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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Digital Art Panel with Stephen Slappe, Krystal South and Theo Downes-Le Guin

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Digital Art Panel with Stephen Slappe, Krystal South and Theo Downes-Le Guin
On Feb 4, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a Digital Art Panel with Krystal South, Stephen Slappe and Theo Downes-Le Guin.
 
These two artists and one gallery owner will talk about Net art, mobile apps, art that exists only in computers, glitch art and the backlash against software and slick finishes. They will also talk about which artists are making a name for themselves in this realm.
 
Krystal South is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and writer whose piece "Identify Yourself" was included in PICA's TBA festival in 2013. http://idyrself.com/about.html In her day job she is a designer at Plus Citizen in Portland.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell
Art Focus one hour special.

On January 28 2014  at 11.00am Joseph Gallivan interviews the painter and sculptor Whiting Tennis. Tennis will talk about his response to the built environment in Seattle, his method of automatic drawing and how it relates to his three dimensional structures, and what kind of music he listens to in the studio. And blue tarps. Whiting Tennis has a show at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem which runs until March 23, 2104. This interview was recorded on January 23, 2014 as Tennis passed through Portland on his way to give a lecture in Salem.

http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2013-14/whiting_...
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism
On Tuesday January 2`, 2013, at 11.30am, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Bonnie Meltzer about her show "Coal - Not in Any Backyard." North Portland based artist and environmental activist Meltzer will talk about how her work relates  to the plans to ship coal by train and barge from Montana to the pacific coast and on to China. 

WHAT: Coal - Not in Any Backyard
WHERE: University of Portland, Buckley Center Gallery
WHEN: January 13 - February 6, 2014
Artist talk and reception: Saturday, January 18 , 2pm - 4pm 

Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

Bruce Guenther from the Portland Art Museum will join Eva Lake to discuss the Francis Bacon portrait of Lucian Freud, a triptych very much in the news. This work is currently on display at the museum.

Becoming Blackfish

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Blackfish Gallery turns 35

Blackfish Gallery turns 35 this year. Opening on December 31st is their "Becoming Blackfish" exhibition. Members Stephan Soihl, Barbara Black and Paul Missal (who will show in the back room) will be Eva Lake's guests on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, the 31st.

Art Focus on 12/24/13

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

Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Mary Chomenko Hinckley will be Eva Lake's guest on December 17th. She has a show called Gates of Venice: Pattern and Color at the Augen Gallery.

Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

On December 10, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the conceptual artist Ben Buswell about his process-driven photography and sculpture. His works often involve cutting the surface of his photographs of water and sand as he explores perspective and the western thought. Ben Buswell's show We Live Only Through Ourselves is on now at Upfor Gallery until January 25, 2014.

Interview with Artist Jim Riswold

Program: 
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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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":

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

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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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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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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Art Focus
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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
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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