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.
 

 

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Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about David Hockney

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about David Hockney
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11.30am, Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin, the Curator of Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum. Chapin talks about David Hockney's 16 etchings called A Rake's Progress. She will also discuss his stage and costumes designs done ten years later for Igor Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress. The works are on display at PAM alongside copies of William Hogarth's original engravings which inspired Hockney.  
 
Recorded at KBOO on June 7 2015, audio edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
from the press release:
David Hockney
A Rake’s Progress
APR 18 – AUG 2, 2015

Joseph Gallivan interviews Arvie Smith about his oil painting show Tight Rope

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Arvie Smith about his oil painting show Tight Rope
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Arvie Smith about his current show "Tight Rope" at the Mark Woolley Gallery. Smith will talk about the imagery he uses to assess the African American experience, the interplay between painting and looking, and how his painting voice compares to his spoken voice.
Tight Rope is at Mark Woolley Gallery, Top Floor, Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW Fifth Ave, 97205.
 

KIZUNA, THE REBIRTH OF MASHIKO CERAMICS

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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KIZUNA, THE REBIRTH OF MASHIKO CERAMICS

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Aki Ishijima, a ceramic artist from Mashiko, Japan, and Ruri, a ceramic artist living in rural Yamhill County, about the importance of Mashiko ceramics, the 2011 earthquake in Japan, and the devastation it caused for Mashiko potters.

Art Focus on 05/19/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther, the former Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum. Mr. Guenther will talk about the state of art in Portland, the state of the Portland Art Museum, and what he has been doing since his retirement last September.
 
 
 
From Portland Monthly:

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on Betty LaDuke's APEX Exhibit

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on Betty LaDuke's APEX Exhibit
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, the Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, about Betty LaDuke.
LaDuke's show in the APEX section of the Pacific Northwest collection shows Oregon agricultural workers on painted plywood. Laing-Malcolmson will talk about this southern Oregon artist's long history of painting rural subjects and LaDuke's empathy with her subjects.  
From the press release:
APEX: Betty LaDuke
MAR 28 – JUL 19, 2015

Betty Friedan on Women, Media and Economic Scapegoating

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Betty Friedan on Women, Media and Economic Scapegoating

Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear a speech by the late feminist leader, writer, and activist Betty Friedan, author of “The Feminine Mystique,” In 1995 she spoke before a group of American Women in Radio & TV on media & economic scapegoating as engines of anti-woman backlash.

Friedan co-founded Women, Men & Media. She also was one of the founders of NOW, the National Organization for Women. She died in February 2006. 

This program is from the series WINGS, www.wings.org

Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr of Blue Sky Gallery about the PNW Drawers show
On Tuesday April 21 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Zemie Barr, the Director of Exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery. Barr will talk about the 2015 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers, which features ten photos each by 62 photographers from around the Northwest. Viewers  must open the drawers in the gallery and handle the photos. Barr focuses on trends in photography, the wide range of methods on display and the use of cell phone cameras.

The show runs throughout 2015.
 
Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
bluesky@blueskygallery.org 
 

Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen
The guest is Denise Mullen, President of Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC). We'll discuss Conversations On Craft, a Public Forum at 7PM on April 16th in the Vollum Building, painting/drawing studio.

CONVERSATIONS ON CRAFT is a forum addressing the skill and art of creativity. Focused on a making space, the intention is to incite discourse and exercise motivations, aspirations, even prejudices that surround Contemporary Craft, particularly Craft’s persistent presence in a contemporary culture suspicious of labored beauty and material literacy.A public forum, with speakers including:

Howard Risatti (Moderator) - Emeritus Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Theory , Department of Art History, Virgina Commonwealth University

The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised
We hear a forum on "The New Urban Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement Revised" sponsored by the Harlem Book Fair at the  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The Black Arts Movement was once described by Time magazine as the "single most controversial moment in the history of African-American literature " possibly in American literature as a whole." It was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. The movement was triggered by the assassination of Malcolm X and among the well-known writers who were involved with the movement were Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, Hoyt W. Fuller, and Rosa Guy. The movement is also seen as one of the most important times in African-American literature. 

