Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.
On December 3rd Eva Lake will talk to Jim Riswold, whose latest show was called Art For Oncologists.
On November 19th Eva Lake talked to Prudence Roberts, Sue Taylor, Elizabeth Bilyeu and Marie Sivak RE: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's visit and lecture which is at ~ 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus. Smith’s talk “My Life as a Cultural Arts Worker” will address not only her artistic process, but also the complex political and cultural symbols as well as narrative elements she weaves into her paintings, prints and other works. We discussed the lecture and also about the inception and development of PCC's Portland Women in Art Lecture Series.
Eva Lake interviewed artist Darren Orange on the 5th of November.
On Tuesday October 29 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Maribeth Graybill, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art at the Portland Art Museum.
Graybill will talk about Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. The show is about the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan—from one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world.
Samurai runs through January 12, 2014.
From the PAM.org web site: http://www.portlandartmuseum.org/special/samurai/home
Diane Durston wwas our guest on October 8th, talking about the new show at the Japanese Garden, A Distant View.
James Gallagher, New York artist and curator, was Eva Lake's guest on September 24th. He has published a new magazine called Secret Behavior.
Art Gym curator Terri Hopkins was our guest on September 10th - she retires in January 2014 after 33 years directing the gallery. Under her leadership, The Art Gym has become a regionally renowned gallery showcasing contemporary Northwest artists. Since its founding in 1980, The Art Gym has shown the work of more than 500 artists, produced more than 65 exhibition catalogs and sponsored numerous artist roundtables and public forums.
Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.
Jim Neidhardt was our guest on Art Focus. He has a show of photographs up called Museum at Blackfish. Neidhardt captures the museum ritual of photographing the art experience rather than actually having one. Or maybe the intimate relationship we have with our cameras is deeply imbedded in whatever art experience we have, for better or worse.
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.
"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joya, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fought for humanitarian and environmental justice. Most of them have contributed to equitable sharing and protection of clean water.
- Length: 28:05 minutes (25.71 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Charles A. Hartman Fine Art presented Holly Andres for their April exhibition. She was our guest and told us about "The Fall of Spring Hill." The show continues her examination of a personal feminine narrative. In large-scale, lush color images, the artist ponders the brevity of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. As in her previous work, this new series is concerned with revisiting, recreating and preserving history, the interweaving of fact and fiction and finding a place in which biography and fictitious narration come together. Andres choreographs all her tableaus - she dresses her people and puts it all together.
This is an interview with Cris Moss, who curates at Linfield College. Opening this month is Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman. Heyman is a storyteller. The exhibition features portraits of individuals who have endured great personal hardship — former Abu Ghraib detainees, African-American fathers who have been in and out of jail, and new immigrants to the United States. Linfield will also host a public Frazee Lecture with Daniel Heyman in Ice Auditorium on the Linfield campus Tuesday, April 5, from 7:30–9 p.m. An extension of the exhibition will be hosted by the White Box Gallery at the University of Oregon in Portland from April 5 – May 14, 2011, with a First Thursday Opening Reception on April 7 from 6–8 p.m.
- Title: Cris Moss discusses Bearing Witness by artist Daniel Heyman
- Genre: Unknown
- Length: 29:16 minutes (40.2 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
This is a link to Disjecta:
and some links on Avantika's artwork:
John Motley contributes pieces to the Oregonian, Art Papers and other publications. He’ has just published a collection of critical essays that were developed alongside exhibitions at Fourteen30. The book is called Stay Time. Originally published as a series of limited edition broadsides, available only at the gallery, these essays examine the work of emerging artists from Portland, Los Angeles, and beyond.
Guest host Tom Cramer interviews artist Henk Pander about his life and work.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art opened a major exhibition of the art of Henk Pander on January 29, 2011. It surveys the range of Pander’s oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, posters, and theatrical designs from the late 1950s to 2010. On view through March 27, 2011, it is the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted of this important Oregon artist’s work.
Henk Pander has lived in Oregon for 45 years, but to this day describes himself as a “reluctant immigrant” from his native Holland. He was born in Haarlem in 1937 and studied painting at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 1956 to 1961. Arriving in Portland in 1965, he observed the cross currents of the American cultural scene of the 1960s with the fascination yet detachment of a European émigré.
In the decades since, Pander has maintained his cultural double vision: he documents and interprets American technology, materialism, topography, and disaster in paintings and drawings that recall the grand tradition of Dutch painting extending back to Rembrandt and Frans Hals. At the same time, drawing upon his childhood memories in Holland and periodic visits to his home country, he frequently paints European scenes and subjects as well. His painted narratives range from his memories of Nazi-occupied Holland to the NASA space center at Cape Canavrel, from the Portland creative scene to the burning of the New Carissa off the Oregon coast.
- Length: 30:15 minutes (20.78 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)
Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson joined us on Art Focus . She is the new curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum and has recently announced the finalists and winners of the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.