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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Conversations on Craft with OCAC President Denise Mullen

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Art Focus
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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

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Art Focus
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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
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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
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Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Judy Chicago in 1979 on The Dinner Party

Program: 
Art Focus
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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.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

Program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner Chief Enrollment Officer at OCAC

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Anne Boerner (pronounced "burner"), the Chief Enrollment Officer and Director of Admissions at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Boerner will talk about how to get into art school, what OCAC has to offer, and describes National Portfolio Day (which happens each  January), where prospective students can meet representatives from art schools from around the country and get advice on their portfolio.
www.ocac.edu/npday
 

Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill curator of "Italian Style" at the Portland Art Museum
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On Tuesday February 10, 2015, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Sonnet Stanfill, the Curator of 20th Century and Contemporary Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Stanfill will talk about "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945," a show at the Portland Art Museum (through May 3) which examines Italy’s dramatic transition from postwar devastation to a burgeoning industry.

She discusses the role of Italian fascism in the development of the garment industry, the rise of Rome, Florence and Milan as fashion centers, and the time Emilio Pucci made outfits for the Reed College ski team.
 
From the press release:

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Jo Hamilton
On Tuesday, February 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the artist Jo Hamilton about her show "Whom" which runs at the Laura Russo Gallery until Feb 28.
Hamilton trained as a painter in her hometown of Glasgow, UK but her latest show uses crotchet to make wall-mounted portraits ranging from police mugshots to other artists to her mother with a black eye. Hamilton will talk about some of the characters she has worked with, the way the medium unsettles expectations, and where to get the best acrylic yarn.    
 
From the press release:

Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Sean Cawelti of Tears of Joy Theatre
Guest host Ken Jones talks with in-studio guests Sean Cawelti, Andrew Fridae, and McKenna Twedt about Zen Shorts, the latest production from Portland’s Tears of Joy Theatre. Sean is the director, and Andrew and McKenna are puppeteers/actors in the production. Tears of Joy is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatres, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year their programs play to over 100,000 children and adults.

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

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Art Focus
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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

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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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Art Focus
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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
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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
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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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Art Focus
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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

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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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