he uses LEDs on a white walls and how he manipulates fields of light to push the viewer's threshold of perception. Tivey's show is on now at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery through Jan 31.
From the press release:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Theresa Redinger of Blackfish Gallery about Window, A Dialog

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Theresa Redinger of Blackfish Gallery about Window, A Dialog
On Tuesday, January 6, 2015  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Theresa Redinger about Window, A Dialog, the group show at Blackfish Gallery running now until January 31. Redinger speaks about the idea of "window" as a prompt and as a metaphor, plus her own piece as well as the works of her cooperative colleagues. She discusses how artists approach themed group shows, and her own novel use of the music service Pandora in her teaching.  
 
From the press release:

Go Digital or Go Dark Part 2

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Art Focus
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Joseph Gallivan interviews sculptor James Florschutz about his show Wedges +

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews sculptor James Florschutz about his show Wedges +
On Tuesday December 16, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the sculptor James Florschutz, who will talk about his show "Wedges Plus" at Augen Gallery. Florschutz works in wood making abstract and post minimal installations, which he frequently recycles. He will talk about the meaning of the wedge, simple tools and the relationship between craft and Art. Florschutz is trained in art, construction carpentry and finish carpentry, and has a studio in Old Town.
 
The show at Augen at the De Soto runs thorugh Dec 27, 2014.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan of PAM about Blue Sky at 40

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan of PAM about Blue Sky at 40
On Tuesday December 9, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan, the Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum, about the show "Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40."
Dolan  will talk about the rise of Portland's Blue Sky photo gallery from a small space in the 1970s and will discuss a few of the pictures that have defined the style and substance of Blue Sky.
 
From the press release:
 
Blue Sky
The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40
OCT 18, 2014 – JAN 11, 2015

Waterstone Gallery's The Art of the Alphabet Group Show of Gallery Artists

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Waterstone Gallery's The Art of the Alphabet Group Show of Gallery Artists
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Portland metal worker Greg Wilbur, mixed media artist Keaney Rathbun, and multi-media artist Lisa Kaser of the Waterstone Gallery about The Art of the Alphabet, a Group Show of Gallery Artists.

December 2, 2014-January 4, 2015
Opening Reception and Book Release Party Wednesday, December 3, 6–8pm
Guest Speaker's Talk: Sunday, December 14, 11am, Jim Carmin and John Wilson, Special Collections Librarian, Multnomah County Library.
In conjunction with the publication of The Art of the Alphabet. Book will be available at the Book Release Party at our Opening Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6-8pm.

Image above by Greg Wilbur
A is for Apple
Hammered metal

Audio

Art Focus on 10/04/11

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Art Focus
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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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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.

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Grace Weston

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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.

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Whoop Dee Doo

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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.

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  • Length: 29:37 minutes (40.68 MB)
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Kristan Kennedy of PICA's TBA Festival

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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.
 

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Joshua Berger and Tiffany Lee Brown of Plazm

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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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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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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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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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Art Focus
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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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