Audio

"You Don't Know What Art i$”

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/26/2011

Guest host Wendy Webb speaks with LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs, a longstanding force in the L.A. street art scene.

The Denizen Gallery @Milepost 5 and the Plum Bum Gallery brought Krebs to Portland to perform "You Don't Know What Art i$” for the closing of his visual art show “Blacklisted and Banned.”  He premiered the piece on this installment of Art Focus.

Joey Krebs, media activist, street artist, performer, and visual artist, along with his collective ARTSAVESLIVES, calls the commodification of "street art" into question. Recently Krebs was one of the protesters of the censorship of the 2011 MOCA graffiti show.

LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs was cover artist for the punk-rock-rap group, Rage Against the Machine, for their first platinum album -- “The Battle of Los Angeles.” He was the creative director of two Rage Against the Machine music videos, including the MTV award-winning “Bulls on Parade,” and “Renegades of Funk.” These videos feature Phantom’s signature artwork, the silhouette or shadow, which serves as the archetype for the Public Everyman.

  • Length: 27:36 minutes (12.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Cynthia Mosser

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/19/2011

Cynthia Mosser has a show up at Augen Desoto this month. It's all about the egg, small and large pieces, layer upon layer of the oval. Some of the pieces are egg-shaped too. The show is called Eggs Obsession.

  • Title: Cynthia Mosser
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:06 minutes (39.96 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ray Boyle and Sarah Farahat

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/12/2011

Our guests here include Ray Boyle, who curated Coffee with Cardamom at Place II at the Settlement in Pioneer Square. This show includes the solo exhibition Can You See Me Now? (Part One): Reflections on Palestine by Sarah Farahat, who was also our guest. Coffee with Cardamom also includes the group Exhibit Mirrors: A Middle Eastern/ American Collaboration.

  • Artist: Unknown
  • Title: Track 1
  • Length: 26:22 minutes (36.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Appendix Project Space

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/28/2011

The three curators from Appendix Project Space  joined us:  Joshua Pavlacky, Travis Fitzgerald and Zack Davis. The upcoming show at Appendix is Neverland by Daniel J. Glendening and Michael Welsch.

Paige Prendergast of Breeze Block Gallery

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/21/2011

 Paige Prendergast, director of Breeze Block, is our guest on Art Focus. Her current show is Concrete and Steel, a multimedia exhibition of urban geometry, features the work of Nick Makanna, Joe Chambers and Kit Crenshaw.

John Graeter

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011

John Graeter was our guest - he has organized all kinds of art extravaganzas around town, including the Manor of Art. Now he’s opening a gallery. Look for it later this year.

  • Title: John Graeter
  • Length: 28:20 minutes (38.91 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Tom Cramer and Jeff Jahn discuss architecture

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/07/2011

Tom Cramer guest hosts, bringing on Jeff Jahn to give us "The Architecture Show." (Photo of Bud Clark Commons by Jeff Jahn) http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2011/06/resouce_access.html

Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/31/2011

Our guest this week was Curtis Knapp of YU Contemporary. YU has been in the news a lot lately. It’s the new non-profit with grand aims and an even grander building. You can’t help but be inspired when you walk in there. The first exhibition is an archive from PCVA. Knapp discusses the space, the exhibition and various plans for YU.

Lenall Siebenaler and Judy Lindley of Friends of the Library

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Art Focus
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Tue, 05/17/2011

Friends of the Library have opened up a pop-up on NW 23rd - where the beloved Music Millennium used to be. This pop-up will have revolving art shows from a huge community of artists as well as books on sale. Lenall Siebenaler is the director of the store and Judy Lindley is on the board of directors they joined us on Art Focus .

Tom Cramer talks about his "Oregon Landmarks" show at Laura Russo

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/10/2011

Tom Cramer has a new show of Oregon Landmarks at the Laura Russo Gallery.

  • Title: Tom Cramer
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:37 minutes (40.67 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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