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.

Vanessa renwick just opened a beautiful show at the Art Gym. She is our guest on April 22nd.

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.

 

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Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

On Tuesday April 15, 2104, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a discussion between the architectural writer Brian Libby and the architects Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell. They will talk about the Portland Building, Memorial Coliseum and the GasCo building on Highway 30, and whether there is a case for preserving such Portland landmarks.  
 
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com 

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston on Exhibition at Waterstone Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston

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

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

On Tuesday April 1, 2014, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards, the Curator-slash-Janitor of the Faux Museum in Portland's Old Town.
 
Richards will talk about the Faux Museum’s new exhibition called Collections & AnoMalieS Public & Privates, which runs now through May 26th.
 
The new collection includes
 
·         Litter from around the globe
·         Collection of odd dice
·         Hermit crab racing shells
·         and Gorilla and Sabre Tooth Tiger skulls

Portland Art Dealers Association

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jane Beebe, Bob Kochs and Daniel Peabody on PADA

Eva Lake will have Jane Beebe (PDX Contemporary Art), Bob Kochs (Augen Gallery) and Daniel Peabody (Elizabeth Leach Gallery) on to discuss the aims and activities of the Portland Art Dealers Association.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins
 
On Tuesday March 18, 2014,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins. Her new show is called "Recurrent Work" and runs at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University near Lake Oswego until April 2.
Watkins talks about her process, her experimentation and her sense of what the viewer gets form looking at her work.  
Much of the work is created by soaking cotton cord in black ink and exploring the marks it makes on paper and acetate. There are also installations of the dried cord attached to the walls, and other abstract works ("drawings") of silver and black pigment on paper.
 

interview with artist Amy Bernstein

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Amy Bernstein

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She is Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

On Tuesday March 4, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth as they take the temperature of the contemporary art scene in Oregon. Portland2014 is a biennial show or Oregon art
Los Angeles-based Amanda Hunt is the curator of the biennial, and Bryan Suereth is the Director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center at 8371 N Interstate Ave.
They  will talk about some of the standout artists who are showing at four galleries around Portland and how they were chosen.
 
http://www.biennial.disjecta.org/


From the press release:

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on artist Leonard Ruder

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on Leonard Ruder

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman will be Eva Lake's guests. The two are the children of Leonard Ruder, who just had a show at Augen Gallery and has also shown at the Portland Art Museum and the Marylhurst Art Gym.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr of PAM about Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr of PAM about Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music

 
On February 18, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.
 
Mr. Carr will talk about the new exhibition at the museum, called "Venice The Golden Age of Art and Music," which is at the Portland Art Museum until May 11.
From the press release:

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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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.

Audio

Her Presence in Colour - IX: Oregon Women's Caucus for Art welcomes international artists, promotes world peace

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/24/2010

Host Wendy Webb spoke with Madeline Janovec, Una Kim and Karen Swallow of the The Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (OWCA), a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art.  The OWCA recently welcomed 84 artists from 24 countries to Portland for the 9th biannual conference of the International Women’s Art Council (INWAC) based in Panang, Malaysia. Her Presence in Colours IX - International Women Artists Exhibition-USA 2010 - has been the first such conference held in the United States, and Portland opened it’s doors to welcome the artists during the first week in August, 2010. The show was held at the Littman Gallery at Portland State University; and the public was invited to the weeklong series of free events, offering an opportunity to interact with the artists and to help promote world peace and harmony through communication and meaningful interaction. 

Julie Perini

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/17/2010

Julie Perini talks about her video "Girl Next Door" at Pushdot.

Michelle Ross on "Home Curating"

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/10/2010
 
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews artist Michelle Ross, who teaches drawing and painting at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She created and curated "Home Curating," which is showing at the Hoffman Gallery through September 30th.

The exhibition was inspired by the book, "The Gift," by Lewis Hyde and seeks to illuminate the non-commercial aspect of artistic practice and its importance in a culture increasingly overrun by money and commodities.

Sherrie Wolf shows "Faces" at the Laura Russo Gallery

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/03/2010

In August Sherrie Wolf will show “Faces” at the Laura Russo Gallery. All the paintings of faces are from art history. Each piece is no bigger than a foot square. Some will be hung in a long line-up, some will be put into a grid. If you’re down with your art history, you’re going to see some familiar faces – Wolf has lifted from Rembrandt, Ingres, Vigee Le Brun, Vermeer, Goya, Caravaggio and many others. She seems to have adapted the approach of each individual painter, not just the details of a face.

  • Title: Sherrie Wolf
  • Length: 28:50 minutes (39.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

A conversation with Nathan Sandberg, Portland glass artist

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/27/2010

 Host Wendy Webb speaks with Nathan Sandberg, Portland glass artist.  Aside from having his own studio, Sandberg also works in the Research and Education Department at Bullseye Glass Co.   Bullseye Gallery presented a group exhibition of individual and collaborative works based on Italian author Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, on view August 4 through September 25, 2010. 

Diane Jacobs at 23 Sandy

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/20/2010

Diane Jacobs talks about her installation called Bowing to Paradox, which is at 23 Sandy.

Jeff Jahn talks about "Vection" at NAAU

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/13/2010

Jeff Jahn blasted into this town over ten years ago, curating group shows with far-reaching consequences. Jeff also co-founded PORT, a website all about Portland art – and he occasionally writes elsewhere (such as for Modern Painters). He is also a practicing artist and this month he is showing Vection at The New American Art Union and we’ll talk about the work on Art Focus tomorrow. OPENWIDEpdx has some installation pics here.

Calvin Ross Carl talks about his show at Half Dozen

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/06/2010

Calvin Ross Carl - he’s got a website, a blog. .... and another website. He’s a curator. He’s an artist with a show called Purple Mountain Majesty right now at Half Dozen. He talks about it all on Art Focus.

Photographer Lauren Henkin on her new book, "Displaced"

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/29/2010
Wendy Webb interviews photographer Lauren Henkin about her new book, "Displaced." Lauren's work explores loss and renewal through experimenting with light and landscape in locations such as Nova Scotia.

"Displaced" is a handmade limited edition book.

 

Lauren Henkin also teaches workshops for artists on fundraising and marketing your work. She has a studio in North Portland on Mississippi Avenue.

http://www.displacedproject.com/

http://www.laurenhenkin.com/

Deanne Belinoff at Beppu Wiarda Gallery

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010

Deanne Belinoff has mixed media and paintings at the Beppu Wiarda Gallery. The artist talks about her current show, her process and the history of her career.

  • Title: Deanne Belinoff
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:38 minutes (40.71 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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