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.

Sculptor James FLorschutz was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 16 2014, talking about Wedges Plus at Augen Gallery.
 
Julia Dolan the photgraphy curator at the Portland Art Museum was Joseph Gallivan's guest on Dec 9 2014, talking about the Blue Sky at 40 show. 

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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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Digital Art Panel with Stephen Slappe, Krystal South and Theo Downes-Le Guin

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Art Focus
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Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Digital Art Panel with Stephen Slappe, Krystal South and Theo Downes-Le Guin
On Feb 4, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a Digital Art Panel with Krystal South, Stephen Slappe and Theo Downes-Le Guin.
 
These two artists and one gallery owner will talk about Net art, mobile apps, art that exists only in computers, glitch art and the backlash against software and slick finishes. They will also talk about which artists are making a name for themselves in this realm.
 
Krystal South is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and writer whose piece "Identify Yourself" was included in PICA's TBA festival in 2013. http://idyrself.com/about.html In her day job she is a designer at Plus Citizen in Portland.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell

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Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Whiting Tennis and curator Blake Shell
Art Focus one hour special.

On January 28 2014  at 11.00am Joseph Gallivan interviews the painter and sculptor Whiting Tennis. Tennis will talk about his response to the built environment in Seattle, his method of automatic drawing and how it relates to his three dimensional structures, and what kind of music he listens to in the studio. And blue tarps. Whiting Tennis has a show at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem which runs until March 23, 2104. This interview was recorded on January 23, 2014 as Tennis passed through Portland on his way to give a lecture in Salem.

http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2013-14/whiting_...
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter and sculptor Bonnie Meltzer about her environmental activism
On Tuesday January 2`, 2013, at 11.30am, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Bonnie Meltzer about her show "Coal - Not in Any Backyard." North Portland based artist and environmental activist Meltzer will talk about how her work relates  to the plans to ship coal by train and barge from Montana to the pacific coast and on to China. 

WHAT: Coal - Not in Any Backyard
WHERE: University of Portland, Buckley Center Gallery
WHEN: January 13 - February 6, 2014
Artist talk and reception: Saturday, January 18 , 2pm - 4pm 

Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

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Art Focus
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bruce Guenther on Francis Bacon at PAM

Bruce Guenther from the Portland Art Museum will join Eva Lake to discuss the Francis Bacon portrait of Lucian Freud, a triptych very much in the news. This work is currently on display at the museum.

Becoming Blackfish

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Blackfish Gallery turns 35

Blackfish Gallery turns 35 this year. Opening on December 31st is their "Becoming Blackfish" exhibition. Members Stephan Soihl, Barbara Black and Paul Missal (who will show in the back room) will be Eva Lake's guests on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, the 31st.

Art Focus on 12/24/13

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

Mary Chomenko Hinckley

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Mary Chomenko Hinckley will be Eva Lake's guest on December 17th. She has a show called Gates of Venice: Pattern and Color at the Augen Gallery.

Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews conceptual artist Ben Buswell

On December 10, 2013 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the conceptual artist Ben Buswell about his process-driven photography and sculpture. His works often involve cutting the surface of his photographs of water and sand as he explores perspective and the western thought. Ben Buswell's show We Live Only Through Ourselves is on now at Upfor Gallery until January 25, 2014.

Interview with Artist Jim Riswold

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Jim Riswold

Jim Riswold will be Eva Lake's guest. We will talk about his latest show Art For Oncologists.

Photographer Isaac Layman on His Methods and His World View as Captured through the Lens

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Seattle photographer Isaac Layman about his methods, digital tools and world view

Joseph Gallivan interviews the photographer Isaac Layman, whose work is on show now in the Portland Art Museum as part of the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.
Layman is known for his large digital photo compositions based on everyday objects such as cupboards, sinks and cutting boards. Seattle resident Layman will talk about his photographic  method, his use of digital tools, and his world view as captured through the lens.
 
From the Elizabeth Leach Gallery press release for his Sept 2013 show "Funeral":

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Gary Wiseman and Gabe Flores

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Art Focus
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Tue, 12/07/2010

Artists are taking over shuttered storefronts, transforming them into exhibition spaces. The top floor of Pioneer Place, once a hopeful shopping mall, was empty. Now we have Place, a group of galleries featuring installation and work from PNCA students. Gabe Flores and Gary Wiseman are curators behind the project and they will be my guests this Tuesday on Art Focus.

Timothy Mahan and Grant Hottle

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/30/2010

Tim Mahan, director of Half Dozen, talks about his gallery. The current exhibiting artist is Grant Hottle (see painting), who also joined us.

