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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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
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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.
 
 
 
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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson on Betty LaDuke's APEX Exhibit

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am - 6:00pm
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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
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Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe of the Maryhill Museum of Art


On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Steve Grafe [PRONOUNCED GRAFF] , Director of Art at the Maryhill Museum of Art in the gorge, near Goldendale, Washington.

Grafe will talk about the new season at Maryhill, which includes American Indian painting from the 20th Century, photography of the making of the Columbia River Scenic Highway, glass work by Puget Sound artist Raven Skyriver, and folk textiles from Romania.

This show is edited by KBOO Volunteer Sam Parrish. 

Current exhibitions:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas about The Sum of its Parts: Part 2
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jeffrey Thomas, owner of the new gallery Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art. He will talk about "THE SUM OF ITS PARTS- Part 2". Thomas was crucial to the development of the art scene in Portland when he ran the Jamison/Thomas Gallery with William Jamison in the 1980s.
Thomas also talks about the Portland scene, his changing feelings about abstraction, and growing up with Dennis Hopper as a stepfather.

Audio editing by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 
 
From the press release:

Art Focus on 03/17/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

We hear an archival interview with artist and educator Judy Chicago, recorded just before the opening of her Masterpiece installation The Dinner Party at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1979.

Judy Chicago was an important advocate for the Feminist Arts Program at Cal Arts.  She began hosting a radio program at KPFK Los Angeles, and cofounded the Los Angeles Women's Building in 1973. 

In 1974 Judy began creating her landmark artistic Installation The Dinner Party. 

It would take 6 years to complete this masterpiece of 39 place settings arranged into groupings of 13, with the three dining tables arranged into a triangle.

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Centrifuge curated by Chroma

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/22/2011

In March Centrifuge, a group show curated by Chroma, opens at the Art Institute of Portland. Centrifuge explores links between art and architecture. We had the curators Jennifer Porter and Martha Wallulis, plus Caitlin Moore from the Art Institute of Portland on the radio  about the upcoming exhibition.

Portland Art Writers on Criticism

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/15/2011

My guests were Lisa Radon of Ultrapdx, Jeff Jahn of PORT, Barry Johnson (who wrote and edited for years at the O) and Brian Libby of Portland Architecture. We discussed art criticism in general and in Portland in particular.

Curator and Artist Jesse Hayward

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 02/01/2011

The next exhibition at the White Box will be COLLECT FOUR: Scenes From Portland’s Bleeding Edge. This show includes four artists and is curated by Jesse Hayward. He is the subject in this interview.

Hayward claims: "The artists in this show are all, first and foremost, collectors. Ben collects moments. Jason collects motif. Midori collects abstractions while Matt collects simplicities. They are earnest. They emphasize the clean and clear display of their artwork. These are not artists who confuse, misdirect or rely on trickery for effect. These are artists who sample first and filter later. Their early careers run parallel as well. All studied art and show regularly in town. Most participate in art collectives. They are roughly the same age and live in the same part of town. So in this show, we are truly watching different aspects of the same attitude, a very Portland attitude."

The show includes:Matthew Green, Midori Hirose, Jason Traeger and Benjamin Young. It opens today with a reception on the 5th. 

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Daniel Fagereng

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/25/2011

Daniel Fagereng talks about his show of constructions at the Japanese Garden.

Designer Mary Adams

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 01/18/2011

Originally from Oregon, Mary Adams has The Dress in NYC .... and a new book out called The Party Dress Book.

 

 

 

 

Ben Pink and Chris Haberman

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 01/11/2011

Ben Pink is the director of Launchpad Gallery - Launchpad right now is hosting a collaborative exhibition of Chris Haberman with Scott Chase called The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (see image).

 

Anna Solcaniova King and Graylan King of Anka Gallery

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 01/04/2011

Anna Solcaniova King and Graylan King, who own and direct Anka Gallery, were our guests. They have a big space and are able to present several shows at once, most of them of emerging artists.

Blake Shell

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 12/28/2010

In keeping with the current theme at Art Focus of the personalities behind art spaces - I am having Blake Shell join me this coming Tuesday. She is the curator at the Archer Gallery at Clark College and an artist in her own right. Currently the Archer Gallery has work up by Dan Gilsdorf and Peter Happel Christian. On the 11th of January, the Archer joins a group of community college galleries exhibiting Perimeter: We Live Here Now. These exhibitions feature works by artists from outside the USA who now live here.

Jennifer Stoots

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 12/21/2010


 

Lately Art Focus has been looking at people who operate art spaces, many of them alternative. But what about those who operate sans space? People who make things happen unattached to real estate? Jennifer Stoots is a prime example. She is a photography specialist, advising clients and collectors, appraising artworks, curating exhibitions, writing and lecturing. She also represents artists, including Stu Levy, who has a show up at Augen Gallery right now.

 

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Tiffany Ruth and Chelsea Rose

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 12/14/2010

Art Focus continues its series on local art spaces. Lately we're consumed with pop-up galleries which are taking advantage of all the vacant real estate. Tiffany Ruth has a regular art space in NW Portland called T. Ruth Artspace which is showing Chelsea Rose this month (see image). Chelsea does incredible body painting and her partner, Danny Rodriguez, works on the photo documentation. All three joined us at KBOO. Tiffany Ruth is also masterminding pop-up galleries in the NW Thurman area, with an artwalk every third Thursday.
 

 

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