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.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Episode Archive

Art Focus on 06/04/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Merridawn Duckler

On June 4, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Merridawn Duckler about her and her brother Geordie Duckler's current show at Blackfish Gallery called Ritual, The Show. It is a group exhibit by Blackfish Gallery Artists, running from June 4 to June 29, 2013

In “Ritual, The Show” a transformed gallery space created by Blackfish

member Merridawn Duckler and guest artist Geordie Duckler invites

visitors to partake in three separate experiences that combine ritual and art.

The first involves sitting in silence for four minutes 33 seconds in a tent in

the gallery, a reference to experimental composer John Cage’s famous piece

Art Focus on 05/28/13

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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Artist Cynthia Lahti

Cynthia Lahti will be our guest on Art Focus. She currently has a show at PDX Contemporary Art.

Art Focus on 05/21/13

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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sarah Margolis-Pineo about Object Focus: The Bowl

On Tuesday May 21, 2013, Joseph Gallivan will interview Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft, about the exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl.

The show looks at the humble bowl in the context of Art, craft and everyday life.

Art Focus on 05/14/13

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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Sandy Roumagoux

 

Sandy Roumagoux has a show at Blackfish. She is our guest this week.

Art Focus on 05/07/13

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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews curator Diane Durston about Isamu Noguchi's Japanese Garden show

On Tuesday May 7, Joseph Gallivan interviews Diane Durston of the Portland Japanese Garden about the show of sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, the famed Japanese-American artist.

 

Art Focus on 04/30/13

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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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artist Patrick Collier

 We have Patrick Collier on the radio with us.

Art Focus on 04/23/13

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Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Terri Hopkins the curator of the Art Gym at Marylhurst University

On Tuesday April 23, Joseph Gallivan will interview Terri Hopkins about two shows on incarceration that she has curated at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, just south of Lake Oswego.

Hopkins will talk about the work of two artists. Julie Green's show is The Last Supper: 500 Plates, and consists of 500 hand painted ceramic plates showing what death row prisoners ordered for their final meal.

Buddy Bunting's "The Prison Industrial Complex" is a series of large scale drawings of modern American prisons.

 

http://www.marylhurst.edu/arts-and-events/art-gym/art-gym-exhibitions/current-exhibition.html

Art Focus on 04/16/13

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Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Brian Ferriso of the Portland Art Museum

Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum, will be Eva Lake's guest.

Art Focus on 04/09/13

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane

On Tuesday April 9, 2013, Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Seth Tane. 

Tane is a realist painter who depicts industrial maritime scenes (oil tankers, large ships, tugs etc), as well as street scenes from San Francisco and New York.  Tane has a fascinating background which includes shipping heavy sculptures for New York sculptors such as Mark Di Suvero in the 1970s, captaining ships, manufacturing tugboat pilothouses and running a marine salvage business in the waters around Portland. 

Art Focus on 04/02/13

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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Philip Iosca

Above is an installation by Philip Iosca at Fourteen30 Contemporary. He is out guest on Art Focus.

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Gary Wiseman and Gabe Flores

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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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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.

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The Upcoming Disjecta Auction with Bryan Suereth and Ryan Burghard

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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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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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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.”

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Allan Oliver of Onda Gallery

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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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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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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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