Murdoch Art Services

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Tue, 11/16/2010

On the 16th of November Marilyn Murdoch was our guest along with Peter and Sally Murdoch. Marilyn is a well known collector. She also has Katayama Framing, considered by many to be the best framing in town. The choice there will make your mouth water. She maintains Artery and Murdoch Collections, where she exhibits and sells work out of her private collection. Perhaps where she made the biggest impact with artists was Guestroom, where local curators stepped up and created different kinds of exhibitions.

  • Title: Murdoch Art Services
  • Length: 29:54 minutes (41.06 MB)
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The Upcoming Disjecta Auction with Bryan Suereth and Ryan Burghard

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/09/2010

Disjecta founder Bryan Suereth and Ryan Burghard of the board of directors join us to talk about the fab auction. AC Dickson and Dave Allen will hold court and get artworks to the highest bidder. Stephanie Snyder curated and selected works into the live auction.

12 x 16 Gallery Marks Five Years

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Art Focus
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Tue, 11/02/2010

12 x 16 Gallery is a collective now located in Sellwood. They have been open for five years and are celebrating by showing nearly every artist that has exhibited with them. that means over 70 artists. Founding members Cary Doucette, Luke Dolkas and Eunice Parsons were our guests. They will have a big party this coming First Friday.

Art Focus on 09/21/10

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Art Focus
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Wed, 10/27/2010

Host Wendy Webb speaks with Linda Tesner, Director of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. They discuss Alison Saar: Bound for Glory, an exhibition exploring the sculptures and works on paper of Alison Saar. Saar’s York: Terra Incognita, a tribute to the memory of William Clark’s slave, was dedicated on Lewis & Clark’s campus in May 2010. The exhibition is up through December 12th.

  “Alison Saar is one of few contemporary artists to use the figure almost exclusively in her work—yet figurative representation is not her highest priority,” said Linda Tesner.  “She explores human impulses, cultural prejudices, and life experiences, drawing inspiration from folk art, African and Haitian aesthetics, myths and rituals from diverse cultures, American slave narratives, and music.”

  • Length: 28:49 minutes (26.38 MB)
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Allan Oliver of Onda Gallery

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/26/2010

Allan Oliver discusses his exhibition at Onda Gallery which focuses on The Day of The Dead.

Artist Esther Podemski on her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest" extended version

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Tue, 10/19/2010

This is an extended web version of Art Focus as host Tom Cramer speaks with artist Esther Podemski about her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest," which is about how globalization manifests in two aspects of Italian life today: the passing of traditional farming in Italy and the increase in enforced prostitution. The film is threaded with a metaphor from a medieval fresco in Siena, "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" by Ambriogio Lorenzetti.

Esther Podemski is a visual artist who also produced and directed "House of the World", a documentary film about the aftermath of the Holocaust. Shot in Poland, it screened in Europe and traveled throughout the United States with the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Discovery Communication purchased the film for national broadcast. The film also screened at Lincoln Center, the LA International Jewish Film Festival, Portland Art Museum’s Film Center and at numerous colleges. As a painter, Podemski has exhibited extensively in the Pacific Northwest and in New York City. She is currently represented by the Sears Peyton Gallery in New York and has had numerous exhibitions at the Alysia Duckler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. She has won a painting
fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts and twice participated in the Yaddo Residency Program. Esther Podemsk has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Parsons School of Design in New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. Recent work includes a video installation about the Newark riots of 1967 entitled 5 Days in July. This dual screen projection traveled to
galleries and museums throughout the U.S and was recently exhibited at the Director’s Lounge in Berlin , Germany. The project has been included in the “Black Miria Film Festival, a traveling festival screening at over 40 venues throughout the U.S. where it won 3rd director’s prize. 5 Days in July also one best short at The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Podemski also co-produced a radio drama about the
Newark riots, also titled 5 Days in July. The radio program was broadcast throughout the U.S. on NPR and can be heard on PRX, it was awarded the Zeitfunk award for radio.

Esther Podemski grew up in Portland Oregon and lived here most of her life prior to moving to New York. She has deep ties to the region and visits frequently.

www.thepeasantandthepriest.com

www.houseoftheworldfilm.com

www.5daysinjulyinstallation.com

www.searspeyton.com

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Michael Knutson

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Art Focus
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Tue, 10/05/2010

I am back from a hiatus for pledge drive this week - and the October show at Blackfish of Michael Knutson. What a great and easy way to return! My own enthusiasm for his remarkable paintings is evident in this video we made together a couple of years ago. In the video, he makes references to Albers, Held and Monet as he explains his process and the results. Maybe that sounds kind of dry and it isn't - he's got a sense of humor too. His new show opens this coming First Thursday.

T:BA:10 Special w/ Harrell Fletcher & Jens Hoffman

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Art Focus
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Wed, 09/08/2010

This is a special program featuring Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffman, curators of the People's Bienniel, a featured exhibition of the Time Based Art Festival 2010. Filling in for Eva, host and producer Sean Ongley.

 

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