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.

Elise Wagner will be Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She has a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She is 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 Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening about their set design for Othello at PCS

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening about their set design for Othello at PCS

On Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Scott Fyfe and Fred Schoening. They are the Stage Designer and Technical Director at Portland Ceter Stage where they created the set for the current production of William Shakespeare's "Othello."

Fyfe and Schoening will talk about the concetpt of the set, how it was designed and physically made, and how it helps tell the story of Othello. 
 

The set design looks like an Escher work, with stairs that go up and down creating a maze with places to hide and reveal. It is a two-story, castle-like structure that revolves 360 degrees, weighs about 2,000 pounds, and is operated by a five horsepower motor.
 

Vanessa Renwick

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Vanessa Renwick

This is the year of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Vanessa Renwick just opened a gorgeous show at the Art Gym and that's just a small element of all that's happening. She is our guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

On Tuesday April 15, 2104, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a discussion between the architectural writer Brian Libby and the architects Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell. They will talk about the Portland Building, Memorial Coliseum and the GasCo building on Highway 30, and whether there is a case for preserving such Portland landmarks.  
 
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com 

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston on Exhibition at Waterstone Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston

Grace Weston and Lisa Kaser have a show at Waterstone Gallery called Unfamiliar Faces. They will be Eva Lake's guests.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

On Tuesday April 1, 2014, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards, the Curator-slash-Janitor of the Faux Museum in Portland's Old Town.
 
Richards will talk about the Faux Museum’s new exhibition called Collections & AnoMalieS Public & Privates, which runs now through May 26th.
 
The new collection includes
 
·         Litter from around the globe
·         Collection of odd dice
·         Hermit crab racing shells
·         and Gorilla and Sabre Tooth Tiger skulls

Portland Art Dealers Association

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jane Beebe, Bob Kochs and Daniel Peabody on PADA

Eva Lake will have Jane Beebe (PDX Contemporary Art), Bob Kochs (Augen Gallery) and Daniel Peabody (Elizabeth Leach Gallery) on to discuss the aims and activities of the Portland Art Dealers Association.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins
 
On Tuesday March 18, 2014,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins. Her new show is called "Recurrent Work" and runs at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University near Lake Oswego until April 2.
Watkins talks about her process, her experimentation and her sense of what the viewer gets form looking at her work.  
Much of the work is created by soaking cotton cord in black ink and exploring the marks it makes on paper and acetate. There are also installations of the dried cord attached to the walls, and other abstract works ("drawings") of silver and black pigment on paper.
 

interview with artist Amy Bernstein

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Amy Bernstein

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She is Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

On Tuesday March 4, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth as they take the temperature of the contemporary art scene in Oregon. Portland2014 is a biennial show or Oregon art
Los Angeles-based Amanda Hunt is the curator of the biennial, and Bryan Suereth is the Director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center at 8371 N Interstate Ave.
They  will talk about some of the standout artists who are showing at four galleries around Portland and how they were chosen.
 
http://www.biennial.disjecta.org/


From the press release:

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on artist Leonard Ruder

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on Leonard Ruder

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman will be Eva Lake's guests. The two are the children of Leonard Ruder, who just had a show at Augen Gallery and has also shown at the Portland Art Museum and the Marylhurst Art Gym.

Audio

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/

  • Length: 29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)
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David Eckard

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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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  • Length: 29:57 minutes (41.13 MB)
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Grace Weston

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
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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Art Focus
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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.

  • 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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Art Focus
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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.
 

  • 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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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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