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.

Vanessa renwick just opened a beautiful show at the Art Gym. She is our guest on April 22nd.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 09/03/13

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Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy of PICA and Theo Downes-Le Guin of Upfor Gallery

On Tuesday Sept 3, 2013, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Kristan Kennedy, the Visual Art Curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Kennedy will talk about the visual art she has selected for the 2013 Time-Based Art festival which runs September 12 to 22nd.  

 

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.

Art Focus on 08/27/13

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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Sherrie Levine

Bruce Guenther will discuss with host Eva Lake the Sherrie Levine exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

Art Focus on 08/20/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, European art curator at the Portland Art Museum

On August 20, 2013,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.

 

Art Focus on 08/13/13

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Tue, 08/13/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Hickory Mertsching
Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Hickory Mertsching will be Eva Lake guest on Art Focus. Currently he has work at Beam and Anchor.

Art Focus on 07/30/13

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Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Holly Andres

ON JULY  30TH JOSEPH GALLIVAN INTERVIEWS PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ANDRES. SHE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HER SHOW "THE HOMECOMING" WHICH RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2013 AT THE HALLIE FORD MUSEUM IN SALEM, PART OF WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY. AS WELL AS THE MEANING OF HER FINE ART PHOTOS, SHE TALKS ABOUT SHOOTING SASQUATCH FESTIVAL FOR TEEN VOGUE, AND HER LOVE OF INSTAGRAM.

Art Focus on 07/23/13

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about artists books.

On July 23, 2013, at 11.3am Joseph Gallivan interviews the curator of graphic arts at the Portland Art Museum, Mary Weaver Chapin.

Weaver Chapin will talk about the artists books on display at "Artist & Book" at the museum through Sept 1.

 

Artists books are collaborations between artists, writers and publishers to create elaborate and beautiful collector's item books. Forms can range from circular pages in a movie reel canister to pop-up books to the more conceptual, such as text written on a pinwheel.    

For more information see https://www.portlandartmuseum.org/artistbook

Art Focus on 07/16/13

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Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum

On July 16, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews Danielle Knapp, McCosh Associate curator of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum, at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Miss Knapp will talk about current shows on at the Eugene museum, including New American Acquisitions,

 Living Legacies, and Su Kwak's "Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint."

 

Art Focus on 07/02/13

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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Shawn Records

Art Focus on 06/25/13

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee

On Tuesday June 25, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Diane Avio-Augee, whose show Synergy is on now at the Mark Woolley Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall until July 14th, 2013.

Avio-Augee's work takes as its starting point the light of stars and travels deep into abstract territory, with the spiral as its core design element.

Art Focus on 06/18/13

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Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick will be Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus. The work is photo-based, whether it is her own or found and she does straight prints plus boxes, constructions and all kinds of assemblage.

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Art Focus on 10/04/11

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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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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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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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