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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Episode Archive

Art Focus on 02/12/13

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Michelle Ross

 

 

Eva Lake will interview Michelle Ross who is showing at the Museum of Contemporary Craft (as a part of the group show "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live") and is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Art Focus on 02/05/13

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Joseph Gallivan talks to Julia Dolan of the Portland Art Museum about photographer Carrie Mae Weems

On Tuesday Feb 5, Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan about photographer Carrie Mae Weems.

The retrospective exhibition, "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video" is at the Portland Art Museum February 2 – May 19, 2013.

Julia Dolan is the museum's Minor White Curator of Photography

Art Focus on 01/29/13

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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 01/22/13

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Mariana Tres of Portland's Society For Nebulous Knowledge

On Tuesday January 22 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Mariana Tres, curator of the Society for Nebulous Knowledge, about the show "Celestial Clockwork." In her show at Chambers@916 Gallery, Tres presents the artefacts of 19th Century Astoria clockmaker and astronomer Herschel McShougle. In 1867 he envisioned the measure of time in a wholly unprecedented way. He set out to build a clock that would keep time for ten thousand years.

Art Focus on 01/15/13

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Kelly Rauer and Samantha Wall
There is a two person show at Marylhurst Art Gym - Weight by Kelly Rauer and Laid to Rest by Samantha Wall. They will both be our guests on Art Focus this week.

Art Focus on 01/08/13

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Art Focus with guest Christopher Rauschenberg

Joseph Gallivan will interview photographer Christopher Rauschenberg about Museum, his show of recent photographs which runs at the Elizabeth leach Gallery January 3 to February 2, 2013.

For his photographs, Christopher Rauschenberg takes inspiration from his daily life and extensive travels. A recent journey to St. Petersburg gave rise to Museum, a series of photographs that capture arresting and absurd moments in the still reverence of museum settings. Rauschenberg creates unexpected juxtapositions of the unaltered every day, captured glances that illustrate wit and beauty that is often overlooked. His quietly scintillating compositions draw the viewer into an environment that allows for greater investigation and contemplation.

Art Focus on 12/18/12

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Art Focus on 12/11/12

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Molly Vidor and Nell Warren

Guest host Joseph Gallivan interviews two artists who are showing at PDX Contemporary Art, Molly Vidor and Nell Warren. The show is called Black Dove/Sky Forms.

Art Focus on 12/04/12

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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ceramic sculptor Sara Swink

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews local ceramic sculptor Sara Swink about her life in clay and her creative process.

Upcoming events for Sara Swink include:

Holiday Show & Sale of members of Sara's studio. Sat., Dec 8, 10 to 5 and Sun.,
Dec 9, noon to 4. Clay Circle Studio, 461 SW Alderwood Dr., West Linn

The BIG 300 SHOW where all benefits go to the Oregon Food Bank. Opening reception Sat., Dec 8, 2pm to 9pm. On the top floor of Pioneer Mall. 

Guardino Gallery's annual holiday show, Little Things. Runs until Christmas 2939 NE Alberta

And Sara conducts a TWO-DAY CREATIVE PROCESS WORKSHOP January 19 & 20, 2013

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Art Focus on 11/27/12

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Brigitte Dortmund
Brigitte Dortmund on Art Focus

 Brigitte Dortmund has a show of paintings at the Mark Woolley Gallery for the month of November. She is our guest on Art Focus this week.

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Centrifuge curated by Chroma

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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

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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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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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Tue, 01/25/2011

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

Designer Mary Adams

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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