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.

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 Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy about digital art
On October 15, 2103, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Theo Downes-Le Guin and Brenna Murphy. Downes-Le Guin has just opened the Upfor Gallery in the Pearl, devoted to digital art. Murphy is showing Lattice-Face Parameter Chant, a mixture of prints and sculptures which have their origins in computer assisted design.

Diane Durston on A Distant View

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Durston from the Portland Japanese Garden on A Distant View
The Japanese Garden is hosting a beautiful show called A Distant View- ceramics by Sueharu Fukami, accompanied by photographs by Jean Vollum. The curator Diane Durston is our guest.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews three designers about Portland's two design festivals

On  Tuesday Oct 1, 2013  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Tsilli Pines, Eric Hillerns and Brian Cavanaugh about design, and why Portland suddenly has two design festivals.   

Pines and Hillerns will talk about Design Week Portland and Cavanaugh will talk about the Portland Design Festival.  

 

Art Focus on 09/24/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 09/17/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews the filmmakers Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas

On Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the filmmakers Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas about their new multi-channel infrared video project "Incident Energy." They will be joined by the film's dancer and choreographer Jim McGinn.

 The film opens on September 20th at Disjecta. The work deals with Nature, Culture and the Body as viewed by invasive surveillance technology.

Art Focus on 09/10/13

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Art Focus
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Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Terri Hopkins

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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Art Focus
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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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Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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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Art Focus
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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.

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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/

  • Length: 29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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.

  • Title: David Eckard
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:57 minutes (41.13 MB)
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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.

  • 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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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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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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