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Target Photomontages

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Tom Cramer has kindly offered to come on the air and talk with me about my current show of Target Photomontages at Augen Gallery. I've got all kinds of weird feelings about it - because I strive to come off as a credible journalist. But I am still excited to do it.

Wid Chambers


Wid Chambers will be my guest on June 8th.

Judy Cooke

This month brings Judy Cooke to the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.  This particular show, called In Touch, examines the ideas of the Russian Constructivists and explores the space between painting and sculpture. She's my guest on June 1st.


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Leiv Fagereng


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Tomorrow on Art Focus my guest will be Leiv Fagereng, who currently has a show at Froelick. This show is called Bittersweetsweet. It’s a collection of portraits from the artist’s own inner circle. In the past Leiv has painted places, animals, especially birds. It’s all fantastic.

Andrea Schwartz-Feit


Andrea Schwartz-Feit has a show at Butters this month called “Seeing Without Knowing.” She uses encaustic to make images which are geometric and organic at the same time. They also jump back forth between abstraction and representation. Sometimes she has a dash of Klimt, especially when we see a shimmer (which I imagine to be gold leaf). I’ve never seen a jpg which really captured the luminosity of her paintings.

Plein Air Smackdown

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From May 14th through the 17th Portland will host Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse. This conference says it will challenge our traditional ideas of what art is and does. It will present artists, projects and events which will mediate the contemporary frameworks of art as service, as social space, as activism, as interactions, and as relationships.

One of the events is Plein Air Smackdown (see poster above), the brainstorm of Mark R. Smith who teaches at PCC. Painting students from PCC, PSU and OCAC will have a painting competition of sorts.

Gabriel Liston at the New American Art Union


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Gabriel Liston has moved his studio into the New American Art Union, producing an exhibition called Take That and Stand By for Trouble. We can watch the progress on a work and also check out his diaries from at least several years. He will be my guest on the 27th.

Victor Maldonado

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Victor Maldonado has a beautiful exhibition up at Froelick, all green paintings. This installation is comprised of panels in size of all the TV screens he has ever lived with. Maldonado addresses cross cultural identity and traffic via the monochrome. I am looking forward to having him on Art Focus this coming Tuesday.

James Lavadour

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In April PDX Contemporary Art presents Geographies of the Same Stone: for TT by the painter James Lavadour. Jim was once my guest when I did Artstar Radio on KPSU and I still have up a short transcript here of that interview. He’ll be my guest on Art Focus this Tuesday, the 30th of March.

Cris Moss, curator of Portland 2010

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For contemporary art fans in this town, the last two weekends have been filled with the Portland 2010 Biennial. Disjecta is producing this secession of art events with help from a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Art Focus on KBOO already broke the initial story of how Disjecta received monies from the trust to make a city-wide contemporary art show happen, with Cris Moss at the helm as curator. Moss will be my guest this coming Tuesday to go over the shows, now that they are all up

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